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“Much hype on message boards-Undeserved”
Review of Lolo Lorena

Lolo Lorena
Ranked #1 of 202 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$2
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Much hype on message boards-Undeserved”
Reviewed 3 December 2010

I would not recommend this restaurant. I have eaten all over the island at many different good restaurants over many years. The night our group ate there, four of the other guests expressed disappointment to me later after the meal. It is way over-priced for the quality and quantity of the food. The proprietor seems to have an inflated opinion of herself, her food, and her facility. It was all too common, relaxed (as in loosy-goosy), disorganized, and uncomfortable dining for me. Go to one of many good restaurants on the island for good food at one-third the price.

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Fantastic Food, Great Setting, and an Eclectic Mix of Guests -- Perfect!”
Reviewed 25 November 2010

Finally, on our third trip together to Isla, my girlfriend and I made it to Lolo's for dinner. We weren't disappointed!

Lolo and her partner were great hosts, and the food was the best we've had on the island. It was inventive, fresh, plentiful, and delicious. Lolo created several one-off courses for my girlfriend, who's a vegetarian, without resorting to the typical afterthought pasta most restaurants do.

We shared the table with an eclectic mix of guests from around the world, and had one of the most enjoyable evenings of our trip so far. The setting was wonderful, nestled in Lolo's courtyard. It was more like having dinner at a new friend's home than dining in a restaurant.

Sharing the meal and the table with other guests is part of the experience, so if you're looking for a quiet romantic meal, or don't like interacting with strangers, then this isn't for you.

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Athens, Georgia
1 review
“LOLO LOVED IT!”
Reviewed 17 November 2010

lolo's is unreal! her house is beautiful, the outdoor setting is magical, she and her boyfriend are so charming and entertaining, and the food is just perfect! my boyfriend and i are vegetarians and she was so thoughtful with our meal. everyone around the table had a wonderful time and all plates were cleaned. i highly recommend coming if you find yourself on isla mujeres!

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Key West FL
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“Lolo's once again!”
Reviewed 14 November 2010

What an experience! Lolo is one amazing woman and boy can she cook and bake!!!!!!!!!!!
This was our 3rd trip to Isla since may and our 4th repast chez Lolo. The experience is always incredible. Remember, you are sitting in the garden of her Home with her furry friends (LOVING AND CUDDLY). Then the fun begins, From her little intermezzos to her 5 courses of delicious food including dessert, dining is a true exerience. If you go to Isla Mujeres and don't visit Lolo Lorena's, you are missing out on one of the great gastronomic experiences of a lifetime!!!!
Denise and Greg (The Dunbars)
Key West

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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“THE best dining and social experience during my vacation!”
Reviewed 11 November 2010

In fact i went TWICE ! it was that much fun and the food is to die for!
The first night it was seafood seafood and more seafood! Mussels in a savory broth.
Scallops, lobster and prawns! HUGE prawns! The presentation was perfection. Chilled gazpacho in these tiny glasses, but just enough! The sauces and soups were wonderful. The desserts had a variety of tasty treats. YUM!
The available cocktails $5 were perfect. BYOVino is an added plus for your pocketbook!
The second night the main course was rolled Pork Tenderloin with mashed potatoes and baby spinach. A melon balled slice beef appetizer, A Stuffed Mushroom cap and also a Thai themed salad was served.. All such a taste treat! AND the dessert..5 courses on that one plate!
I loved the luxuriousness of the long dining experience. It made me want to enjoy each moment, the conversations and each sensual taste treat.
This event was even more fun because every seat was filled with interesting locals and Islaholics from all over. Sharing each others stories and wine for over 3 hours...i didn't want my last night to end~
I loved this simple garden atmosphere in Lolo's B and B ... it's an Living experience of entering into a Magical Warm Kitchen Home and Garden of The World of Lolo. Not to be missed!
i am so grateful that i had the opportunity to connect with all of these new friends and can't wait to return. Now if i could only clone Lolo and Ava and bring them back to sun valley with me!
ANOTHER thing i did was order FRESH breakfast croissants for $20 for 20 pieces (twice)...these with coffee every morning was like being in France! Delicious!

Regarding smoking~ i find if i asked people to step away from the table, they were obliging. The American non smoking in restaurants policy is not a practice in many island eateries.
The animals were not around our table at all. They were very well behaved and never begged for food.
This is a home style B and B atmosphere... and A MUST experience when you go to Isla Mujeres!

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