A popular Back Bay restaurant for tacos and tequila reopened its doors this week after months of renovations. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar makes its return to the neighborhood, bringing with it some new menu items and table-side tequila service, as Boston Magazine reported.
Changes to the 271 Dartmouth St. restaurant were structural — the place retained its plush, dark design — and with renovations complete, Lolita has a few new items in store for guests.
With table-side tequila service, shots will be poured at the table, and there is a new selection of non-alcoholic agua frescas — although they can become boozy with the addition of shots. The agua frescas include pineapple coconut, watermelon hibiscus, and chicha morada, which is made with purple corn, strawberry, pineapple husk, cinnamon, and clove.
Executive chef Nicholas Cox and culinary director Tom Berry have also prepared some new items for the food menu, including avocado fritters with smoked cheddar, garlic shrimp tacos, a cast iron flank steak, and a 10-piece Mexican fried chicken dinner.
The team behind Lolita has been busy in the last year. In addition to planning a second location for Lolita, the team has been running Yvonne’s in Downtown Crossing while getting Ruka, their new Peruvian-Japanese restaurant, up and running nearby.