The music is playing, kitchen is set, margaritas are being shaken...all we need is you. Lola, with food inspired by the coastal regions of Mexico and ... More
Lola - Denver
The music is playing, kitchen is set, margaritas are being shaken...all we need is you. Lola, with food inspired by the coastal regions of Mexico and a bar named one of the Top Five Places to Drink Tequila in North America, it is the spot for serious eats and crafted cocktails. From happy hour, table-side prepared guacamole and the ever changing ceviche bar menu to chef's tables and private events, Lola offers up much more than just a dinner and brunch menu that has won the hearts of the Denver dining community.
Yes there are trendy people and if you know someone who works there you may get good service, if not good luck. The food is very over priced the things I have had are average but not worth the money. The main problem is the managers there are stuck up and pretentious and if you look like you are actualy enjoying yourself at this overpriced tequila and snob emporium then you will be asked to leave as one of my freinds was after literally 3 beers. I guess he was smiling to much for this dark haired coke head manger or he did not like his sandals. Maybe the managers would be better off making sure the patrons were having a good time rather than their personal opinion of people then I might give this place another chance only cuz the hot woman...Definitly not for the food
This is probably the worst mexican food I have ever had. We were taken there by a friend who probably thought the food was good because trendy people frequent the place. It was horrible. 8 dollars for the gimmicky tableside guacamole served with some of the coldest most stale tortilla chips started off the meal. Fresh chips? even some of the cheapest hole in the wall places got that down, and their guacamole is a whole lot better. Then after waiting about lets say 30 minutes(I'm being generous here) we got our food. I ordered the tilapia at 23 dollars a plate and the couldnt seem to figure out how to filet it. Well done, a whole fish gutted and seasoned and breaded then deep fried, I've had more inventive recipes camping and fileted to boot. My wife had the lamb and for the small portion she was served she ate about half and decided that she was done with her torture. Well our friends who seemed to be doing well with their sangria which apparantley helps you choke down the food couldn't seem to be getting the last of the overpriced shrimp down so they had another sangria. If you want to get good mexican food search elsewhere, seriously.
Lola is a cozy little place with excellent Margaritas and cocktails (the bar area is pretty small, however). The tableside guacamole was excellent, and all of our food was great. This is a nice place for a romantic dinner for two, or to get together with friends for an enjoyable evening out.
We had a hard time finding parking to eat at lola's. I love Mexican food and this place knows how to do it right! They had excellent choices including the wine list! I would recommend that you make a reservation on weekends though!
My wife and I ate dinner at Lola on April 2nd, 2005. Chips, Guacomole and salsa were both very tasty. My wife had a special Mahi-Mahi dish which she raved about. I had the Braised Pork Enchiladas which perfectly balanced the spice of chili with the sweet of pineapple. Deserts were excellent too. We will defnitely return.