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“Birthday Dinner beyond expectations”
Review of Lolo Lorena

Lolo Lorena
Ranked #3 of 209 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$3
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Lolo Lorena will not be taking reservations until December 2015 while she is recovering from surgery. we are very sorry for any inconvenience. Dinner in a private garden around a communal table. Chef Lolo creates a different menu each night. Please tell the chef of any special needs, dislikes or allergies when you reserve and she will accommodate you
Columbus, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner beyond expectations”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Beautiful, intimate, and delicious dining experience. Lola and her ladies take great pride in their offerings and make you feel at home. We were there for the final night of the season and the food was spectacular. She even added a candle to my partner's desert for her bday! Can't wait to visit next time!

Visited July 2014
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice idea....”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Great to hang out and meet new people (other tourists) over communal dining. Lola makes a big fuss over learning all the diners' names and it's clear she loves her role as hostess. And the food is very good for the location, better than most of what you'll eat there. But the hype, the wait, the time for each course to come was really really too long. Worth it if you don't mind sitting for well over 3+ hours and if you don't expect foodie-level cuisine.

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Il.
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Nice Surprise..”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

From the outside of this restaurant it doesn't look like much. But when you go there for dinner (reservations strongly recommended), it's quite a surprise. Lola prepares all the food herself with a little help and it's fabulous. You are seated in the back, an open air type patio, with other people. So, if you don't like to dine with others, this is not the place for you. We had a 6 course dinner and every bit of it was delicious. I heard some of the other men commenting on the small portions but that's fine dining. Each dish was satisfying for us as it was soooo good. I didn't give this 5 stars as it started to rain and being outside I got a little wet. I heard she's working on this. All in all it was a fabulous meal and a great dining experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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Milwaukie, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“An Isla must!”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Lolo’s is an Isla dining experience. It is not just your average dinner on Isla Mujeres. This night we toasted and celebrated what would have been Lolo’s good friend’s 60th birthday. That tells me a lot about the kind of person Lolo is, caring and thoughtful.
Caring and thoughtful is also the way L0lo prepares her food and treats her guests. Tonight was no exception. Each dish was served with an eye pleasing presentation and delectable flavors.
Lolo’s is a must, whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to treat yourself.
Reservations are required and it is shared seating I have met some interesting people while dining at Lolo’s.

  • Visited June 2014
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Austin
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Do NOT miss this treat!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We came via recommendation from a friend who visited a few years before. This is an on island experience not to be missed!

We truly enjoyed our dinner company, the portions were perfect and perfectly prepared. The staff was attentive and enjoyable, and the atmosphere was incredibly romantic and calming. You are served 5 courses, ours went Bruschetta, Gnocci, Soup, Salad, Dessert, and all were perfection. Bring your own wine or beverages or order from them for very reasonable prices, I think mojitos were $5.

Unfortunately, the chef was not feeling well that night, I would have loved to have her join us as I've read other reviews that spoke very highly of her company at the end of the meals.

REALLY. THIS SHOULD BE #1 ON TA's ISLA RESTAURANT REVIEWS. (Ahem, TAers...take note here on restaurant rankings...to be debated.)

Reservations strongly recommended, we went via facebook.

  • Visited June 2014
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