106 S. 13th St., 215/546-7100,
HOURS: Sun.–Tues. 5–10 p.m., Wed.–Thurs. 5–10:30 p.m.,
Fri.–Sat. 5–11 p.m.
COST: Most entrées between $10–20
Exposed brick walls, a bright open kitchen, and just-right lighting set the mood at Lolita, a popular BYOB owned by Valerie Safran and Chef Marcie Turney.
There is a high level of quality and savory flavor in each and every contemporary Mexican dish—from the grilled sugarcane-morita marinated pork chop to the shitake and lancaster jack cheese enchiladas.
The Fundido Con Rajas—homemade tortillas served with a generous portion of melted oaxaca and chihuahua cheeses, roasted poblano, smoked brandied chorizo, and mexican oregano for dipping—is a delicious but filling appetizer meant to be shared.
Bring wine or bring your own tequila to mix with their homemade fresh margarita mix in flavors including original, watermelon, and mint.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition