Lola

★★★★☆
  • 1575 Boulder St

    Denver, CO 80211

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  • 720-570-8686

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Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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This place can get crowded in a minute which is a good thing, you can tell that this place deserves your money. I took my son here to celebrate with amazing dishes.

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★★★★★

This place can get crowded in a minute which is a good thing, you can tell that this place deserves your money. I took my son here to celebrate with amazing dishes.

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We had dinner in this place last week and we really enjoyed dining here. The food is great, we never picked our favorite because everything is good, and the people are so polite.

5
★★★★★

We had dinner in this place last week and we really enjoyed dining here. The food is great, we never picked our favorite because everything is good, and the people are so polite.

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I have always loved Lola, but am so impressed with their party hosting! I had my 40th birthday party there and we booked BeLola (the room below Lola) and had about 50 people. They did a great job timing the appetizers, keeping everyone's

3
★★★★★

I have always loved Lola, but am so impressed with their party hosting! I had my 40th birthday party there and we booked BeLola (the room below Lola) and had about 50 people. They did a great job timing the appetizers, keeping everyone's

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Chicken and waffles= heaven!

5
★★★★★

Chicken and waffles= heaven!

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Went to Lola monday night and found out they had All Night Happy Hour. The drinks are amazing, cucumber lemonade and 5 dollar margaritas all go great with the food. We sat on the patio and loved it...but wished for bar height tables in

3
★★★★★

Went to Lola monday night and found out they had All Night Happy Hour. The drinks are amazing, cucumber lemonade and 5 dollar margaritas all go great with the food. We sat on the patio and loved it...but wished for bar height tables in

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Great adventuresome food. Amazing tequila menu. Great atmosphere. Always a favorite. Never fails to delight.

5
★★★★★

Great adventuresome food. Amazing tequila menu. Great atmosphere. Always a favorite. Never fails to delight.

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Dined on the deck of Lola this Friday with friends and had a great time. Loved the guacamole prepared table side and waiter was great. Specialty tequila drinks are tasty but a bit small for $10 a rock glass. We were happier ordering up mojitos and getting double the drink for the same price. Food was really good. Full snapper was delicious and flaked off the bones with a fork. Cherry ribs and scallops were also good dishes. Really great atmosphere outside and the downstairs bar inside looked really cool (although no one was there when we were eating at 7ish).

I'd go back to Lola.

4
★★★★☆

Dined on the deck of Lola this Friday with friends and had a great time. Loved the guacamole prepared table side and waiter was great. Specialty tequila drinks are tasty but a bit small for $10 a rock glass. We were happier ordering up mojitos and getting double the drink for the same price. Food was really good. Full snapper was delicious and flaked off the bones with a fork. Cherry ribs and scallops were also good dishes. Really great atmosphere outside and the downstairs bar inside looked really cool (although no one was there when we were eating at 7ish).

I'd go back to Lola.

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cool location - the decor is wonderful - always great service and food. Chef's table is fantastic. Weekend brunch w/ bloody Mary's - yum.

2
★★★★☆

cool location - the decor is wonderful - always great service and food. Chef's table is fantastic. Weekend brunch w/ bloody Mary's - yum.

Pros: great food and atmosphere

Cons: the wait

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I have been to brunch a few times at Lola's and have always had a really good time. It is such a cool place and the view of Downtown is awesome. I think their brunch menu is really good and have nevery been disapointed with anything and they make great bloody mary's! There are always so many people which I can understand (cause its brunch and they have good food), but I wanted the restaurant to clear out for ME!

Overall good service and great food

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★★★★☆

I have been to brunch a few times at Lola's and have always had a really good time. It is such a cool place and the view of Downtown is awesome. I think their brunch menu is really good and have nevery been disapointed with anything and they make great bloody mary's! There are always so many people which I can understand (cause its brunch and they have good food), but I wanted the restaurant to clear out for ME!

Overall good service and great food

Pros: Good Food

Cons: super busy

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"Getto menu" straight from our waitress? We were told, first night of the new menu, well change it! You are not a truck stop (one of the appitizers advertises such). Service = Bad!

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★☆☆☆☆

"Getto menu" straight from our waitress? We were told, first night of the new menu, well change it! You are not a truck stop (one of the appitizers advertises such). Service = Bad!

Pros: Its food

Cons: Horrible menu choices for a mexican restaurant

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I had one of the worse experiences at this restaurant. I had asked the server if a particular dish had a specific ingredient in it and he told me absolutely not. So I ordered it under the impression that my server would know the dish. Well when it came out from the kitchen the dish was covered in the ingredient that I had just specified that I did not want. I sent it back to the kitchen and another server (not even my own) notified me that it would be right back out. Well 20 minutes later after everyone at my table was done with their meal, notified the server that if my dish wasn't ready, I would be fine with not eating it. About 3 minutes later, I got my meal from the manager who didn't apologize for the delay but instead decided to tell me that I should be patient and wait for my new dish and next time i should notify my server about my preferences on the dish. When I explained to her that I did in deed ask the server before I even ordered the dish, she said nothing in response. The restaurant did not apologize or even offer to take off part of the meal. HORRIBLE SERVICE and definitely over priced!

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★☆☆☆☆

I had one of the worse experiences at this restaurant. I had asked the server if a particular dish had a specific ingredient in it and he told me absolutely not. So I ordered it under the impression that my server would know the dish. Well when it came out from the kitchen the dish was covered in the ingredient that I had just specified that I did not want. I sent it back to the kitchen and another server (not even my own) notified me that it would be right back out. Well 20 minutes later after everyone at my table was done with their meal, notified the server that if my dish wasn't ready, I would be fine with not eating it. About 3 minutes later, I got my meal from the manager who didn't apologize for the delay but instead decided to tell me that I should be patient and wait for my new dish and next time i should notify my server about my preferences on the dish. When I explained to her that I did in deed ask the server before I even ordered the dish, she said nothing in response. The restaurant did not apologize or even offer to take off part of the meal. HORRIBLE SERVICE and definitely over priced!

