After a roughly six-month hiatus for renovating and retooling, Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran's Lolita is set to reopen this Friday, April 25. The ten-year-old restaurant got a hell of a facelift: inside you'll find a new menu, a new look, and a new bar. Yup: Lolita's old BYOT policy is a thing of the past, and in its place is a full bar, offering drinks from micheladas to a slate of margaritas featuring vegetable juices.
The food menu, meanwhile, will focus on Mexican street food and make good use of some new kitchen toys like an imported tortilla press and a vertical spit-roaster (called a trompo - think tacos al pastor). Aside from a couple of platters (the carne asada survived the revamp), the menu is largely dominated by guacamoles and salsas, ceviches, and tacos. Served three to an order, the selection of tacos draws on global influences. Oh, and there are duck fat tamales.