Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

Lounge / Mexican Restaurant / Tequila Bar
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar A lair of Mexican spirits and Latin beats, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is a sultry sunken lounge with a drink list almost as long as Nabokov's namesake novel – albeit much easier to read. Boston United States 42.35045 -71.077493
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Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar - Lounge | Mexican Restaurant | Tequila Bar in Boston.
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Party Earth Review A lair of Mexican spirits and Latin beats, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is a sultry sunken lounge with a drink list almost as long as Nabokov’s namesake novel – albeit much easier to read. Trendy... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 5pm–2am, Su 11am–3pm, 5pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

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A lair of Mexican spirits and Latin beats, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is a sultry sunken lounge with a drink list almost as long as Nabokov's namesake novel – albeit much easier to read.

A lair of Mexican spirits and Latin beats, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is a sultry sunken lounge with a drink list almost as long as Nabokov’s namesake novel – albeit much easier to read.

Trendy young professionals fill the dimly lit space after work, settling in on the main bar’s scarlet chairs to choose from nearly two hundred tequilas, while fashionistas fresh from shopping on Newbury Street enjoy complimentary tequila-infused sorbet before gobbling up fresh guacamole and sticky spare ribs.

From the flocked wallpaper to the brick pillars, crimson hues dominate the venue, juxtaposed against dark wood flooring, vintage lamps, and wrought-iron latticework to create a spicy atmosphere perfect for mingling with the stylish clientele.

While both the dining area and adjacent lounge tend to be mellow earlier in the week, the venue takes on more of a club feel Thursday through Saturday nights, when the volume goes up a few notches and heavily made-up ladies and the men who love them get into some serious flirting.

Diehard revelers often come back for brunch on Sunday mornings, spreading out on large red and black banquettes for champagne and red velvet pancakes and a relaxed cap to the week.

Although dancing isn’t prevalent, Lolita’s sexy salsa beats often induce even the shyest guests to join in on some impromptu hip shaking, aided no doubt by plenty of rounds of sangria and margaritas.

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Tip from Adriana:

While the food and drinks are scrumptious, the sorbet is a sight in itself, served on a bubbling bed of dry ice. And save room at the end of your meal – the suited servers always bring out a blue cloud of cotton candy. No after-dinner mints here!

  • Crowd

    Posh business professionals, fashionable ladies, trendy types, and lounge lovers, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Mostly Latin beats, which increase in volume as the night goes on. Occasional special events and promotions. Silent black and white Mexican films occasionally projected in the lounge.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Mexican fare including ceviche, tacos, enchiladas, and steak.

  • Prices

    Brunch menu $9–$22, appetizers and ceviche $11–$14, soups and salads $6–$8, tacos $11–$14, entrées $17–$29.

    Beer $4–$7, margaritas $12–$14/glass or $44–$48+/pitcher, mojitos $12–$13, sangria $9–$10/glass or $27–$30/pitcher, wine $8–$18/glass or $28–$80/bottle, champagne $8–$18/glass or $32–$350/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Business causal to upscale trendy: designer tops, high-end jeans, cocktail dresses, classy shoes and heels.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays through Saturdays after 9pm for the most happening party vibe.

  • Close By

    Saint (90 Exeter Street) offers a multi-room high-energy dance scene.

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Dark Glamour
Catherine J. Mar 22, 2013
I discovered Lolita completely by accident one night, and am so glad I did. Located right off of Newbury St, Lolita has the upscale atmosphere that is expected of the location, but has something that surrounding bars lack: intrigue. This place is dark, sexy, and fun! As soon as I stepped inside, I totally forgot I was in Back Bay (however, was quickly reminded of the fact when I saw the menu prices...) The interior is gorgeous and different to any other Boston bar I've been to with it's dim, red lighting complementing the elegant and eclectic furniture--reminded me of a vintage, gothic brothel. The clientele is diverse, but decidedly cool; expect everyone from tatted up musicians to sleek young professionals. Everyone is friendly and my friend and I struck up conversation with many of the groups seated near us. As for drinks, I have to admit I stuck with mojitos for the night instead of tackling the tequila selection (I know! But the mojitos were THAT good...next time, Lolita). The prices are a little steep, but that's to be expected for the location. All in all, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is a great find that would be great for after dinner drinks, date night, or whenever you want to escape the area's sea of generic, trendy bars.
A Swanky Atmosphere Mixed with Great Food and Drinks
Alyssa S. Feb 22, 2013
For Fat Tuesday pre-celebrations, I recently met my friend at Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar after work for dinner and drinks. The best way I can describe the atmosphere is that of a sexy but swanky dungeon. From the red glow throughout the dining room and bar, to the brown leather couches and ornate black iron fixtures, it's a place you wouldn't mind getting trapped. We were quickly whisked to our table and served the signature grapefruit sorbet served on a steaming platter of dry ice and topped with tequila. The tequila menu was overwhelming at first, but the waitress explained the variety of flavors & finishes while recommending some favorites. The margarita list was less extensive, and I went with the bonita margarita which featured white peach and cuervo traditional reposado.For dinner, I went with a blackened mahi taco and split the fresco guacomole with my friend. The dishes were delicious, filling and fresh and I opted to tackle the tequila menu for dessert. I went for a shot that had a buttery finish and left me feeling that perfect kind of buzzed. In addition to the liquor, the waitress brought us our complimentary cotton candy, which tasted like green apple and had hidden little pop rocks attached to the fluff for a nice crunch. I've never been a huge fan of tequila, but Lolita Cocina made me a convert. If you're looking for a great date spot, after-work drinks or a night out, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar should be on your list.
Take your appetite and thirst on an adventure - and bring your friends, they'll be glad you did.
Bernie F. Dec 22, 2012
I was lucky to visit Lolita last summer. It's a delightful place to meet friends for drinks, meals, and conversation. The chefs create wonderful selections and the mixologists match with traditional to inspired drinks. The location is perfect - near the square and the beautiful Boston library. Treat yourself to a visit.
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