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the one big downside of Lola is the limited menu. it's trendy and I don't always see that as a plus, but the food is okay, I don't know if its worth 30 bucks a plate or not though.

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★★★☆☆

the one big downside of Lola is the limited menu. it's trendy and I don't always see that as a plus, but the food is okay, I don't know if its worth 30 bucks a plate or not though.

Pros: Not bad food

Cons: Religious decor, Prices, Limited selections

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Belola is the BASEMENT venue of Lolas. Don't expect a private party to be private. The bathrooms for the entire establishment are in the basement. People come and go through the private space you rent (you never know when you're paying for your guests' drinks or a crasher's drinks). Food is low-quality and poorly presented; not what you eat upstairs. Overall -- a big disappointment!

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★☆☆☆☆

Belola is the BASEMENT venue of Lolas. Don't expect a private party to be private. The bathrooms for the entire establishment are in the basement. People come and go through the private space you rent (you never know when you're paying for your guests' drinks or a crasher's drinks). Food is low-quality and poorly presented; not what you eat upstairs. Overall -- a big disappointment!

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I have been going to Lola since it was on Pearl St. Now that it has moved I still go out of my way to visit a couple times a month. The menu is always changing and I am rarely disapointed. As for the service, I am ususally at the bar and I love the staff. They all seem to get along great and connect with their customers well. As for the previous comment on bad service, that person must have some personal issues with a bartender because I always see smiles and close conversations with guests. The waitstaff is some of the best in town. Maybe that is why they are always busy.

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★★★★☆

I have been going to Lola since it was on Pearl St. Now that it has moved I still go out of my way to visit a couple times a month. The menu is always changing and I am rarely disapointed. As for the service, I am ususally at the bar and I love the staff. They all seem to get along great and connect with their customers well. As for the previous comment on bad service, that person must have some personal issues with a bartender because I always see smiles and close conversations with guests. The waitstaff is some of the best in town. Maybe that is why they are always busy.

Pros: atmosphere, staff, interesting menu

Cons: can get crowded really quick

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The main draw to this place is the bar scene. especially on summer evenings. its a great place to start with a few beers (tecate $2) or one of the many margaritas. (skip the house marg and pay the few xtra bucks for one of the specialties) and then move into the dining room for dinner.
this is not your typical rice and beans mexican, it requires just a little more sophisticated palate but the food is excellent. just dont go there expecting a burrito. ive tried several dishes and all of them were great.
i live in the neighborhood so im there often and the only thing that bothers me about the place is this one bartender. she is so snotty and opinionated and probably one of the ugliest people to carry such baggage. totally offensive in both her manner and looks. just ignore her.

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★★★★★

The main draw to this place is the bar scene. especially on summer evenings. its a great place to start with a few beers (tecate $2) or one of the many margaritas. (skip the house marg and pay the few xtra bucks for one of the specialties) and then move into the dining room for dinner.
this is not your typical rice and beans mexican, it requires just a little more sophisticated palate but the food is excellent. just dont go there expecting a burrito. ive tried several dishes and all of them were great.
i live in the neighborhood so im there often and the only thing that bothers me about the place is this one bartender. she is so snotty and opinionated and probably one of the ugliest people to carry such baggage. totally offensive in both her manner and looks. just ignore her.

Pros: drinks and atmosphere

Cons: service could use some work

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Two stars for the friendly and fun staff and the bar crew...like 5280 says, this is a great place for drinks. But if you're thinking of actually eating here, thing again. The starters are OK, but the rest of the menu is dog food. I'd rather eat mud.

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★★☆☆☆

Two stars for the friendly and fun staff and the bar crew...like 5280 says, this is a great place for drinks. But if you're thinking of actually eating here, thing again. The starters are OK, but the rest of the menu is dog food. I'd rather eat mud.

Pros: Bar, drinks, service

Cons: Food, drink menu

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I have been to Lola's several times. My friends all love to go there for happy hour. The patio and the guacamole is really the only thing that I could recommend. I think the food is expensive and very mediocre, ordinary at best. Every time I have been there it's been very crowded so of course the servers are very busy, but still no excuse for snotty, bad service. I love the patio and the location and I really wish they would do something to improve this situation.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to Lola's several times. My friends all love to go there for happy hour. The patio and the guacamole is really the only thing that I could recommend. I think the food is expensive and very mediocre, ordinary at best. Every time I have been there it's been very crowded so of course the servers are very busy, but still no excuse for snotty, bad service. I love the patio and the location and I really wish they would do something to improve this situation.

Pros: Patio

Cons: food, prices, service

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Fantastic Atmosphere & decor
Happy attentive staff
Creative menu with fantastic food and wine list
This place is at the top of my list....you've got to check it out!

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★★★★★

Fantastic Atmosphere & decor
Happy attentive staff
Creative menu with fantastic food and wine list
This place is at the top of my list....you've got to check it out!

Pros: Artsy fun without being pretentious

Cons: none that I saw

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Lola is the place for happy hour! The drink specials are fantastic (try the sangria) and you can get chips and guac for a great price. And the guacamole is fantastic.

