Lula Cocina Mexicana

★★★★★
  • 2720 Main St

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

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  • 310-392-5711

About Lula Cocina Mexicana

Hours
Monday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Friday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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They have over 470 tequilas here - we've started trying their Flights of Tequila just so we can try and get through at least half of them. Friendly, fun atmosphere and their Happy Hour is from 1-7 which is great. Incredible authentic

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They have over 470 tequilas here - we've started trying their Flights of Tequila just so we can try and get through at least half of them. Friendly, fun atmosphere and their Happy Hour is from 1-7 which is great. Incredible authentic

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My first visit to Lula's and very impressed with how engaging, noble, and fun the staff is. The manager came by the table several times to make sure that I was satisfied with service and menu selections. The ambiance was very good.

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My first visit to Lula's and very impressed with how engaging, noble, and fun the staff is. The manager came by the table several times to make sure that I was satisfied with service and menu selections. The ambiance was very good.

Pros: The Flavorful Corn Tamales

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Felt like Royalty. Lula's made me feel as though it was my home. I felt pampered with each time I've visited. The folks there are wonderful. The menu is amazing, what ever you felt like having, the selection was there with abundance of

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Felt like Royalty. Lula's made me feel as though it was my home. I felt pampered with each time I've visited. The folks there are wonderful. The menu is amazing, what ever you felt like having, the selection was there with abundance of

Pros: Menu Selection, Flavors, Bar and Outside Patio Experience!

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Are you looking for a fun night out with a combined experience in dining, drinking and entertainment pleasure? Lulas in Santa Monica is the place to spend either a quiet dinner for two or visit with a large group of friends celebrating

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Are you looking for a fun night out with a combined experience in dining, drinking and entertainment pleasure? Lulas in Santa Monica is the place to spend either a quiet dinner for two or visit with a large group of friends celebrating

Pros: Best combined experience from a Mexican Restaurant

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There is no better Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles than Lula's -- hands down. On a recent night I sampled fare prepared for Valentine's Day -- inventively combined ingredients with whimsical shapes. After you've tasted a Lula's

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There is no better Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles than Lula's -- hands down. On a recent night I sampled fare prepared for Valentine's Day -- inventively combined ingredients with whimsical shapes. After you've tasted a Lula's

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Not your mother's Texmex- open your senses to some real food, authentic, adventurous and delicious! The restaurant is beautiful and exotic and I always feel like I've been to Zihuatinejo for dinner! I can hear the surf and smell the

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Not your mother's Texmex- open your senses to some real food, authentic, adventurous and delicious! The restaurant is beautiful and exotic and I always feel like I've been to Zihuatinejo for dinner! I can hear the surf and smell the

Pros: Authentic Regional Mexican Food

Cons: none!

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Rafi their Tequila Aficionado knows his way around the 300 Tequilas they have in stock. Authentic regional mexican food and some amazing original art by Eloy Torres (one of my favourite painters). I always meet someone I know here and

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Rafi their Tequila Aficionado knows his way around the 300 Tequilas they have in stock. Authentic regional mexican food and some amazing original art by Eloy Torres (one of my favourite painters). I always meet someone I know here and

Pros: Everything! Happy Hour from 1-7pm and over 300 Tequilas

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Colorful and festive decor set the mood, and an interesting arrangement of half-naked female matadors line the walls in the back. Since moving here from Texas, I've had a difficult time finding a Mexican restaurant that I really liked.

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Colorful and festive decor set the mood, and an interesting arrangement of half-naked female matadors line the walls in the back. Since moving here from Texas, I've had a difficult time finding a Mexican restaurant that I really liked.

Pros: Friendly staff. Mole was great, and I don't even like mole.

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A few friends and I were looking for a fun night out and Lulu's delivered: the music, noise, and enormous drink menu fulfilled our wishes. We had the cheese stuffed jalepenos as an appetizer, then I had the mole tamales and my friends had

3
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A few friends and I were looking for a fun night out and Lulu's delivered: the music, noise, and enormous drink menu fulfilled our wishes. We had the cheese stuffed jalepenos as an appetizer, then I had the mole tamales and my friends had

Pros: Interesting food, great atmosphere

Cons: Service

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Great fish tacos! Mexican food with a twist. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is charming with a Day of the Dead flavor. Make reservations on the weekend.

