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“Cool tapas with a distinctive Latin twist”
Review of Lolo

Lolo
Ranked #185 of 5,826 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Mission District
Cross street: At Bartlett between Mission and Valencia
Description: Lolo was designed by Lorena Zertuche using many recycled materials. It was our attempt to create an environment that is fun and without pretention. We strive to take common ideas from all around the world and give them a playful and delicious new perspective. We have a lot of fun bringing together the culinary traditions of Mexico and Turkey.
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Don't come here for conversation--this place throbs with the din of many voices and the clatter of plates and glasses. But if you like sharing creative, intensely flavored fare, this is small-plate heaven. Billed as Mexican, Lolo is more aptly described as tapas with a Mexican accent and a sense of what's new. Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts and lots of balsamic vinegar didn't tast very Mexican to us but we polished off every one. Lolo's beet salad was not the tasty but tired cheese-topped number you've seen ecerywhere else. Thin-sliced beets had been cleverly layered with some sort of delectable cheese and beet puree. We loved the lamb sliders and the tuna tacon with tomatillo sauce and avocado. Cocktails made with Mexican spirits really shine, with non-alcoholic versions available for teetotalers with taste. Service was brisk but not brusque.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Lolo is a sister restaurant to Anita Li and I Latina both of Guadalajara, Mexico and it has the same hipster, shabby décor but great food. Unlike the Mexico places, Lolo serves in a more tapas style, smaller portions that can be shared. We tried the tropical tacos, the fried brussel sprouts, and the carnitas. The flavors were those of the original restaurants in GDL, which means they were true GDL flavors and not the U.S. version of Mexican food. The bar is well stocked with tequilas and the place stays busy so make a reservation and take your friends

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Thank jaede
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

I thik this is one of the best places to eat in SF. Worth visiting the not so turistic area where it is located

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Thank mxtri
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Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and i went here for a romantic dinner after we found la taqueria closed. It was busy so we had to sit outside which was a bit cold but there was a heater- there were also buskers and suspicious looking people lingering next door. The hostess failed to greet us or even acknowledge us for a good 5 minutes before we were seated. We ordered two plates per person (4 in total). The brussel sprouts, as a few prople have reviewed were good but very vinegary! The gambas bravas were pretty spicy and so was the poblano portabello dish. The waitress forgout our guacamole and when it came it was a bit too small for the price. Value for money was ok not great. Food overall though was of high quality. Finally, i didnt get round to dessert because apparently we became invisible to the waitress once again. Took 15 minutes to pay. Maybe a better experience if you are inside and in plain sight?

Thank Allanah G
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stunning food in a cool spot- the brussels sprouts with hazelnuts were divine, the carnitas drool-worthy...then the ice cream sandwich...I sat alone at the bar and the waitstaff was really great. Friendly, engaging and efficient without rushing. The decor keeps you looking around at all the neat stuff arranged and the bill comes in a wee boot! Loved it!

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Thank shezswan
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