We've also gone to Lola for dinner and you can have the tableside guacamole. They bring over this whole station and make your guacamole for you. Can you tell I love it? The food is fantastic, the patio is gorgeous, they even have a downstairs with bar and casual seating.

It can be a bit loud at times but overall the food and drinks are fantastic here. Oh - and save room for dessert. You won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

Lola is the place for happy hour! The drink specials are fantastic (try the sangria) and you can get chips and guac for a great price. And the guacamole is fantastic.

We've also gone to Lola for dinner and you can have the tableside guacamole. They bring over this whole station and make your guacamole for you. Can you tell I love it? The food is fantastic, the patio is gorgeous, they even have a downstairs with bar and casual seating.

It can be a bit loud at times but overall the food and drinks are fantastic here. Oh - and save room for dessert. You won't be disappointed.

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At brunch, our service was terrible!! We asked numerous times for silverware, cream, etc. When the food arrived, we did not get steak knives, napkins, many items that we needed with our meal. We asked several people including our server to no avail. What up?? How can a server be walking by so frequently and not care period? Ridiculous!!!

The sweet potatoes on our dish were literally raw and inedible. We asked to some to be prepared properly, but instead received little fried nuggets? Who knows? The bacon was deep fried! Again, no care from this restaurant's kitchen. Someone needs to really rethink what they are going after. If it's just selling booze then let it be know, but to keep hyping it up about the food, forget it.

Anyhow, this is the last time we are going to LOLA. In the past we have put up with too much mediocre accross the board from them, but this is the last straw. Other brunch places, Lucille's, Devil's food, Cafe Bisque, Snooze, oh just too many to name that truly care.

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★☆☆☆☆

At brunch, our service was terrible!! We asked numerous times for silverware, cream, etc. When the food arrived, we did not get steak knives, napkins, many items that we needed with our meal. We asked several people including our server to no avail. What up?? How can a server be walking by so frequently and not care period? Ridiculous!!!

The sweet potatoes on our dish were literally raw and inedible. We asked to some to be prepared properly, but instead received little fried nuggets? Who knows? The bacon was deep fried! Again, no care from this restaurant's kitchen. Someone needs to really rethink what they are going after. If it's just selling booze then let it be know, but to keep hyping it up about the food, forget it.

Anyhow, this is the last time we are going to LOLA. In the past we have put up with too much mediocre accross the board from them, but this is the last straw. Other brunch places, Lucille's, Devil's food, Cafe Bisque, Snooze, oh just too many to name that truly care.

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The service was great and the food was excellent. I got Salmon with a sort of olive saute beneath. My wife got albondigas, I think from lamb. The ceviche was good and the dessert was good too, although strange- it used something that seemed like pop rocks. I have been to La Riviera Maya in Mexico, and this is the closest to that style of food I have found in Denver. Good coastal Mexican!

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★★★★★

The service was great and the food was excellent. I got Salmon with a sort of olive saute beneath. My wife got albondigas, I think from lamb. The ceviche was good and the dessert was good too, although strange- it used something that seemed like pop rocks. I have been to La Riviera Maya in Mexico, and this is the closest to that style of food I have found in Denver. Good coastal Mexican!

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I went to Lola's after a friend recommended it to me. I usually eat at Il Posto or Potoger so I figured a new place wouldn't hurt. Boy, was I wrong. I ordered the table side guacamole and although it looked great, the guy added about a tbsp of salt before I dug into it - ruining the whole dish. I then ordered the "garlic" shrimp, which wasn't garlicky and certainly lived up to its name - shrimp. The tiny shrimps were skewered and half cooked over the grill. The worst part was that the sides it came with - beans, rice, and a salad - were so awful, I had to order corn tortillas just to swallow it down (the beans were way too salty, the rice undercooked and without salt oddly enough, and the salad was obviously left in the cooler overnight pre-dressed and soggy). To add insult to injury, the waiter brought me FRIED tortillas - yes, that's right - the 2 little tortillas came drenched in hot grease. I asked him to please get me two heated tortillas. The manager came to the table at last where I was able to communicate how incredulous I was at this $20 dish passing for "food" - her response was strange - the chef didn't taste the beans today, and the tortillas come fried because they are so tough, they are difficult to heat and serve. Well, if your chef can't bother to taste the 2 main side dishes - staples of simple Mexican cuisine - before plating them, perhaps he or she should rethink what they do for a living. And the tortillas? Give me a break - if they are too tough to warm on the griddle and serve to a patron, then don't serve them at all - call Candy's and cancel the order. The only saving grace of the evening was the margarita - it washed the sin of that awful food right down the hatch. In a nutshell, the place is over-priced inedible food. You get better beans and rice at a Chipotle.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Lola's after a friend recommended it to me. I usually eat at Il Posto or Potoger so I figured a new place wouldn't hurt. Boy, was I wrong. I ordered the table side guacamole and although it looked great, the guy added about a tbsp of salt before I dug into it - ruining the whole dish. I then ordered the "garlic" shrimp, which wasn't garlicky and certainly lived up to its name - shrimp. The tiny shrimps were skewered and half cooked over the grill. The worst part was that the sides it came with - beans, rice, and a salad - were so awful, I had to order corn tortillas just to swallow it down (the beans were way too salty, the rice undercooked and without salt oddly enough, and the salad was obviously left in the cooler overnight pre-dressed and soggy). To add insult to injury, the waiter brought me FRIED tortillas - yes, that's right - the 2 little tortillas came drenched in hot grease. I asked him to please get me two heated tortillas. The manager came to the table at last where I was able to communicate how incredulous I was at this $20 dish passing for "food" - her response was strange - the chef didn't taste the beans today, and the tortillas come fried because they are so tough, they are difficult to heat and serve. Well, if your chef can't bother to taste the 2 main side dishes - staples of simple Mexican cuisine - before plating them, perhaps he or she should rethink what they do for a living. And the tortillas? Give me a break - if they are too tough to warm on the griddle and serve to a patron, then don't serve them at all - call Candy's and cancel the order. The only saving grace of the evening was the margarita - it washed the sin of that awful food right down the hatch. In a nutshell, the place is over-priced inedible food. You get better beans and rice at a Chipotle.

