Lolita’s serves a dynamic and fresh new take on Mexican cuisine, with its share-style group-friendly menu derived from all-local Tweed produce. The picture-perfect Lolita’s is adorned with pops of pastel, earthy terracotta and pink tones, with an abundance of lush greenery throughout making it every bit the neighbourhood cantina. The Lolita’s journey kickstarts with smaller shareables like prawn-and-chorizo empanadas, four-cheese tostadas with cricket salt and fermented chilli, a punchy watermelon escabeche with baby cucumbers, tequila and lime, and cheese chochoyotes (Mexican corn dumplings) with esquites and black-eyed-bean ‘mess’. Next up, tacos. The house-made tortillas are served up with a range of intriguing combinations from the land and sea – think king mushrooms with pickled cactus and vegan mole, crispy fish with finger-lime aioli and butter lettuce, and Yucatan pork shoulder with Granny Smith slaw and chicharron (fried pork rinds). There are also larger plates like a half chicken and smoked brisket, and a fine series of sweets to finish – Mexican fairy bread, anyone?


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