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#292 of 1,504 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Contemporary
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2196 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118-2908
+1 216-932-9000
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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159 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place a Mexican restaurant with a twist. Its been around for 35plus years. Services wasn't the best however friendly, moderately prices for the portions.

Thank Rob M
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This restaurant was billed as Mexican but was really not very good flavour or seasoning. The meal I had of fish and chips was pretty over done and the sweet potatoe fries where very tough. The waitress was not very attentive and too rushed.

Thank David H
naples, fl
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415 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Admittedly not a big fan of SW cuisine (oxymoron alert)but I can stomach some of the food. 6 of us went there before the movies and had 12 assorted tacos. Unanimously agreed never to go back. Don't recall the food being so bad. You can do a lot better than this joint.

Thank Larry K
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

One of my favorite places to grab a burrito and a spicy margarita. Indoor/ outdoor seating so you know its a great place to visit in good weather. Staff is always friendly and service is good. Ready that take home box, the portions are large and in charge!

Thank Josh S
Oakland, California
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1,113 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a delicious meal here full of unusual dishes, all very well prepared. Beautiful patio, outdoor seating. Nice full bar.

Thank Thomas V
Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The last time I was here (a very long time ago!) it was still Lopez & Gonzales, so I was excited to experience how things had changed. Still fun, still attracting large crowds even on a Monday night, and still overall good food and service. I ordered the shrimp and grits appetizer and it was so good, I wished it... More 

Thank dmguardino
Cleveland, Ohio
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Was really excited to check this place out. Reviewed the menu beforehand and all the eclectic options were appealing. Upon arrival, the decor was unique and "fun" but also welcoming. Our service was a bit slow, but it was prime time on a Saturday so that can be forgiven. Our party of 4 each had 2 drinks, we shared an... More 

Thank Anne L
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

OMG!! Let me say that I know I'm late but better late than never. Maybe I'm a little bias because I love tomatoes. The house made salsa was very fresh , chunky and had a hint of heat. Now this is the part that made me know I'd be back....the Shrimp and Grits is an appetizer!! (Clutches pearls) If I... More 

Thank takia523
Cleveland, Ohio
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Service acceptable, prices a touch high, food excellent don't expect your typical Mexican restaurant-expect original recipes with a Mexican touch I have never been disappointed by anything that I have tried here even people who normally don't like Mexican food love this place I went last night and had a lamb taco prior to going to movie at Cedar Lee... More 

Thank rsegraves
Cleveland, Ohio
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I got the mango Margarita, and that was good but $12 for a glass. Our server took FOREVER to show up to take our orders. The vegetarian burrito was basically mushrooms, one concentrated lump of goat cheese and some Chipotle sauce. It was so drippy! And it cost $17.50. Ridiculous prices. Same size as a Chipotle burrito and I paid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2196 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118-2908
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-932-9000
For over 35 years, Lopez continues to be the Cleveland Area's creative and bold taste of the Southwest. A market driven menu utilizing local sources and the finest seasonal ingredients, Chef/Owner Michael Herschman and the Lopez Culinary Crew, punch out bold & spicy dishes with global and modern influence from Southwest Fare. The menu offers Extensive Vegetarian, Seafood and Fish offerings along with Meat & Poultry plates with roots in Latin and Tex Mex Favorites. In-house smoking, scratch desserts and nightly features, keep this kitchen bubbling. An incredible line of 100% agave tequilas, signature margaritas, mojitos, craft beer & cocktails is rocked out by our skilled and knowledgeable bartending team. Incredibly warm and vibrant service staff offers optimal hospitality in our lively dining room. And The Lopez Patio, is like no other and is the destination for wonderful al-fresco dining on Cleveland's Eastside. Lopez is the prime Cleveland Heights happy hour destination and Private dining is also available for your special event. Please contact us directly for reservation over 5 guests. See you at Lopez!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?