Panko avocado taco – Lolo

Panko avocado taco - Lolo
Oaxaca cheese, caramelized onions, anaheim peppers, on flour tortillas. $9
Lolo, San Francisco CA

These were pretty tasty and unique. I loved all the different flavors, and the deep fried avocado had a nice firm texture. I kinda wish this was a meat taco though with the avocado as an additional topping. I’m definitely now a vegetarian, lol.

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Chips and salsa - Lolo
Chips and salsa. Complimentary

Calamari sope – Lolo

Calamari sope - Lolo
Blue corn masa, avocado puree and habanero crema. $11
Lolo, San Francisco CA

These were very cool and different. I thought that the squid ink in the sope was too overpowering though. I like squid ink, but they must have added A LOT of it into the masa. Otherwise, I thought it was a fun dish.

Sangria and beer - Lolo
Lagunitas IPA. $6
Sangria: pinot noir, vodka, poppy liqueur, cardamom, served on the rocks. $11

Ox tail empanadas – Lolo

Ox tail empanadas - Lolo
With tomato, red cabbage, and chipotle sauce. $8
Lolo, San Francisco CA

As much as I disliked my dining experience, I did like these empanadas. They were nicely fried and the texture was great. The oxtail had great flavor and the chipotle sauce was tasty. Overall, this place needs to greatly improve on service and timing! And lay off on the sauce, man!

Alice in Wonderland graffiti mural, Mission Street

Alice in Wonderland graffiti mural, Mission Street. This artwork was pretty cute. They painted it on a door and it depicts Alice approaching a tiny door with a key.

Short rib gorditas – Lolo

Short rib gorditas - Lolo
Blue corn masa pockets filled with braised short ribs, roasted three chile sauce, avocado, and pickled onions. $12
Lolo, San Francisco CA

This was about the time during our meal when they still wanted to put more food down at our table, but there was absolutely no space! I don’t want to shove food down my throat just to make room, jerks – RUDE!

Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' (Oxalidaceae)

Oxalis crassipes ‘Alba’ (Oxalidaceae), 18th Street. Beautiful cascading oxalis with white flowers in The Castro.

Octopus tiradito – Lolo

Octopus tiradito - Lolo
Chili flakes, sea salt and cascabel aioli. $12
Lolo, San Francisco CA

All of these dishes were preassembled because everything came out suspiciously quick for a super busy restaurant! And I mean quick! I don’t mind getting my food quickly, but I still want to feel like they’re cooking back there and that I’m not being rushed out of my table! Sheesh! The octopus in this dish was a little chewy. I’d let you know what it tasted like but there was SO much crap on top of it that you really couldn’t taste the octopus at all.

Dolores Park, The Mission
Dolores Park, The Mission. I love the newly rennovated playground area in this beautiful park!

Carnitas – Lolo

Carnitas - Lolo
With organic blue corn tortilla, roasted tomatillo sauce, guacamole, pickled onions. $14
Lolo, San Francisco CA

The carnitas had a good flavor, but the blue corn tortillas were super dry and thick and there was WAY too much sauce on top. The menu said it was a “roasted tomatillo sauce”, but I think they switched it out to some kind of red pepper sauce instead. It seemed like they brought out all the tapas at once which was ridiculous since the tables were SO frickin’ tiny! Argh!

Graffiti mural, 15th Street
Graffiti mural with shark, 15th Street. I love the vibrant colors in this. The sharlk and the turtle are nice additions, lol.

Filon garnacha 2010 – Lolo

Filon garnacha 2010 - Lolo
Calatayud, Spain. Red wine, berries, leather, anise. Glass $8
Lolo, San Francisco CA

This dinner started off well with the wine (it tasted pretty good), but quickly went downhill from there. The service was sporadic and the timing was WAY off!

Pink flowered succulent (Echeveria sp., Crassulaceae)

Pink flowered succulent (Echeveria sp., Crassulaceae), Dolores Street. My neighbor has a simple planter filled with beautiful succulents and other drought tolerant plants. Love the color of this one!