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Great fish tacos! Mexican food with a twist. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is charming with a Day of the Dead flavor. Make reservations on the weekend.

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May I add that this is my favorite restaurant for art. Big, bold with Mexican flourish, whatever my mouth may be eating there my eyes are always happy there. Also, Lula's standard Margarita, served on the rocks in a short tumbler, is one of the best in town. All you need is one to start feeling happy!

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May I add that this is my favorite restaurant for art. Big, bold with Mexican flourish, whatever my mouth may be eating there my eyes are always happy there. Also, Lula's standard Margarita, served on the rocks in a short tumbler, is one of the best in town. All you need is one to start feeling happy!

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Ok, so this is my addiction..truly unlike any other!! I started coming here about 4 years ago..and cannot seem to stop! The atmosphere is hip, fun, lively..yet very low key. I think the margaritas are the gorgeous....and each week they

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Ok, so this is my addiction..truly unlike any other!! I started coming here about 4 years ago..and cannot seem to stop! The atmosphere is hip, fun, lively..yet very low key. I think the margaritas are the gorgeous....and each week they

Pros: fun, great food and drinks and unique monthly events

Cons: highly addictive!!

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Get the goat cheese quesadilla. Just trust me on this one. I substitute the shrimp for chicken, cause I'm wierd about seafood in my Mexican entrees. The amazing combo of flavors all melted together is unique and satisfying. I can only finish half (and that's if i try real hard), cause I usually fill up on the chips and YUMMY carrots. God I love the spicy carrots. The only thing killing the score is that it's way too expensive. Like $20 for a plate.

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Get the goat cheese quesadilla. Just trust me on this one. I substitute the shrimp for chicken, cause I'm wierd about seafood in my Mexican entrees. The amazing combo of flavors all melted together is unique and satisfying. I can only finish half (and that's if i try real hard), cause I usually fill up on the chips and YUMMY carrots. God I love the spicy carrots. The only thing killing the score is that it's way too expensive. Like $20 for a plate.

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I just got back from an evening at Lula's. My boyfriend and I were greeted and seated promptly. the service at this restaurant was excellent; our server was very attentive. The food was so-so. the queso fundido we ordered for a starter

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I just got back from an evening at Lula's. My boyfriend and I were greeted and seated promptly. the service at this restaurant was excellent; our server was very attentive. The food was so-so. the queso fundido we ordered for a starter

Pros: Service

Cons: Prices!

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Everything I've eaten at Lula's I'm now addicted to; the churro's and 3-flan desserts are unbelievable. Beside the faultless menu, what makes this my favourite of restaurants is that the staff welcome me as if they haven't seen me for

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Everything I've eaten at Lula's I'm now addicted to; the churro's and 3-flan desserts are unbelievable. Beside the faultless menu, what makes this my favourite of restaurants is that the staff welcome me as if they haven't seen me for

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing at all

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I brought a group of 10 people last night to Lula for a business meeting in your beautiful patio. The entire group was so impressed by Lula. The food was absolutely the best Mexican food I have had in Los Angeles. When I arrived I was

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I brought a group of 10 people last night to Lula for a business meeting in your beautiful patio. The entire group was so impressed by Lula. The food was absolutely the best Mexican food I have had in Los Angeles. When I arrived I was

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Not only is the food fresh and delicious, but you walk into Lula's and immediately there is an energy that is felt. From the color's and decor of the restaurant, to the food, to the staff. This is a haven for Santa Monica and Venice

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Not only is the food fresh and delicious, but you walk into Lula's and immediately there is an energy that is felt. From the color's and decor of the restaurant, to the food, to the staff. This is a haven for Santa Monica and Venice

Pros: The food, and the margaritas

Cons: parking,

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Great service but there is usually a wait on Fridays and Saturdays. I like all of the Tamales, the Tuna Tostada (fresh Tuna) and the Mole Negro. They have just added a bunch of wines so I'll have to try one the next time I'm in if I can

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Great service but there is usually a wait on Fridays and Saturdays. I like all of the Tamales, the Tuna Tostada (fresh Tuna) and the Mole Negro. They have just added a bunch of wines so I'll have to try one the next time I'm in if I can

Pros: Margaritas, Food and Service

Cons: Santa Monica's Parking

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lulas has great food and is in an awesome location. it is a bit pricy for a burrito, but has great salads and a ton of choices and lots of drink specials!