Pros: Great waitress

Cons: Awful food and the lighting is too dark to see it!

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We dined there last night with friends who love to try new places. They had seen this one in 5280 and thought it sounded good. From reviews of others about the wait time, se decided to dine early. We called at 6pm (on a Saturday) and were told we needed to get there within 20 minutes because after that the computer deletes you name? We got there (10 -15 minutes later), approached the hostess desk and were sat immediately. Our waiter ? Ben was great. He walked us thru the margarita menu, patiently described all the food currently waiting in the open kitchen, and gave his suggestions on dinner. We went with the table side guac and were happy with the results. Chips were replenished in a timely manner! The menu was short but lots of delicious items to choose from. My husband went with the smoked pork and shrimp albondigas asada ? he was very pleased! I got a taste and thought it was very good as well. I and my friend?s husband went with the pan roasted cobia ? wow! Such different flavors and so moist! My friend went with the tequila glazed char and she really enjoyed that. For desert we chose the mud cake and a caraf of decaf French press coffee! Mmmmmm! We had a great time, really enjoyed the food and drinks and our waiter was great.

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★★★★☆

We dined there last night with friends who love to try new places. They had seen this one in 5280 and thought it sounded good. From reviews of others about the wait time, se decided to dine early. We called at 6pm (on a Saturday) and were told we needed to get there within 20 minutes because after that the computer deletes you name? We got there (10 -15 minutes later), approached the hostess desk and were sat immediately. Our waiter ? Ben was great. He walked us thru the margarita menu, patiently described all the food currently waiting in the open kitchen, and gave his suggestions on dinner. We went with the table side guac and were happy with the results. Chips were replenished in a timely manner! The menu was short but lots of delicious items to choose from. My husband went with the smoked pork and shrimp albondigas asada ? he was very pleased! I got a taste and thought it was very good as well. I and my friend?s husband went with the pan roasted cobia ? wow! Such different flavors and so moist! My friend went with the tequila glazed char and she really enjoyed that. For desert we chose the mud cake and a caraf of decaf French press coffee! Mmmmmm! We had a great time, really enjoyed the food and drinks and our waiter was great.

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After reading many of the less than stellar reviews, I was pleasantly surprised. We expereinced great service. We ate dinner at the bar, the bartender was very knowledgable about both the tequila and the food. She was friendly and poured us three tequilas to taste before we decided what we wanted. The atmosphere was great, we ordered the avocado fondue, the tomato soup, the scallops, and the pork and shrimp albondigas (spicy!). Can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

After reading many of the less than stellar reviews, I was pleasantly surprised. We expereinced great service. We ate dinner at the bar, the bartender was very knowledgable about both the tequila and the food. She was friendly and poured us three tequilas to taste before we decided what we wanted. The atmosphere was great, we ordered the avocado fondue, the tomato soup, the scallops, and the pork and shrimp albondigas (spicy!). Can't wait to go back!

Pros: great margaritas

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While I like the type and style of Lolas, I am very upset with the overall service. We waited for over 3 and a half hours for a table, checked every 15 to 20 minutes with the hostesses and still left without ever being seated. While they may have quite an exhaustive collection of tequilas, making a serviceable margarita should be the only goal. With the international feel they are striving for, I would have thought they'd know how to correctly make both mojitos and caipirinhas, but I was very disappointed.

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★☆☆☆☆

While I like the type and style of Lolas, I am very upset with the overall service. We waited for over 3 and a half hours for a table, checked every 15 to 20 minutes with the hostesses and still left without ever being seated. While they may have quite an exhaustive collection of tequilas, making a serviceable margarita should be the only goal. With the international feel they are striving for, I would have thought they'd know how to correctly make both mojitos and caipirinhas, but I was very disappointed.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: restaurant service and inexperienced/unknowledgeable bar staff

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Creative, interesting menu. Lots of authentic Mexican ingredients used in a ways not experienced before (at least in the northeast). Dinner began with a roasted orange seafood appetizer, which was a whole orange with the flesh scooped out bursting with shrimp, calamari, mussel, clams and jalapenos. Entrees were pork and shrimp which significant latent heat and too much salt. The pork was very smoky. All in all, it was a good dish. The other entree was corvina (sea bass) with enchiladas. Sitting outside on the deck with the downtown skylight view was delightful. The only disappoint were the margaritas.

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★★★★☆

Creative, interesting menu. Lots of authentic Mexican ingredients used in a ways not experienced before (at least in the northeast). Dinner began with a roasted orange seafood appetizer, which was a whole orange with the flesh scooped out bursting with shrimp, calamari, mussel, clams and jalapenos. Entrees were pork and shrimp which significant latent heat and too much salt. The pork was very smoky. All in all, it was a good dish. The other entree was corvina (sea bass) with enchiladas. Sitting outside on the deck with the downtown skylight view was delightful. The only disappoint were the margaritas.

