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Lolita's Mexican Restaurant

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57 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10026-3004
+1 212-222-6969
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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All hours
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Have been bypassing this place for some time until I needed a quick lunch and this was just about the only option available. Happy to say that my Grilled Chicken Wrap was very good and very reasonable. Comes with fries if you wish.

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Thank rozcohen
Mt dora
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

First off, I believe every Mexican restaurant should be evaluated by their cheese dip. With that scale in mind, this is a 9.5. The cheese dip is not your typical runny queso, which I love by the way, it is a concoction of melted cheese, jalapeño and chorizo; which is a uniquely flavored sausage made of pork. I thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Thank FlavorFlare
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Stopped here for lunch and was positively surprised. The food was very well cooked and hearty, one of my best experiences on Manhattan.

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Thank Fredrik H
New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

I've been here only once for a business lunch, but I actually want to return here and try a few more of their dishes. What I liked was the appetizers of homemade guacamole and salsa with tortilla chips made to order. They were amazing! I only ordered a grilled chicken caesar salad as I just wanted something light, plus their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Tasty, well cooked and affordable but we had to wait far too long to get our orders to the table. Therefore it gets four stars instead of five from us.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

Located in Harlem , away from the usually crowded streets of Manhattan , this restaurant surprises one with good inexpensive simple authentic Mexican dishes.

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Thank strannikny
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

I have a single complaint and wish I could give 4.5 stars. The food needed a bit more seasoning. Well, what can I say. I told the bartender to make me a drink, out comes out Flaming Mango Margarita. Delicious. And I don't think he held back on the spirits. Dinner was the Burrito, Taco & Flauta platter. Delicious. The... More 

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Thank Sarne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

Chimichangas (if I spelled that right) were delicious! We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant as well. The guacamole was very good!

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Thank richannalea
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Very nice food authentic strength, attentive staff. Great Guacomole. Guitar singer luckily left the place as we entered :-)

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Thank AndersBB
Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

We were staying a few blocks from here so went in on a Friday night. It's nothing fancy, but it's good. The other folks in there definitely looked like locals. We started with a bowl of chorizo and queso dip that was super spicy (loaded with jalapenos!) but delicious. I don't remember what the rest of my family had, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10026-3004
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-222-6969

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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