Delicious Fun with LOLITA
“Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.” Lolita, Vladimir Nabakov.
No, I write not of Nabakov’s saucy pubescent minx (tho isn’t that one of the best alliterative openers to a novel, ever? Go on, say it 5 times fast.) I’m actually talking about the Mexican BYOT (“T” for tequila!) by the same name on 13th and Sansom. Our little group, gathered for a belated birthday celebration, had a faboo dining outing there last night. We chose to partake of both house margarita mixes (one classic mix, the other a watermelon puree) which our server skillfully combined in proper proportions with our supply of ta-kill-ya. The food ES MUY BUENO. More like magnifico. For apps, we got the guacamole with corn chips *and* fried plantain slivers as well as the chorizo fundido with soft tortillas. My delectably scrumpilicious skirt steak rested on a savory nest of thin-sliced potatoes and shitaake mushrooms in a light cream sauce. I sampled a few of the entrees that friends had ordered: the fish–a Hawaiian waluu, carne asada, and shrimp enchiladas. Everything was next to divine.
It’s a lovely little restaurant with simple layout & tastefully minimal decor, good for groups or casual dinner for two. So go pay a visit to Lolita–it’s as, or possibly even more, pleasurable as a romp with a pre-teen strumpet, but a lot less likely to land you in jail.