I’m in LOOVEE with the LOLO

  Posted by - February 16, 2015 - $$ (20-50), Daytime, NightTime, San Francisco

Oh yes.

What’s not to love about Lolo’s??

This place is ideal for anyone who’s looking for some bomb Mexican food, a good time (day or night), and awesome drinks. Aka me.

The energy at this place is super contagious and lemme tell yah, I already can’t wait to go back. Once inside, you can’t help but stare at the vibrant walls filled with crazy-eccentric décor.

Think: walls covered in car parts and different colored spoons, old suit jackets are sewn into booths and tropical murals behind the bar.

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant street markets of Mexico, this family-owned restaurant has created a unique experience for all San Franciscans to enjoy in our very own Mission district.



PS: I totally pig’d out during last week’s Sunday brunch with @jennajordan and @lmneale. But really though, the three of us did work.

And honestly?

The calories were totally worth every bite.

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The first “must get” are these tacos called:

Taco Tropical ($9/2 tacos): It’s a modern twist on a taco. The “tortilla” is a slice of jicama (type of root used in Mexican cuisine) and is topped with panko shrimp, and aioli/relish, and pineapple.

The shrimp was perfectly cooked, moist on the inside with a crispy outer layer. The use of jicama gave it a refreshing and unsuspecting crunch.

It’s life changing. I wish more tacos places would make use this jicama.

Lolos in San Francisco

Next,  I was blown away by this Avocado Toast (~$10/2 pieces).

I know, I know. You’re prob thinking “It’s just avo on toast.”

But trust me, this is not your average slice of bread with a few slices of avocado on top.

It’s a thin, pan-toasted slice of olive oil bread, topped with a generous helping of avocados chopped into a chunky-guacamole consistency with: smoked rainbow trout, capers, sun dried tomatoes, and arugula dressed with meyer lemon olive oil.

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Third, these lamb sliders are what they’re known for. While I personally wasn’t a fan (I thought it was too dry), everyone else seems to rave about it.

It comes on a brioche bun w/ porcini mushroom sauce.

If you’re a fan of lamb sliders, these might be your thing. But if you don’t like anything too “gamy,” I’d pass on these.

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This is the GF monuleno style eggs ($13). You get two sunny side up eggs enclosed in handmade tortillas, black forest ham, black beans and cheese. The whole thing comes in a pot lathered in a tomato and pepper sauce.

Lolos in San Francisco

We all loved the ceviche ($12). It’s made with shrimp and rock fish, a citrus roasted pepper sauce, avocado, and salted corn. Overall, the fish was very fresh and the flavors worked very well together.

My only wish is that they’d give us more than three pieces of chips! Right??

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And this is the French Toast with a side of berries ($9). While it was good, it was nothing special compared to everything else we ordered. Basically, it was little a too basic for me.

To sum it all up:

Come to Lolo for some bomb Mexican food and drinks. They do it right during brunch with the girls and I’m sure they’re equally as impressive for a fun a dinner date.

If you get anything here, you must try the tacos and avocado toast.

PS: they’re open late on the weekends, till 1am.

Tip: make your ressies before you go! The lines get pretty long.

974 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 643-5656

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  • Ashely February 18, 2015 - 6:28 pm Reply

    I agree with you on the avocado toast! sooo good! But I thought the lamb sliders were equally impressive and the flavor was incredible. Maybe you just had a bad batch!

    • CynEats February 18, 2015 - 6:47 pm Reply

      I’ll give it a 2nd chance! :)

  • Victoria February 16, 2015 - 12:02 pm Reply

    Did you try the taco tacon? They pair the seared albacore with a tomatillo sauce in creamy and raw flavors. It’s one of my favorite things at Lolos. Try it next time!

    • CynEats February 18, 2015 - 6:46 pm Reply

      No I didn’t get to try it this time. Will definitely be back for it! Thanks for the rec :)

  • Javier February 16, 2015 - 11:25 am Reply

    That avocado toast tho!!! WOW

    • CynEats February 18, 2015 - 6:45 pm Reply

      I know! <3

  • Cindy Tang February 16, 2015 - 10:14 am Reply

    You girls did damage!! Everything looks so good.

    • CynEats February 18, 2015 - 6:45 pm Reply

      Haha, for the three of us… we definitely ordered A LOT!

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