Lolita

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 28 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Late Night, Mexican + 3 more
90% of 22 votes say it's Celiac friendly

106 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Directions

(215) 546-7100
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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    The food at lolita is so delicious and the first time I ate here, I didn’t get sick. I was so happy and excited to order delivery the next week, which I ate and the next day got really sick from. I later found out that it was restaurant week and they had added empanadas made with wheat to the menu, which were fried in the same fryer as everything else. Almost every menu item there has some element that is made in the fryer, so this is major source of cross contamination. Yes, this was only for one week during restaurant week, but it just made me feel distrustful of how seriously they take being gluten free if they would add a wheat item to the menu and not include any notice. They also had tiramisu for dessert made with wheat and always serve beer so its never been a 100% gf facility. Make sure you talk with them pretty thoroughly before eating here if you are celiac or hypersensitive. If you decide to risk it my favorite meals are the fried chicken tacos and street corn and tres leches cake.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Knowledgable wait staff, guided around the menu to avoid anything that goes in the fryer. Food was great, full of flavour and well priced for the portion sizes. 1 star down, would be great if the menu was a little clearer on what goes in the fryer and what doesn’t.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Food was delicious, entire dinner menu was gluten free but be careful because not the lunch menu, went there for dinner to be safe but was sick for the rest of the night, I think there is cross contamination.

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    4 rating
    10 months ago

    The dinner menu is not completely GF based on my recent visit. We had a knowledgeable server who said it was safe to order anything that does NOT go into the fryer due to potential CC. She was able to give us guacamole with soft corn tortillas instead of tortilla chips, which was super yummy. The jicama was a very nice added crunch. That along with the veggie enchilada was very good. It's seems there's inconsistencies with what the servers are communicating (based on other reviews) to the guest, but I was fine and I'm glad I played it safe and followed the servers advise.

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    5 rating
    10 months ago

    Outstanding, tasty and authentic Mexican cuisine. The dinner menu (not the lunch menu) is completely gluten free! I was in heaven that I could order anything I wanted. The fish in the fish tacos is breaded in plantain flour. I recommend the ahi tuna small plate.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Everything gluten free - no cross contamination risk. What a great find!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Food was delicious. Tacos, chips, salsa. Usually can't have the chips but here you can! Light food, small tacos. Waiter and host very knowledge able about what had gluten in it. The only thing gluten was the beer and an entree made with beer. We were very annoyed with the service. We waited for chips and salsa and watched how others who arrived after us were served them. We were actually ready to walk out when the server brought chips to us.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The entire menu is gluten free and everything we had was delicious! Highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great options, friendly staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I LOVE this place! I have come here with my boyfriend twice now when I am in town to see him. The food is amazing!! Great tacos. I have celiac disease and this place is heaven on earth because the whole menu is gluten free! Thank you thank you for the safe food!! ❤️❤️❤️

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    As the other reviews say, get a reservation. The food is pretty good, and almost everything on the menu is gf, but really pretty straightforward tacos and the like.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Awesome place but be sure to make a reservation, even if you are showing up at 5pm. We only made it in because of a no-show and the host turned away at least 15 parties while we ate. When I mentioned I am celiac and needed to know if anything else was fried in the same oil as the chip, our waiter told us the entire menu is gluten-free. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Salsa and guacamole were great but octopus tostadas were knockouts. Mexican corn was outstanding. Hangar steak tacos were spicy but very good and salads were huge. Staff is friendly too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I don't know why the listing says cash only – they took my American Express card fine.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Awesome food! Was told everything on the menu is gluten free

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Stumbled across Lolita in the winter (2014) and have been back twice. My wife, living with Celiac Disease, and I absolutely love the fresh food served here. Can't wait to return again and again. Friendly, knowledgeable staff make for a worry free experience. If you're living with CD Lolita is one of the best dining experiences, period!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Awesome margaritas and food. Almost everything on the menu is gluten free. The staff is very knowledgeable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Paradise for celiacs! Food and service are excellent... and the Sangria too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Entire dinner menu was gluten free. Food was excellent. Service was pretty good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Entire dinner menu is GF! Delicious drinks (not BYOB anymore and also accept credit cards).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    As someone else said, the entire menu is gluten free except for one dessert. If you are like me, and never are able to share food with your dining partner or have free reign on a full menu, this is a nice treat for you. I of course still confirmed with my server when i arrived, and she assured me that everything is gluten free. All fryers are gluten free and all prep areas are gluten free. It was delicious. Also, in the notes someone says that is cash only. They accept cards now.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Entire dinner menu except for one dessert is gluten free! Servers are knowledgeable, and chef was willing and able to work with my onion allergy as well. A must go!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Lolita version 2 is very GF friendly. Almost their entire menu is gluten free (except most desserts). I highly recommend their taco special on the blackboard!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    This place is very good Mexican and much of their menu is gluten free just ask your server.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Cash Only
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
12 pm - 3 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
Tuesday
12 pm - 3 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
Wednesday
12 pm - 3 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
Thursday
12 pm - 3 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
Friday
12 pm - 3 pm, 5 pm - 12 am
Saturday
12 pm - 3 pm, 5 pm - 12 am
Sunday
5 pm - 10 pm
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