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Posted by Anonymous on 09/04/2011
Dismal service. Mediocre food.
Posted by TRICIA on 04/09/2010
This was recommended to us by a friend but when I read the reviews about the service I was hesitant. What a surprise, my husband and I loved it!! Not only was the food so flavorful , the service by our waitress Amanda was terrific! We NEVER felt rushed or like an annoyance. We would definitely go back and bring friends.
Posted by Allison767 on 12/19/2009
Although the food was delicious at Lolita, we were frustrated with how rude our server was. She took our half finished dessert away without asking and gave the impression that she was angry to be working there. At the end of our meal, (with two other couples in the restaurant) the entire waitstaff stood in the back and stared at us to leave. The food was good, but we will never go back and recommend not going because of the poor service.
Posted by Phillygrrl on 12/05/2009
I had dinner at Lolita last night with friends. I have never felt so rushed in my life! The waitress smothered us with "How is everything?" when what she was really saying was "Get the f out so we can turn this table. " She did this with a smile, but also took plates of food away as we were still eating. I felt the need to inhale my food as she made me so uncomfortable so while I think it was decent, it would have been more satisfying to know for sure. I'm sad to say this will probably be my last meal at Lolita.
Posted by Molly on 03/06/2009
I ate here with two other friends, and we shared all the small plates. We did have to wait, but we barely had time to drink a beer down the street at Fergie's when we were called back for our table. The host that night was great, but it was a man whereas I saw a poor review for a hostess on here. I want to go back more, but they are only open for dinner on the weekends when I'm usually in the area. I'm fairly new to the Philadelphia area and have tried lots of places, but this is definitely a favorite. I have been disappointed by the food and prices in many places, but this food was delicious and well worth the money spent. Advice: skip the flash of El Vez across the street and wait for a table at Lolita.
Posted by Lisa F on 02/15/2009
I went to Lolita on Friday 2/13/09. I have eaten there several times before and always have thought the food was excellent. We got there at around 8 and were told there was a 40 minute wait. The hostess took our cell phone number, and we went to the bar next door to grab a drink. We had barely started our drinks, when she called and said our table was ready. We were a party of 5, but only 4 of us had arrived. The hostess said she could only seat complete tables. While we were waiting for our 5th member to arrive, another party showed up and she gave them our table. They were a party of 6, but only 2 of them had arrived and she seated them anyway. Our 5th person finally arrived, and the hostess told us we would have to wait for another table to clear out. When we complained that she had given away our table unfairly, she demanded we leave the restaurant. She refused to seat us b/c of the "lack of respect" we had shown her. What happened to "the customer is always right"?!
Posted by missnewmoney on 10/06/2008
Went to this place for the first time on Saturday. I had the duck and my boyfriend had the short rib. The food was great but I don't know that I would say it was worth the wait. To give them a little slack, it was pretty hectic in the city Saturday night. The streets were filled with people after some celebration. So the restaurant was packed! Literally packed. The hostess took our cell number and told us it would be 40 min. It ended up being more like 25-30. Once we were seated it took another 30 minutes to get chips and salsa (which were the best I have ever tasted). But it's gonna cost you if you want more ($5). In all we were there for about an hour and a half. Oh and here's the best part. It's all cash only! At the bottom of the menu smaller than the fine print is a short sentence that lets you know how cheap they are. I understand rent is expensive in the city but to charge $10 for the margarita mix, at least $20 per meal and $5 for the best chips and salsa in the city AND only except cash is simply ridiculous. It's your call. Good food though. Can't knock 'em there.