Style Weekly dines at Lalo’s Cocina Bar & Grill

Lalo’s serves up tasty Tex-Mex.

Lola’s Cocina Bar & Grill took over Pane e Vino on Broad Street across from the Children’s Museum back in November. I’ve only been once so obviously this Style Weekly review is where to look for advice on the food. I would like to comment on the booths that are mentioned in the review. These booths are awesome. I love 821 Cafe but if you’re stuck sitting next to Elbows McGee it feels more like a fist fight then a dinner out. You’ll never have to dodge an elbow in a Lalo’s booth. They’re truly massive, I’m talking four adults per row comfortably massive. If 821 or other Fan favorites tried to put these booths in, there would be room for two tables.

For those who let carnitas ($10.99) determine the measure of a Tex-Mex kitchen, you’ll find it’s tough not to make a habit of Lalo’s cumin, chili and garlic-infused pork. Not so the quesadilla Jalisco ($10.79), a bland bore of steak, spinach and mushrooms with no discernible flavor beyond onions. Chicken avocado salad ($8.99) lightens eating options with slices of creamy avocado and well-seasoned grilled breast meat splayed across a bed of black beans, cucumbers and greens.

Image: Lola’s Cocina Bar & Grill

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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