Lolita

Mexican Restaurant
106 S 13th St (btw Chestnut & Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails, BYO
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.1/10

Based on 83 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Cassie P.
    BYO Tequila and throw it in with one of their fresh juices.(3 Tips)
    Lindsey K.
    BYOT: bring your own tequila and enjoy their famous mixers!(2 Tips)
    Valerie B.
    Lolita has the best carne esada I have ever had in my life!!(2 Tips)
    James R.
    Traditional and Blood Orange margarita mix are both fantastic.(9 Tips)
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  • BYOB
  • good for dates
  • good for a late night
  • short ribs
  • good service
  • Mexican corn
  • sea urchin
  • sangria
  • cozy
  • big portions
  • beef
  • trendy
  • tarts
  • cocktails
  • halalbite

    Excellent fish and shrimp tacos with tres leches cake. Enchilada is okay

    halalbite · 3 weeks ago
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  • Matthew W.

    Great Carnitas Tacos...

    Matthew Williams · April 26
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  • Patrick W.

    Chilaquiles are $$$

    Patrick W · April 17
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  • Amanda G.

    Fantastic service. Drinks were delivered within 2 minutes of placing the order and the dishes were timed perfectly. Attentive without being overbearing. And the food? Delicious! Try the carnitas tacos

    Amanda Gahagan · January 7
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  • Jimmy C.

    Good food , try the chilaquiles, large portion though, but delicious!

    Jimmy Chrabieh · December 29, 2014
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  • Samantha W.

    The food is excellent but the atmosphere isn't as good

    Samantha Walsh · December 29, 2014
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  • Brian

    Awesome tacos and chips. Great service, too.

    Brian · November 29, 2014
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  • Jamie E.

    Linnnnnndinnnnnn

    Jamie Etkind · November 1, 2014
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  • Nick M.

    Fish tacos. Ahh-mazing.

    Nick Mitchell · October 24, 2014
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  • Katrina C.

    Amazing everything! Drinks, tacos, guacamole, and don't forget the mexican corn!

    Katrina Croswell · August 29, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Lolita as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • 5xPanda

    Memelitas are little too salty...

    5xPanda · August 12, 2014
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  • 5xPanda

    Jalapeno Cucumber margarita and tamales

    5xPanda · August 12, 2014
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  • Amber R.

    I loved the food and drinks. The mango guacamole is the best!!

    Amber Rose · August 10, 2014
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  • Erin A.

    I miss it being a BYOT (bring your own tequila) place :(. Now there is nothing that special about it. Used to be my favorite place too.

    Erin Avery · June 9, 2014
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  • Cassie P.

    BYO Tequila and throw it in with one of their fresh juices. It's a small spot so a reservation is highly recommended.

    Cassie P · August 24, 2013
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  • Lindsey K.

    BYOT: bring your own tequila and enjoy their famous mixers! Definitely go for Taco Tuesday: choose fish, beef, chicken, or veg and pile the works on their fresh tortillas for just $20 :)

    Lindsey Kane · July 31, 2013
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  • Kirsten

    Delicious!!

    Kirsten · July 7, 2013
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  • Julie L.

    Brought a birthday cake with us...it was $4 per person if we ate it there...smh

    Julie Lo · July 6, 2013
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  • Iris M.

    Skip the oily queso fundido but don't miss the enchiladas verdes.

    Iris McCarthy · April 29, 2013
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  • Greg D.

    Restaurant week menu was terrible. It was my first time here and I've heard amazing things. Super disappointed.

    Greg Dahling · January 28, 2013
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  • Brooke

    BEST carne asada - one of my favorite dishes ever.

    Brooke · December 22, 2012
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  • Visit Philly

    The Best Thing I Ever Ate homed in on Chef Marcie Turney's Mexican-style tiramisu. We suggest saving room for dessert.

    Visit Philly · September 19, 2012
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  • Eric S.

    Where do I start...Order a few dishes and share across the table that way you won't have to be dedicated to something you don't like.

