Laredo’s list of unique restaurants grew again in September 2012 when Chef Maita Fernandez opened Lolita’s Bistro. Combining her passion for food and hospitality, Lolita’s is a neighborhood bistro known for its sunny dining room and outdoor garden patio that create the perfect ambiance for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Lolita’s offers international flair with a Latino twist and plenty of crafted cocktails. Lolita’s dinner menu is especially flavorful and starts with a variety of appetizers like the Short Rib Loaded Sweet Potato Fries, the Baja Style Lobster Taco, the Goat Cheese Jalapeno Poppers, and the Leek and Mushroom Croquettes. The Seared Ahi Tuna Caesar Salad is a favorite among salad-lovers, but Lolita’s is best-known for its main menu! The Pepita Ancho Crusted Rack of Lamb is at the top of the list of favorites with bourbon and honey-glazed Brussel sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, and fig compote. Another favorite is the 16-ounce Ribeye Steak & Crispy Rings with red wine sauce, potato mash, crispy fried onions, sautéed spinach, and grilled asparagus. Other options on the dinner menu are the Three Cheese Lobster Mac, the Baked Chicken Crepes Au Gratin, and the Middle Eastern Plate complete with hummus, Tabouli, grilled veggies, and pita bread.

The lunch menu at Lolita’s is also packed with exquisite options like the Baja Style Lobster Taco and the grilled Veggie Quesadilla starters. There are also four paninis and pressed sandwiches—the Cuban Sandwich, Chicken Naan, Caprese Panini, and the Chef’s Specialty Chicken Salad Croissant. You can also combine a sandwich with a house salad, soup, or fries. For larger portions, look no further than entrees like Lolita’s Juicy Angus Burger n’ Fries, the Coconut Curry Mussels, the Roasted Lemon Chicken, or the Mexican Chicken Tostadas. Be sure to finish your meal with one of Lolita’s signature desserts like the Chocolate Abuelita Cake, the Blueberry Croissant Bread Pudding, or the Warm Strawberry Cobbler.

Don’t miss Lolita’s for brunch on the weekends! While the restaurant offers some of the same entrees as the lunch and dinner menus, there’s also a variety of specialty plates including the Chorizo Chilaquiles, the Croque Madame, Classic Eggs Benedict, Eggs Norwegian, Nutella Banana Stuffed French Toast, Chicken and Waffles, and the Slow and Low Brisket Barbacoa Torta. The specialty brunch cocktails like the Hair of the Dog and the Mango Mimosas are also local favorites you won’t want to miss!