I went there as part of a group of 20. The restaurant was empty, and we were expecting a bunch of tables pushed together. Instead, we were seated in an area with couches and stand up tables.
Speaking as someone who's part Mexican, the "cantina" decor leaves something to be desired - since when did a wall of Tequila become enough to call a restaurant a "cantina"? Speaking of tequila, Lolita's promotes themselves as being a tequila bar yet they have no drinks menu available. What's that about?
Onto the food. We ordered small bite appetizers during happy hour and boy were they tiny! The guacamole tasted like the avocado paste that comes in a bag from your local grocer's freezer. My dining companions agreed that the food was okay but nothing to rave about.
And then that customer service - I ordered a $5 strawberry margarita, only to be told afterwards that it actually cost $8 because it's "flavored." Luckily, the bartender "cut us a deal" for $5 - an odd deal, seeing as it isn't mentioned anywhere on the menu that there is an up charge for flavored margaritas. There's that lack of drinks menu again, see?
It's not all bad - as I said before, the holographic dancers are amazing! But the only way you could possibly get me to go back would be for this show alone. It's a shame that such a great venue seems to have been sloppily put together.
Amanda's had her turn, now it's yours. Have you eaten at Lolita's yet? If so, what did you think? Let us know in comments below.
[Photo: Las Vegas Sun]