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lulas has great food and is in an awesome location. it is a bit pricy for a burrito, but has great salads and a ton of choices and lots of drink specials!

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Main Street is lacking for Mexican food and I think Lula's high ratings are for that reason. It is an average Mexican food joint - chips & salsa are fine, the margaritas are average and the decor is standard Southwestern with some pretty

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Main Street is lacking for Mexican food and I think Lula's high ratings are for that reason. It is an average Mexican food joint - chips & salsa are fine, the margaritas are average and the decor is standard Southwestern with some pretty

Pros: Bright and airy, good lobster everything

Cons: Parking

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Great food! The tamales as well as any other veggie dish are good! Don't forget to have a glass of sangria or a margarita while people watching! It's located on Main Street so it's fun to walk off dinner afterwards!

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Great food! The tamales as well as any other veggie dish are good! Don't forget to have a glass of sangria or a margarita while people watching! It's located on Main Street so it's fun to walk off dinner afterwards!

Pros: Good food!

Cons: Parking can be difficult.

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So many area Mexican food restaurants serve up greasy, Americanized Mexican food, so I was pleasantly surprised by Lula, especially given its location on Main Street in Santa Monica, near the beach. Beautiful flaky tamales with smoky mole

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So many area Mexican food restaurants serve up greasy, Americanized Mexican food, so I was pleasantly surprised by Lula, especially given its location on Main Street in Santa Monica, near the beach. Beautiful flaky tamales with smoky mole

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Lula?s Main Street location is great and close to all the Venice shops. The plaza in the back is great for a midday lunch in the sun or dining under the stars at night. The food is great with duck tacos, shrimp enchiladas, and white fish

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Lula?s Main Street location is great and close to all the Venice shops. The plaza in the back is great for a midday lunch in the sun or dining under the stars at night. The food is great with duck tacos, shrimp enchiladas, and white fish

Pros: Food, location, setting

Cons: Value, parking, heavy unhealthy food

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Lula's is the perfect place to go if you want Baja-Mexican food served in a fun atmosphere. The food is great, but the margaritas are better. I recommend their enchilada platters, or their stuffed jalapenos. Make a reservation before you

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Lula's is the perfect place to go if you want Baja-Mexican food served in a fun atmosphere. The food is great, but the margaritas are better. I recommend their enchilada platters, or their stuffed jalapenos. Make a reservation before you

Pros: Great enchilada platters

Cons: Parking is tricky

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The only thing that can qualify Lula's as a mexican restaurant is that they serve margaritas. Serve this to a blind person and the food would qualify as "Californian" at best. This is the perfect place for people who don't enjoy "overly

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The only thing that can qualify Lula's as a mexican restaurant is that they serve margaritas. Serve this to a blind person and the food would qualify as "Californian" at best. This is the perfect place for people who don't enjoy "overly

Pros: Mexican food and scenery that will delight your date

Cons: A mexican restaurant born out of interpretation only

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I love going here after work to grab a cocktail and snacks or for lunch on a Saturday with friends. The decor is very festive and the service is friendly. Watch out for the strawberry-mango daiquiri, you can't taste the alcohol and you

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I love going here after work to grab a cocktail and snacks or for lunch on a Saturday with friends. The decor is very festive and the service is friendly. Watch out for the strawberry-mango daiquiri, you can't taste the alcohol and you

Pros: Food, Service, Decor

Cons: Parking

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I am really surprised with the negative reviews for Lula. We live 1 block from Main St. and always end up here for dinner. To be honest, there were a couple of 'off-nights' where the food wasn't up to it's usual outstanding par, but for

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I am really surprised with the negative reviews for Lula. We live 1 block from Main St. and always end up here for dinner. To be honest, there were a couple of 'off-nights' where the food wasn't up to it's usual outstanding par, but for

Pros: Great Mexican Food

Cons: Waiters should recognize frequent diners

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The place looked very cool, too bad the waitress was was miserable & the the food worse. Sis-in-law ordered jumbo shimp cocktail. Had 1 medium shrimp hanging off the side of a margarita glass with 2 more cut up in tomato juice inside the

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The place looked very cool, too bad the waitress was was miserable & the the food worse. Sis-in-law ordered jumbo shimp cocktail. Had 1 medium shrimp hanging off the side of a margarita glass with 2 more cut up in tomato juice inside the