Pros: Interesting ingredients, good service, good view, nice decor

Cons: maragritas, food a little too salty

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First off I must say that Lola's is a bit overrated. I was told that the Sangria was a must a not being a big fan I was surprised on the effervescense and taste of it. It was refreshing and very tasty.. The service really wasn't bad at all our server was prompt and nice. But if you like to be greeted with a warm smile and a hello do not go here! The hostesses were too busy gabbing away to notice me and my friend, and when I warmly said hello they acted as if it was a huge burden that I interrupted their conversation. I left to ask my friend who was standing outside if this is where she wanted to go and when I came back they ignored me. I finally had to interrupt them yet again and ask if I could sit outside on the patio. The girl simply exclaimed "yes" and carried on with her other hostess friends. I don't think I liked the sangria that much to deal with rude, impersonable, and immature 17-year-old girls. You could get better service for a cheaper price at D'Corazon.

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★☆☆☆☆

First off I must say that Lola's is a bit overrated. I was told that the Sangria was a must a not being a big fan I was surprised on the effervescense and taste of it. It was refreshing and very tasty.. The service really wasn't bad at all our server was prompt and nice. But if you like to be greeted with a warm smile and a hello do not go here! The hostesses were too busy gabbing away to notice me and my friend, and when I warmly said hello they acted as if it was a huge burden that I interrupted their conversation. I left to ask my friend who was standing outside if this is where she wanted to go and when I came back they ignored me. I finally had to interrupt them yet again and ask if I could sit outside on the patio. The girl simply exclaimed "yes" and carried on with her other hostess friends. I don't think I liked the sangria that much to deal with rude, impersonable, and immature 17-year-old girls. You could get better service for a cheaper price at D'Corazon.

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we arrived with a reservation in the peak of dinner. we were immediately seated in a small table very close to the open kitchen. the restaurant was packed and the noise from the patrons and the kitchen were far to loud to have a reasonable conversation. the drinks were served quickly, and they were of very good quality. we ordered some guacamole from the guac cart, and when we asked them to spice it up a lot, we got an incredibly bland, far too lumpy to be easily eaten on a chip pile of avocados. it was not nearly spicy or flavorful enough. apparently they get too many out of town midwesterners to know what "spice it up" means. we finally decided on the porkchop and shrimp platter and the buttered escolar. the porkchop and shrimp was good, but nothing special, but the escolar was fantastic. the fish was tender and mild, and the sauce, although mostly butter, was light and subtle enough to not ruin the delicate flavor. we skipped desert, because of the generous portions. overall, a good experience with fantastic views of the city.

p.s. the bathrooms are cool: they are made of sea glass.

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★★★★☆

we arrived with a reservation in the peak of dinner. we were immediately seated in a small table very close to the open kitchen. the restaurant was packed and the noise from the patrons and the kitchen were far to loud to have a reasonable conversation. the drinks were served quickly, and they were of very good quality. we ordered some guacamole from the guac cart, and when we asked them to spice it up a lot, we got an incredibly bland, far too lumpy to be easily eaten on a chip pile of avocados. it was not nearly spicy or flavorful enough. apparently they get too many out of town midwesterners to know what "spice it up" means. we finally decided on the porkchop and shrimp platter and the buttered escolar. the porkchop and shrimp was good, but nothing special, but the escolar was fantastic. the fish was tender and mild, and the sauce, although mostly butter, was light and subtle enough to not ruin the delicate flavor. we skipped desert, because of the generous portions. overall, a good experience with fantastic views of the city.

p.s. the bathrooms are cool: they are made of sea glass.

Pros: hip, great view, good food, great drinks

Cons: loud and crowded, hard to get into without reservation, not up-to-hype

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I tried Lola because I had heard the buzz around town about it. I called ahead and we arrived early because I was warned of the potential wait time. The host staff was busy talking with eachother and patrons and not paying attention to the people who where waiting to be sat. That was annoying. But, once sat, the service was excellent and the food was thrilling. We sat on the patio and had a friuty drink with our morning meal. The ambiance is like a tropical get away, and the crowd seemed hip and fun. As we where leaving, an hour later, the line had formed and the host staff was lacking in organization.
I'd go back!

2
★★★★☆

I tried Lola because I had heard the buzz around town about it. I called ahead and we arrived early because I was warned of the potential wait time. The host staff was busy talking with eachother and patrons and not paying attention to the people who where waiting to be sat. That was annoying. But, once sat, the service was excellent and the food was thrilling. We sat on the patio and had a friuty drink with our morning meal. The ambiance is like a tropical get away, and the crowd seemed hip and fun. As we where leaving, an hour later, the line had formed and the host staff was lacking in organization.
I'd go back!

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My friend and I went to Lola on a beautiful spring day, as we were walking up we were delighted to see four available tables on the outside patio...we walk up to the hostess (who could not have been older than 17) and ask if we can sit outside. She mustered up as much attitude as a teenager could and told us there was no available seating outside. We checked the patio again to make sure we weren't kidding ourselves, and indeed still saw the four available tables at the end of the patio. When we informed the hostess of this, she replied that the patio was not fully open and she could not seat anyone at those tables. I don't know if she was just in a bad mood because she did not make the cheerleading squad at her local high school, but I will never go back to Lola again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went to Lola on a beautiful spring day, as we were walking up we were delighted to see four available tables on the outside patio...we walk up to the hostess (who could not have been older than 17) and ask if we can sit outside. She mustered up as much attitude as a teenager could and told us there was no available seating outside. We checked the patio again to make sure we weren't kidding ourselves, and indeed still saw the four available tables at the end of the patio. When we informed the hostess of this, she replied that the patio was not fully open and she could not seat anyone at those tables. I don't know if she was just in a bad mood because she did not make the cheerleading squad at her local high school, but I will never go back to Lola again.

Pros: Large Patio...

