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Love for Lolita

Posted by Rachel Kossman  March 28, 2012 08:03 PM

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In keeping with the theme of my tequila obsession, I dragged Gaby, a Los Angeles friend who has also transplanted herself in Boston, out to Lolita Cocina to check out the tequila bar I'd heard such wonderful things about. And let me tell you, this place absolutely held up to the high expectations I had!

drinks.JPGI've been raving about interiors lately, but I loved the basement feel of Lolita -- something about the red lighting, exposed brick, and funky chandeliers made me love this place even more.

Before we could even start to catch up, the waitress brought over chips and a trio of salsas plus a complimentary sample of granita with a free splash of tequila -- as Gaby said to our waitress, anything with the words 'free' and 'tequila' in the same sentence is up my alley!

To start, Gaby ordered the Broken Heart, made with gran centenario rosangel, st. germain, patron citronge, white grapes and fresh raspberries, and I ordered an apple cinammon margarita. (both pictured above) Both were presented beautifully, and were just as tasty!

falutas.JPGWe split the spicy mahi mahi flautas (pictured -- made with roasted corn and avocado salsa) and the adobo bbq chicken tacos. Both our dishes had quite the kick, but not the type of spicy that leaves your mouth burning and finishing your cocktail way faster than you intended to, the type of flavorful spicy that makes you keep eating, and craving, more.

Far too tempted by the many choices on the cocktail menu, we opted for round two of drinks -- the diablo marg with serrano chile, orange, pineapple and strawberry for Gaby, and the ginger mojito for me. Both were delicious.

The best part might have been the apple-flavored cotton candy that came as a complimentary dessert after our meal. You may have read about my cotton candy love back in December, but this stuff is seriously divine, and despite the very large serving, we devoured it all. The perfect 9 PM sugar kick to give me the energy to deal with the long commute home on the B line (if only I were kidding).

mojito.JPGWe went on a Tuesday night at around 6:30, and though the restaurant and bar weren't full, there were a decent number of couples and groups of friends seated, and a fair number of people at the bar. By the time we left around 9 PM it had gotten much fuller, so I can imagine this place is hopping on a weekend night.

Not outrageously expensive ($50 each, including tip, for two drinks and a very filling dinner) I would absolutely recomend a trip to Lolita for a unique margarita. I may have a new favorite tequila bar!

Added bonus: Lolita is hosting a tequila dinner on April 3rd -- for $65, you get to try four tequilas, each paired with one course in a four course meal. This month the theme is 1800 tequilas, a blue agave tequila grown and bottled in Jalisco, Mexico. Dinner includes a razor clam ceviche, toasted quail, seared duck and a flourless chocolate cake for dessert. I'm drooling just typing it all out.

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Rachel Kossman is a California girl and New England transplant who graduated from Northeastern University in 2011. She has a penchant for discovering new restaurants and bars, devouring Mexican food, More »

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