Expect modern takes on classic Mexican fare at Lolita, a lively Midtown restaurant opened in 2004 by Philly restaurateurs Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran. Dish highlights include grilled octopus tostadas, carnitas or crispy mahi mahi tacos or carne asada with yucca fries in smoked plantain crema. Finished with white-washed brick walls, reclaimed woods and colorful artwork, the rustic, casual interior features a chef’s counter with views into the kitchen and a long bar pouring agave flights, Mexican beers, domestic wines and cocktails like a cucumber-jalapeno margarita or Piña Collins (gin, muddled pineapple, lime, basil).
106 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107