Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar Closes

Lolita lights up Nemo's staid old space.
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar: South Beach cantina is all about fun, but food is more than an afterthought

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar has closed. The restaurant bar, which was known for its selection of over 100 tequilas, border town bordello decor, and complimentary cotton candy, closed last week, after being in business in South of Fifth area of Miami Beach for less than six months.

Lolita, owned by cb5 Restaurant Group, has sister locations in Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut, and also owns Bongo's and Tatu at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in addition to other out-of-state restaurants. A call to the restaurant group confirmed Lolita's closing.

Lolita, which has opened in the old Nemo space, served up traditional

Mexican food in a lounge setting, making this a better option that the

places with pinatas hanging from the ceiling in which to sip a signature

Lolita margarita and dine on pulled pork tacos with salsa verde.

In his March 2012 review, Lee Klein said Lolita "is like the cotton candy of Mexican restaurants: frivolous, fluffy, and fun."

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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