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Anyone been to Lolita recently?

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dtphilly May 7, 2009 06:51 AM

Planning on making our first trip there this weekend. Is it a worthwhile restauarant? Would appreciate any suggestions on dishes.

Thanks!

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    jaba May 7, 2009 07:54 AM

    haven't been for a couple months, but it was as good as ever. one of my favorites.

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      dtphilly May 7, 2009 08:54 AM

      i've been to bindi. can i assume quality-wise that it is in-line with it?

    2. spyturtle008 May 7, 2009 10:35 AM

      Also one of my favorites. The food is high quality, imaginative, and consistent. I usually get the enchiladas verdes with the portabello instead of shrimp. (A great choice if you're a mushroom fiend) and an order (or two) of guacamole. Their desserts are top-notch, too.

      My one tip would be to go early -- the decibel level the later / busier it gets on the weekend can be pretty deafening.

      Be sure to bring cash -- and a bottle of tequila. (The fresh margarita mixes are excellent, and it's BYOT.)

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        dtphilly May 7, 2009 12:29 PM

        good tip.. i would have brought wine and been veryyyyyyy disappointed that i forgot tequila.

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          spyturtle008 May 7, 2009 01:58 PM

          First time I went, we stopped by randomly and were unprepared on both counts (fortunately there's an atm down the block). Still worth going, but I was definitely whimpering at the delicious-looking pitchers that surrounded us at all the adjacent tables...

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            asb165 May 7, 2009 04:22 PM

            There's also a liquor store right around the corner too, at 1218 Chestnut. It's open until 9:00 every night but Sunday.

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