Cons: but you're not allowed to sit there

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I may be in the minority about the delicousness of the food.
The server we had took care of us when I told her my fish was not right. The cut of fish I had had some weird flesh-and the server agreed. it didnt taste bad, it was just a strange piece I got. She replaced the dish (Salmon Vera Cruz) and said the cooks also agreed the cut of fish was not acceptable. There would have been no way to tell until you cut into it. it was abnormally firm. Anyway, the salmon was served on a bed of greens and a black bean cake which was on the bottom.
The sauce was also on the bottom. this may be how it is traditionally served, but the black bean cake was pretty soggy since it had been sitting in the sauce. it would have been better if it was off to the side, and not soaking in sauce.
The fish was cooked very nicely, but the sauce didnt really do anything for me. The marmalade on top of the fish was excellent, however.
Rewind: We had the mussels and corn soup for an appetizer.
The mussels were slightly undercooked and some of them werent fully opened. We ate them anyway because the sauce was good, so was the slaw. We had one mussel that was fishy. Mussels in general are not always consistent. But, they should never serve partially opened mussels in any restaurant. Thats not paying attention.
The corn soup was good with a fried avocado on top was a nice flavor. I enjoyed that.
We also ordered the escolar which I thought was cooked very well, and a corn tortilla flavored sauce. It was definitely good, but the flavors were somewhat flat. The sauces were missing something in both dishes we tried. Neither of us were blown away.
We enjoyed the desserts.
Since I had to have my fish replaced, at the end of the meal they comped us the salmon and an appetizer. To me, that was enough to make me return, but only for happy hour next time.
I think its worth visiting if you have money to spend, but for a special occasion I would go somewhere else next time.

1
★★★☆☆

I may be in the minority about the delicousness of the food.
The server we had took care of us when I told her my fish was not right. The cut of fish I had had some weird flesh-and the server agreed. it didnt taste bad, it was just a strange piece I got. She replaced the dish (Salmon Vera Cruz) and said the cooks also agreed the cut of fish was not acceptable. There would have been no way to tell until you cut into it. it was abnormally firm. Anyway, the salmon was served on a bed of greens and a black bean cake which was on the bottom.
The sauce was also on the bottom. this may be how it is traditionally served, but the black bean cake was pretty soggy since it had been sitting in the sauce. it would have been better if it was off to the side, and not soaking in sauce.
The fish was cooked very nicely, but the sauce didnt really do anything for me. The marmalade on top of the fish was excellent, however.
Rewind: We had the mussels and corn soup for an appetizer.
The mussels were slightly undercooked and some of them werent fully opened. We ate them anyway because the sauce was good, so was the slaw. We had one mussel that was fishy. Mussels in general are not always consistent. But, they should never serve partially opened mussels in any restaurant. Thats not paying attention.
The corn soup was good with a fried avocado on top was a nice flavor. I enjoyed that.
We also ordered the escolar which I thought was cooked very well, and a corn tortilla flavored sauce. It was definitely good, but the flavors were somewhat flat. The sauces were missing something in both dishes we tried. Neither of us were blown away.
We enjoyed the desserts.
Since I had to have my fish replaced, at the end of the meal they comped us the salmon and an appetizer. To me, that was enough to make me return, but only for happy hour next time.
I think its worth visiting if you have money to spend, but for a special occasion I would go somewhere else next time.

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Apparently I'm in the vast majority but I had a bad experience at this restaurant. First, we watched our house margaritas be poured with Montezuma tequilla. Ultra-cheap and not what I expected from this kind of restaurant. Their "top-shelf" margarita featured Sauza Hornitas and there was hardly a mention of a mixer besides triple-sec anywhere on the list. My salmon was server very, very rare and after a couple of bites... didn't sit well.
On the upside, the view from the front windows is stunning, our waitress was very sweet any my husband enjoyed his dinner. However, I don't think we'll be back.

1
★★★☆☆

Apparently I'm in the vast majority but I had a bad experience at this restaurant. First, we watched our house margaritas be poured with Montezuma tequilla. Ultra-cheap and not what I expected from this kind of restaurant. Their "top-shelf" margarita featured Sauza Hornitas and there was hardly a mention of a mixer besides triple-sec anywhere on the list. My salmon was server very, very rare and after a couple of bites... didn't sit well.
On the upside, the view from the front windows is stunning, our waitress was very sweet any my husband enjoyed his dinner. However, I don't think we'll be back.

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I don't get to Boulder much, although this was worth the trip. I hope they come to Littleton, or at least Denver. Ideal for a date.

2
★★★★★

I don't get to Boulder much, although this was worth the trip. I hope they come to Littleton, or at least Denver. Ideal for a date.

Pros: A place in Boulder..............

Cons: The drive home!!!!

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Lola is a nice Mexican restaurant that has a huge tequila selection and nice drinks. The food has always been good at a reasonable price. The specials on drinks and tacos during the week are great if you live close. Parking is a non issue with a parking lot right next to the building. The location is just west of I25 but within easy access of several on and off ramps.

I would highly recommend this place for a weekday after work try out and then decide if you want to invest into a full weekend dinner.

2
★★★★★

Lola is a nice Mexican restaurant that has a huge tequila selection and nice drinks. The food has always been good at a reasonable price. The specials on drinks and tacos during the week are great if you live close. Parking is a non issue with a parking lot right next to the building. The location is just west of I25 but within easy access of several on and off ramps.

I would highly recommend this place for a weekday after work try out and then decide if you want to invest into a full weekend dinner.

