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Lolita Restaurant

4.6
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1361 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Lolita is a Modern Mexican Restaurant located in Philadelphia in Midtown Village. Originally opened in 2004 by restaurateurs Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, it underwent a major renovation in 2014 and reopened with a fresh look, a new Mexican street food-inspired menu and a full liquor license.

The extensive full-scale renovation highlights the addition of a 16-seat bar and chef's counter looking into the open kitchen. Lolita seats 45 guests with additional outdoor sidewalk seating in the warmer months. Reservations are accepted every day for lunch and dinner, while seating at the bar and chef’s counter is on a first come, first served basis. We have a full liquor license and accept all major credit cards.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1361 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outdoor seating during quarantine was great. Just didn’t like the heat but that couldn’t be helped. Would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Lolita... they never disappoint. Things were a little different with Covid restrictions but the entire experience was fluid and the food was delicious. The watermelon margaritas were refreshing, the tacos were great and the Mexican street corn was out of this world!!

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vipKeyaS
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was very pleasant and met the COVID standards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did a great job setting up outdoor dining and keeping spacing for social distance. Only critique was that margarita pitcher was expensive and not of great quality. Otherwise, a really lovely return to dining out!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was great & food/drinks were delicious. The tables were a little too close together for me being as though we are still in a pandemic and are supposed to be practicing social distancing.

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EmmaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Fish and fried chicken tacos were SO disappointing. Barely anything in the taco, and it was fried so hard that it was dried out and barely edible. I really appreciate the safety measures they put in place for COVID, and outdoor dining was fun if loud on the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice good food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my 2nd time eating out since March. I had the shrimp taqueza, which was delicious! The waitress was wonderful. The weather was perfect so sitting outside was very comfortable. Two thumbs up!

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, but blood orange pitcher was watery and not worth the price. Highly recommend the burger (it comes with onion rings and they were insane). We made a reservation for happy hour because the website says it goes until 6:30 - but when we got there we were told it ends at 6. A bit disappointing especially considering we paid $36 for unimpressive drinks. The website should be accurate...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Corn was amazing.

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vnut
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they did a nice job of making seating available outside. tables were well-spaced. when it was drizzling a bit, they moved us under an umbrella, which was great. margaritas and food are still excellent.

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xolaurinxo
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was amazing! We had to eat outside which is understood and the menu was a little limited but it was nice 😊😊

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Marie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! It was my first time there this past weekend and everything about it was great. The service, food, and drinks were all amazing. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Because of the pandemic, we had to eat outside hence the high volume. Great experience overall!

SM
SharM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour outdoors was nice and not directly in the sun.

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sharonp
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Interesting , creative Mexican; nice change from same old.

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Christy
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious! One of the best Mexican meals I have ever had. Would highly recommend!

KG
vipKateG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent, but the prices are a bit steep.

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melissab
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the tasting menu - great value for 3 courses!

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deedee
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, food, and service. Highly recommend.

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jmpach
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post-Philadelphia Flower Show dinner.

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Bush
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb service! The Turney and Safran restaurants never disappoint.

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KimF
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Loved the guacamole! Great meal but be aware it’s a wee bit spicy. Desserts scrumptious. Everything delish and service was attentive.

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vipTheSundaystew
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Part of our dinner was still frozen. When we told the waiter he seemed to not be surprised, like it happens often. Was not credited for for my frozen dinner nor addressed by the manager. After that we left and order a amazing pizza from their sister restaurant. I will not be returning.

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vipCindy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food, yummy drinks (that sneak up on you). Definitely worth a visit. Heads up for any parents, this restaurant does not have high chairs or boosters...or milk. The amazing waitress offered to run to a store for milk (I mean, that’s service) although I did not need milk for my son that badly. No high chair was sort of a big issue for an overtired 2 year old but we managed. Other than that I’d definitely go back - plus, we survived no high chair so we know we can do it!

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KayliP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location and space. Awesome to feel safe about eating out being celiac. Gluten free menu and knowledgeable server! Awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a cute spot. A tad pricey but cute

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Good food ! I have to say ! But place is narrow and noisy,fewer food options

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vipRick
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

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vipKellyAnn111
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, and service! Reasonable prices too. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Loud, cramped and not “authentic” enough Mexican for me.

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Brutus
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was very good. Our server had great suggestions.

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RonR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. My better half liked her dish and mine more than I did.

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JimS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best creative mexican restaurant around. Where else can you get guacamole with brussell sprouts and bacon. YUM!! Great Tequila Flights and wonderful happy hour specials. It's one of our favorite restaurants

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vipFourthFelicia
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Guacamole was amazing. Everything else was ok.