Spotted at Lolita

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Hey, look who was spotted in Boston last night!


Mal and I ventured into the city to meet friends for dinner at Lolita and a photographer from asked if she could snap our pic. Cool!

Lolita is located on Dartmouth Street just off Newbury, so I’ve walked by it a zillion times without ever really noticing it. It’s just a door with a menu next to it, so I’m glad our friends suggested it for dinner. I don’t think I would have dined there otherwise.

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Inside was super dark!

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And swanky!

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We actually joked that we needed little reading lights to see the menu!

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Our meal started with a complimentary palate cleanser of shaved ice and tequila. It was sort of like a tequila snow cone!

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Then, tortilla chips and salsa/dips were served to our table.

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When it came time to order drinks, I ordered a Spicy Cucumber margarita, which was awesome. I didn’t really taste cucumber, but it was definitely spicy! The spiciness actually made me cough a couple of times because it was so intense. I loved it! I guess it was basically a spicy, more refreshing margarita on the rocks.

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As an appetizer, Mal and I shared the Queso Fundido, which was melted cheese with chorizo sausage, roasted poblano, mushrooms, and cilantro pesto. It was frickin’ amazing, and we chowed it down.

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For our entrée, Mal and I shared an order of Crispy Shredded Pork and Smoked Pork Belly tacos. They were tasty, but not oh-my-God-delicious.

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The Smoked Pork Belly tacos were basically thick-cut bacon with some slaw on top. I guess we were expecting tender pork belly instead of fried. Oh, well, we still ate them.

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At the end of dinner, we all ordered another round of drinks, so I got a second Spicy Cucumber margarita. I only ended up drinking about half of it because 1) I didn’t think my colon would appreciate it and 2) because I really wanted to do this morning’s WOD and not feel crappy during it.

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The ladies: Jenna, Kerri, and me!

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The evening concluded with green apple-flavored cotton candy!

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It was fun to eat and play with!

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Cruise reunion! Good times!

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Questions of the Day

What’s your favorite Mexican dish? Do you like tequila?



  1. Mexican food is sometimes easier for me to enjoy (wheat allergy) as most items are prepared with corn. My fave Mexican dish? It’s a toss up between chicken with mole sauce or stuffed poblano peppers (chile en nogada). PS, been dying to try Lolita!!! The cotton candy looks delish!

  2. I hate restaurants that are too dark! That is one of my major pet peeves. The cucumber margarita looks so good though. My favorite Mexican food is queso and chips or pork carnitas tacos!

  3. Ohh I would love to try green apple cotton candy!! That sounds so fun and yummy. I despise tequila (due to one bad experience in college..), but I will drink it in a really good margarita. Anything else where you can taste tequila, no way Jose. Every time I go out for Mexican food I pretty much always get some sort of enchilada dish.

  4. This looks like a fun night! I love when restaurants serve tortilla chips… it’s just so good! I’ve heard of this place… I’ll have to try it when I’m home!

  5. My favorite Mexican dish is every Mexican dish. Seriously. But I can make a meal of chips & guac too.
    I need that tequila snowcone stat. I hated tequila for years. Then grew a taste for it and now I can’t get enough.

  6. I love your restaurant posts. I live in a small town filled with ho hum restaurants so I appreciate seeing the offerings of more inspired restaurants. Nice photos despite the low light situation.

  7. Every time I’m at a Mexican restaurant I practically eat the same thing: I fill up on chips and guacamole and then order the fish tacos. I usually clean my plate and roll outta there every time.

    I like my occasional margarita but I don’t really ever drink liquor so it’s rare. That cucumber drink looks good though!

  8. Is it just me, or does Mal look EXACTLY like Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt) from Grey’s anatomy?! 😀 Holy cow! Please tell me “you get that a lot” and that I’m not the first. Or wait, are you married to a tv star!? 😮

  9. I adore mexican food! Guacamole and anything with mole sauce are my favorites. Now I really want to visit Lolita the next time I visit Boston. I like tequila but only in margaritas! I am not a tequila shot kind of girl. 😉

  10. Loove Lolita! i can’t believe you have one in boston! we have one in portchester which is right out of the city. The guac is amazzzeee

  11. I just started blogging and I feel kind of weird taking pictures at restaurants. When you take pictures at a restaurant, do you introduce yourself as a food blogger and ask them if it is okay to take pictures? Just curious and wondering if there is some type of etiquette?

  12. I love it when I find unexpected places! Lolita seems so different and unique.

    My personal Mexican favorite is fish or shrimp tacos. Yum! But no tequila for me.

  13. My favorite Mexican dish is a tie between quesadillas veracruzanas and stuffed poblano pepper. I had the second one at a restaurant in San Antonio and loved it! I’m not a huge fan of tequila (bad memories from school…), but I do enjoy a good marg 🙂

  14. I live in the area that is home to genuine Mexican food in beautiful Las Cruces,NM (Hatch chilies are grown not even an hour away)!! Mexican food is a common meal throughout the week for me. My favorite Mexican food to order are classic green cheese enchiladas 🙂 You should come to New Mexico and try out some Mexican food from here!

  15. Green apple flavored cotton candy I have never heard of but sounds great! I’m absolutely obsessed with guacamole, so I’d basically eat anything that had some guac on it, but my favorite mexican dish is is quesadillas (chicken, pork or steak) Yum! And of course I love tequila 🙂

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