    Eric Scott · August 26, 2012
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  • Elizabeth B.

    Try the enchilada!

    Elizabeth Borlik · July 23, 2012
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  • Allison

    BYO tequila and they'll mix a big pitcher of margaritas for you; go for the blood orange if it's available!

    Allison · July 14, 2012
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  • Johanna B.

    Delicious!!!

    Johanna B · June 8, 2012
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  • James R.

    BYO Tequila and a great atmosphere (inside and outside). Start out with the Guacamole, and try the Carne Esada. Traditional and Blood Orange margarita mix are both fantastic.

    James Russell · June 8, 2012
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  • Krissy N.

    Over priced Mexican food.....18$ minimum per person and cash only are the three reasons why I won't go back!!

    Krissy N · April 28, 2012
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  • Visit Philly

    It’s all about Mexican cuisine and top-notch tequila mixers at this bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot, another eatery by partners Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran.

    Visit Philly · April 3, 2012
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  • Drew I.

    The carne asada is really good.

    Drew Inglis · March 11, 2012
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  • Visit Philly

    You bring the tequila, and the staff at Lolita will mix up a delicious margarita. We recommend naranja de sangria, which includes freshly squeezed margarita mix, blood orange puree and wild mint.

    Visit Philly · March 6, 2012
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  • Gautam C.

    BYOT is Awesome. Good food, great quality - but pretty salty. Try and ask for a little less sodium. It robs the food of its natural flavor.

    Gautam Chowdhry · January 29, 2012
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  • Vincent R.

    The best steak in Philadelphia ... Carne Asada always rare... Always perfect. 

    Vincent R. · November 10, 2011
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Continental meets Mexican in an ever more buzz-worthy way. Lolita made our 2011 list of best restaurants in Philly! Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2011
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  • Aroundphilly

    The margaritas are deliciously tart. Nab a table outside to avoid the loud atmosphere (unless you like that kind of thing).

    Aroundphilly · August 22, 2011
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  • Katie R.

    The hostess/manager is evil

    Katie Roberts · August 14, 2011
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  • Carol B.

    I you get the guac make sure to get it with the chipotle & mango! And the margaritas are a must!

    Carol Blackburn · July 26, 2011
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  • Ricky

    The beef tenderloin is true perfection, as with any good beef entree don't go over medium and it will melt in your mouth. Spectacular guac, some of the best I've had

    Ricky · June 21, 2011
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  • Miranda

    The duck is fabulous! Very tender and juicy

    Miranda · June 13, 2011
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  • Valerie B.

    Lolita has the best carne esada I have ever had in my life!!

    Valerie Blassey · January 5, 2011
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  • Matt B.

    Great sea urchin ceviche.

    Matt Bloch · November 21, 2010
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  • Tara H.

    beware the $18/person food minimum. i doubt i'll be back, even though the blood orange margarita was pretty good. oh, and it's cash only.

    Tara H. · October 17, 2010
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  • Joanna

    Bring a date or friend, share 2 apps and 1 entree and you'll more than cover that minimum for drinking. Try the short ribs!

    Joanna · September 21, 2010
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  • Landis H.

    Mahi mahi is pretty good. The lamb is fun but the accessories are like eating Thanksgiving stuffing.

    Landis Hughes · July 3, 2010
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  • Michelle M.

    This place sucks they won't let you drink without spending $20 a person on food and your so full from there expensive appetizers

    Michelle Michelle · June 24, 2010
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  • David

    Save room for the bread pudding. And bring cash; it's cash only. Good food, but this place is overpriced.

    David · May 15, 2010
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  • Charles B.

    Blood orange margs when available and the bread pudding desert is unreal. A bit overpriced but a good time

    Charles B · April 15, 2010
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  • Jenna O.

    Cute waiters

    Jenna Odett · April 3, 2010
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  • Jesse L.

    Good flavors. Slightly overpriced. Trendy.

    Jesse Leonard · March 28, 2010
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