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
271 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
Green Line: Copley
M–Sa 5pm–2am, Su 11am–3pm, 5pm–2am
Back Bay, Boston –
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.
Posh business professionals, fashionable ladies, trendy types, and lounge lovers, mid-20s to late 30s.
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.
Mexican fare including ceviche, tacos, enchiladas, and steak.
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.
Business causal to upscale trendy: designer tops, high-end jeans, cocktail dresses, classy shoes and heels.
Thursdays through Saturdays after 9pm for the most happening party vibe.
Saint (90 Exeter Street) offers a multi-room high-energy dance scene.