Pros: looks very cool

Cons: service was unfriendly & slow, food was BAD

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I booked a private party here in January for an April event. It was for 50 people. I confirmed with their manager and we were good to go. I sent out expensive printed invitations, etc. I called, not once but twice, to re-confirm and just

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I booked a private party here in January for an April event. It was for 50 people. I confirmed with their manager and we were good to go. I sent out expensive printed invitations, etc. I called, not once but twice, to re-confirm and just

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I went last night with a few girlfriends for a holiday dinner. We should've known something was up when we walk in during the middle of the dinner rush, 7:30 pm, and there were about 7 diners in the whole place. The decor is very

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★★★★★

I went last night with a few girlfriends for a holiday dinner. We should've known something was up when we walk in during the middle of the dinner rush, 7:30 pm, and there were about 7 diners in the whole place. The decor is very

Pros: Cute place; friendly, helpful staff

Cons: BLAND food, yuck!

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The food varies from pretty solid to actively interesting (such as the avocado laden burrito). I like that the menu tries to feature specialties from different regions of Mexico, but I can't help feeling that no matter where the dish

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The food varies from pretty solid to actively interesting (such as the avocado laden burrito). I like that the menu tries to feature specialties from different regions of Mexico, but I can't help feeling that no matter where the dish

Pros: margaritas, burritos

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The mexican food here is solid and the atmosphere is fun. Good place to go on Main Street. The combo plates are especially delicious.

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The mexican food here is solid and the atmosphere is fun. Good place to go on Main Street. The combo plates are especially delicious.

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We were early on the lunch rush, and the tables were nearly filled by the time we were done. Our servers seemed genuinely nice, as all the guys were just relaxed and good-natured. Chips and green salsa were the starters, with good, fresh

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★★★★★

We were early on the lunch rush, and the tables were nearly filled by the time we were done. Our servers seemed genuinely nice, as all the guys were just relaxed and good-natured. Chips and green salsa were the starters, with good, fresh

Pros: Good service, relaxed dining

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I keep going back to Lula for the rediculously inexpensive banana margaritas that they serve during happy hour. So delicious and only $4! Their happy hour lasts from 1pm until 7pm every day, including weekends. Food on the bar menu is

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I keep going back to Lula for the rediculously inexpensive banana margaritas that they serve during happy hour. So delicious and only $4! Their happy hour lasts from 1pm until 7pm every day, including weekends. Food on the bar menu is

Pros: Great fruit margaritas, great value!

Cons: Food is average

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My girlfriend and I dropped in for a quick lunch on a recent Sunday afternoon, and found the eclectic art charming, the service prompt, the menu deep and varied (with many unique offerings we hadn't seen at other Mexican restaurants we

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My girlfriend and I dropped in for a quick lunch on a recent Sunday afternoon, and found the eclectic art charming, the service prompt, the menu deep and varied (with many unique offerings we hadn't seen at other Mexican restaurants we

Pros: Unique and varied menu

Cons: None to speak of

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lovely art design makes this place a great find in the trendy less touristy part of santa monica. the calamari salad was fresh. The tequila infused drinks were strong and the atmosphere was great, making you feel like in mexico. A holiday

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lovely art design makes this place a great find in the trendy less touristy part of santa monica. the calamari salad was fresh. The tequila infused drinks were strong and the atmosphere was great, making you feel like in mexico. A holiday

Pros: atmosphere, drinks, salsa

Cons: lack of hosts

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This is a place you really want to like. It's cute. Great decor and wonderful, friendly service. Unfortunately the food was sub-par. I had a chicken tamale, but it had lots of skin and bones. The rice and beans were not particularly

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This is a place you really want to like. It's cute. Great decor and wonderful, friendly service. Unfortunately the food was sub-par. I had a chicken tamale, but it had lots of skin and bones. The rice and beans were not particularly

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My friends and I hit up Lula on Cinco de Mayo. Even though the place was packed, we were able to get a table. The food was excellent even on their busiest day of the year. I will definitely go back knowing if it was that good on Cinco

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My friends and I hit up Lula on Cinco de Mayo. Even though the place was packed, we were able to get a table. The food was excellent even on their busiest day of the year. I will definitely go back knowing if it was that good on Cinco

Pros: Food, Service

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Went to this place on Sunday evening and it was flat out great. The Duck Sopes were unbelievable. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and very attentive. They have 960 (okay maybe not that many - but alot of) tequila's to

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Went to this place on Sunday evening and it was flat out great. The Duck Sopes were unbelievable. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and very attentive. They have 960 (okay maybe not that many - but alot of) tequila's to

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Gerri Gilliland is a local restaranteur who has become somewhat of a local legend...this is her stab at traditional south/central american cuisine..we LOVE it! A bit high prced, but the quality is good and the menu is unusual, try the mole or the tamales steamed in abnana leaves..yum!