Pros: Tequilla, Parking, Downtown Views

Cons: none

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lola has the best monday happy hour. the $2 tacos are delicious, and very filling. they come with soft warm corn tortillas and a delicious mix of cabbage slaw. the casarita (strawberry) is delicious, and at $3 won't break your budget. i have also had the salad with fried goat cheese, pickled egg, and chipotle ranch dressing...delicious. although i would ask for the dressing on the side as they seem to like to drown the salad in the stuff. the warm patio is a great place to hang if the weather is nice. the table tops get nice an toasty from the heat. too trendy and lound on the weekends. the table-side guac was not worth the 7 bucks, as it came already prepared, and i've made better myself. i have not tried any of the entrees, but nothing really shouted at me. worth the monday night happy hour and margarita specials though.

1
★★★☆☆

lola has the best monday happy hour. the $2 tacos are delicious, and very filling. they come with soft warm corn tortillas and a delicious mix of cabbage slaw. the casarita (strawberry) is delicious, and at $3 won't break your budget. i have also had the salad with fried goat cheese, pickled egg, and chipotle ranch dressing...delicious. although i would ask for the dressing on the side as they seem to like to drown the salad in the stuff. the warm patio is a great place to hang if the weather is nice. the table tops get nice an toasty from the heat. too trendy and lound on the weekends. the table-side guac was not worth the 7 bucks, as it came already prepared, and i've made better myself. i have not tried any of the entrees, but nothing really shouted at me. worth the monday night happy hour and margarita specials though.

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I had the pleasure of trying several of thier dishes, all were very good! The only compliant is even with reservations we still had to wait almost 45 mintues for our table, but as it turns out it was worth the wait.

2
★★★★★

I had the pleasure of trying several of thier dishes, all were very good! The only compliant is even with reservations we still had to wait almost 45 mintues for our table, but as it turns out it was worth the wait.

Pros: The Ambience was great.

Cons: Very crowded

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Or after a few of their margarita's, BOTH. This is a place where you can walk in off the street for some good homemade guac or plan a dinner with friends. I say "friends" because with so many good items on the menu, the more you share, the more flavors you'll get to experience. Stick with anything from the sea and you won't go wrong!

2
★★★★★

Or after a few of their margarita's, BOTH. This is a place where you can walk in off the street for some good homemade guac or plan a dinner with friends. I say "friends" because with so many good items on the menu, the more you share, the more flavors you'll get to experience. Stick with anything from the sea and you won't go wrong!

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I came to try out this place by taking advantage of their Monday night special - chicken tacos for $2 plus happy hour drink specials all evening. Love the inspired atmosphere and great service! The tacos arrived on soft corn tortillas with shredden chicken and a cabbage slaw, very tasty. I don't understand why they bring you free chips but charge $4 for their salsa (which is fabulous), but atleast refills were free for both. I couldn't justify $7 for their tableside guac when I saw they only use one avocado (!), and since their entrees reach the $30 stratosphere I'll have to wait a while to return and sample the full menu.

2
★★★★☆

I came to try out this place by taking advantage of their Monday night special - chicken tacos for $2 plus happy hour drink specials all evening. Love the inspired atmosphere and great service! The tacos arrived on soft corn tortillas with shredden chicken and a cabbage slaw, very tasty. I don't understand why they bring you free chips but charge $4 for their salsa (which is fabulous), but atleast refills were free for both. I couldn't justify $7 for their tableside guac when I saw they only use one avocado (!), and since their entrees reach the $30 stratosphere I'll have to wait a while to return and sample the full menu.

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My friend and I saw this restaurant on Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels, and being that my husband loves Tequila, we had to try it out. The service was very friendly, but not overbearing. We ordered the guacamole, prepared tableside to your liking, the salsa sampler and their famous lobster barbacoa tamale (it truly was the best tamale i've ever had!). The portions are very generous, and the drinks were delicious! If you like scallops, don't miss out on the Scallops Two Ways. Great food, great drinks, great atmoshere and a great view of downtown Denver! Go to Lola!!

2
★★★★★

My friend and I saw this restaurant on Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels, and being that my husband loves Tequila, we had to try it out. The service was very friendly, but not overbearing. We ordered the guacamole, prepared tableside to your liking, the salsa sampler and their famous lobster barbacoa tamale (it truly was the best tamale i've ever had!). The portions are very generous, and the drinks were delicious! If you like scallops, don't miss out on the Scallops Two Ways. Great food, great drinks, great atmoshere and a great view of downtown Denver! Go to Lola!!

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Great outdoor Bar and Patio... Love the Sangria...great Guacamole...service A+...Great Happy Hour! Great for a date night.

2
★★★★☆

Great outdoor Bar and Patio... Love the Sangria...great Guacamole...service A+...Great Happy Hour! Great for a date night.

Pros: free parking, outdoor bar

Cons: pricey

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I live a block from this place and have been there a few times. It gets awfully crowded Fri, Sat so if you're a weekend diner, get ready to fight the crowds; very hip scene though. If you can, go Mondays for the $1.95 chicken taco special and multiple specials from the bar. The food is great yet eclectic and sometimes you just have to take a risk with a highly original dish. I think the service is hitt or miss depending on how busy it is. If you can make it for brunch you should definetely go. I had the tequila something salmon "benedictos" which was amazing. Best breakfast dish I have ever had.

2
★★★★★

I live a block from this place and have been there a few times. It gets awfully crowded Fri, Sat so if you're a weekend diner, get ready to fight the crowds; very hip scene though. If you can, go Mondays for the $1.95 chicken taco special and multiple specials from the bar. The food is great yet eclectic and sometimes you just have to take a risk with a highly original dish. I think the service is hitt or miss depending on how busy it is. If you can make it for brunch you should definetely go. I had the tequila something salmon "benedictos" which was amazing. Best breakfast dish I have ever had.

