The night we were there, the city of Providence was celebrating its anniversary and we couldn't have found a prettier spot for fireworks. On summer evenings, Lola's has one of the few spots in Providence where you can actually sit right by the water and eat. As the city darkens, the views are
There are not too many local Mexican restaurants that would be lovely for dinner. Many of the others are great Tacqueria’s, authentic and sensational, but dinner would be over in twenty minutes and this is different. There is a definite vibe here. Lola's is sexy and upbeat looking, clearly aiming for the young group, with a colorful decor and a happening feeling. A row of colorful bras hang from cow horns on the ceiling rafters and there are messages on the mirrors. The whole idea is to have some fun.
For starters, the margaritas are first rate - no sour mix here - and the menu offers a range of dishes from Tinga Tostadas to marinated roast chicken. The chips were fresh, the salsa was spicy and tomato laden and the guac was great. The burritos were too massive to handle, but the Tostadas, with the black beans and spicy chicken, were packed with great flavor. Though they are billed as an appetizer, they made a more than adequate meal. The fajitas are terrific too. They offer four options for fajitas and the one here is the chicken version. It is served with fresh tortillas, pico de gallo, chimichurri sauce and sour cream. Hard to fail with all those great flavors.
All the waitstaff is young and upbeat. The surroundings are hip and appealing. Friendly service, handsome dining room, sexy ambiance...I hope it lasts. When we left, we notice that the parking lots at the Hot Club and Al Forno were packed fender to fender and our little place was lonely. I hope you give it a try. It won't break your wallet and you will surely have a good dinner and a relaxing time.