Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar in Boston's Back Bay Opening New Location in Fort Point

An upscale Back Bay restaurant and bar that focuses on Mexican food and tequila is looking to expand to one of the hottest sections of the city for dining.

According to a Twitter post from @DGoodison of The Boston Herald, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is planning to open in the city's Fort Point neighborhood, with a Fort Point Boston blog post confirming this, stating that a meeting will be held on January 19 to talk about the dining and drinking spot possibly coming to Summer Street. Based on the address given, it appears that the new location of Lolita may actually be overlooking Fort Point Channel (by the corner of Summer Street and Melcher Street), though it is not known in what section of the building it might be.

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar first opened on Dartmouth Street in December of 2010, taking over the Papa Razzi space (Papa Razzi subsequently moved to Newbury Street). The people behind the place also opened Red Lulu Cocina and Tequila Bar in Salem the following year, but it closed in 2013 and while there were plans for it to move to a nearby location and become another Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, those plans seem to have fallen through.

The address for the new location of Lolita in Fort Point is 253 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02210. The website for the Back Bay location can be found at

[October 14, 2017 update: A press release indicates that Lolita opens in Fort Point today and that it will have seating for 210 and will be just below sidewalk level along Fort Point Channel and the Harborwalk.]

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]