Pros: Great food, Great Scene

Cons: Pricey, sometimes crowded

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The Lola Huevos are the best I've ever had! The eggs benedict are incredible, as well. You can't go wrong with the $3 mimosas in just about any flavor you can think of. Enjoy the complimentary beignets while sitting outside or inside listening to live music.

2
★★★★★

The Lola Huevos are the best I've ever had! The eggs benedict are incredible, as well. You can't go wrong with the $3 mimosas in just about any flavor you can think of. Enjoy the complimentary beignets while sitting outside or inside listening to live music.

Pros: Dog ties outside so you can bring your best friend.

Cons: Service is sometimes slow due to high volume business

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the new location is amazing! from good looking staff to amazing food and continued intimate atmosphere. not quite the same as the old location, but the new digs are great! the view and patio are the best parts, also their corn soup is something i could eat daily!

2
★★★★★

the new location is amazing! from good looking staff to amazing food and continued intimate atmosphere. not quite the same as the old location, but the new digs are great! the view and patio are the best parts, also their corn soup is something i could eat daily!

Pros: service, view, parking

Cons: wait

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The food here is wonderful if you are into fresh fish. Order from the menu that changes regularly for the best in-season flavors. The cocktails are a hit and miss. I've had great cocktails and a couple of send-backs...depends on who's making them and how busy they are. I do not recommend this restaurant on a weekend. They are just too small for the crowd. Hit them on a weekday and you will not be disappointed.

2
★★★★☆

The food here is wonderful if you are into fresh fish. Order from the menu that changes regularly for the best in-season flavors. The cocktails are a hit and miss. I've had great cocktails and a couple of send-backs...depends on who's making them and how busy they are. I do not recommend this restaurant on a weekend. They are just too small for the crowd. Hit them on a weekday and you will not be disappointed.

Pros: ambience, fresh fish, great flavors

Cons: crowded

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Waited an hour, which isn't bad for a Friday night. Waitstaff was just average, didn't go out of his way to reccommend something we would like. We finally settled on the Mushroom , Spinach, Lobster Enchilada. It was ok, but I tasted one bite of seafood, couldn't tell if it was lobster or not. I don't think anything was horrible, but it also was not spectacular. For the price we should have stayed at Pearl St. Gril.l

1
★★★☆☆

Waited an hour, which isn't bad for a Friday night. Waitstaff was just average, didn't go out of his way to reccommend something we would like. We finally settled on the Mushroom , Spinach, Lobster Enchilada. It was ok, but I tasted one bite of seafood, couldn't tell if it was lobster or not. I don't think anything was horrible, but it also was not spectacular. For the price we should have stayed at Pearl St. Gril.l

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Loved the paella! Our table was in a corner and a little lop-sided but everything else was great.

2
★★★★☆

Loved the paella! Our table was in a corner and a little lop-sided but everything else was great.

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The food was great, don't believe the bad reviews. Some of the other reviews look "professionally," but I can tell you that my Halibut Enchiladas were fantastic. The beer was cold and their patio was relaxed. Try it, you'll like it!

2
★★★★★

The food was great, don't believe the bad reviews. Some of the other reviews look "professionally," but I can tell you that my Halibut Enchiladas were fantastic. The beer was cold and their patio was relaxed. Try it, you'll like it!

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it was good but I didn't love it like some.....cute atmosphere...

2
★★★★☆

it was good but I didn't love it like some.....cute atmosphere...

Pros: good tequila, guacamole

Cons: parking

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A great find! Lots of tastes combine for a wonderful dining experience. Lots of seafood options - nice to see in a place like this. Brush up on your tequila-tasting skills, they've got more than you can count! A must-try!

2
★★★★★

A great find! Lots of tastes combine for a wonderful dining experience. Lots of seafood options - nice to see in a place like this. Brush up on your tequila-tasting skills, they've got more than you can count! A must-try!

Pros: great bar area, lots of tequila, warm decor

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After weighing City Search pros and cons against glowing reviews in 5280, we went to Lola expecting to be pleasantly surprised. Instead, we had one of the worst meals ever in Denver. Everything was cold, WAY overdone/heavy-handed - just terrible. Tuna fajitas were inedible blobs of mealy (once frozen?), cold, rare tuna (and we can eat rare tuna when it's done right), paired with a ridiculous barbeque-like sauce that overpowered everything and dried out tortillas. Scallops and shrimp dish looked wonderful, turned out terrible - cold, soggy seafood on top of watery rice, withered potatos, and more cold sauce. "Guacamole" was really just fresh avacados - very little other flavors came through. Service was wonderful and apologetic but the food was just too bad to bring us back. Beyond redemption.

0
★☆☆☆☆

After weighing City Search pros and cons against glowing reviews in 5280, we went to Lola expecting to be pleasantly surprised. Instead, we had one of the worst meals ever in Denver. Everything was cold, WAY overdone/heavy-handed - just terrible. Tuna fajitas were inedible blobs of mealy (once frozen?), cold, rare tuna (and we can eat rare tuna when it's done right), paired with a ridiculous barbeque-like sauce that overpowered everything and dried out tortillas. Scallops and shrimp dish looked wonderful, turned out terrible - cold, soggy seafood on top of watery rice, withered potatos, and more cold sauce. "Guacamole" was really just fresh avacados - very little other flavors came through. Service was wonderful and apologetic but the food was just too bad to bring us back. Beyond redemption.

Pros: great service, nice bartenders

Cons: heavy handed, cold food, loud atmosphere

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