PROS: Great unusual menu
CONS: high prices...butt killing wooden chairs..ouch on both

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Gerri Gilliland is a local restaranteur who has become somewhat of a local legend...this is her stab at traditional south/central american cuisine..we LOVE it! A bit high prced, but the quality is good and the menu is unusual, try the mole or the tamales steamed in abnana leaves..yum!

PROS: Great unusual menu
CONS: high prices...butt killing wooden chairs..ouch on both

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My wife and I were among three or four groups of dinners complaining about a large, loud party of guests. The manager sent the waiters out to tell us that he was busy before showing the courtesy (and courage) to come out and speak to us

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My wife and I were among three or four groups of dinners complaining about a large, loud party of guests. The manager sent the waiters out to tell us that he was busy before showing the courtesy (and courage) to come out and speak to us

Pros: Attentive Staff

Cons: Rude Clientele, Poor management

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My girlfriend and I decided to try this restaurant out on friday night after finding other restaurants in the area had a recommended wait time of an hour. We walked into this place and although it was busy, we were seated with only a short

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My girlfriend and I decided to try this restaurant out on friday night after finding other restaurants in the area had a recommended wait time of an hour. We walked into this place and although it was busy, we were seated with only a short

Pros: Food, Dessert

Cons: Parking

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We live nearby at stop at Lula at least once a week. It has a great patio and the restaurant has a laid-back, fun feel. The staff is always really friendly and service is great. We love the margaritas - the Lula packs a serious punch

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We live nearby at stop at Lula at least once a week. It has a great patio and the restaurant has a laid-back, fun feel. The staff is always really friendly and service is great. We love the margaritas - the Lula packs a serious punch

Pros: margaritas, patio, apps

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You can't go wrong with Lula. Whether you're looking for a great Mexican dinner, a good brunch spot or just drinks, Lula's your answer. The atmosphere is fun, the service is excellent, the food is terrific. Lula is one of the best places on Main Street.

PROS: Food, atmosphere, service
CONS: None.

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You can't go wrong with Lula. Whether you're looking for a great Mexican dinner, a good brunch spot or just drinks, Lula's your answer. The atmosphere is fun, the service is excellent, the food is terrific. Lula is one of the best places on Main Street.

PROS: Food, atmosphere, service
CONS: None.

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I have been here with friends for drinks. I havent had the food but the chips and salsa are good. We go to the bar. It's really fun to go after work or on a friday night for a few drinks and to relax with friends.

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I have been here with friends for drinks. I havent had the food but the chips and salsa are good. We go to the bar. It's really fun to go after work or on a friday night for a few drinks and to relax with friends.

Pros: good bar

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We live near Lula's and have been here a couple times for convenience, but never again. On our most recent trip we had visitors in town and it was an embarrassment taking them here. The service was bad, the food was worse, and when we

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We live near Lula's and have been here a couple times for convenience, but never again. On our most recent trip we had visitors in town and it was an embarrassment taking them here. The service was bad, the food was worse, and when we

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There's nothing that distinctive about Lula's. The appetizer sampler consists of various deep fried items, none of which do much for the taste buds. I had heard good things about their margaritas, but I found them to be heavy on the Triple

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There's nothing that distinctive about Lula's. The appetizer sampler consists of various deep fried items, none of which do much for the taste buds. I had heard good things about their margaritas, but I found them to be heavy on the Triple

Pros: nice patio, good location

Cons: big on fried food, margaritas only ok

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We like Gerri Gilliland's convivial dining room filled with colorful Mexican folk art and a bougainvillea-lined patio. We can also recommend the margaritas, especially served with fresh-made tortilla chips, tasty salsa and chunky…

 

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