Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Lola Costal Mexican

We don't celebrate Valentine's Day in our house.  Instead we've decided to celebrate Denver Restaurant Week.  We are confident in our love and our favorite thing to do together is try new restaurants and wine. 

Keith and I really love Mexican food.  We make it at least once a week and it's normally our go-to when we decide to go out for dinner.  We've made some changes in our diet recently and we aren't eating like we used to.

Because of this, we're in love Lola. Lo-lo-lo-Lola.

After a heavy meal the week before, we were looking forward to something lighter, fresher and spicy!

Guacamole wasn't on our 5280 menu but we couldn't resist ordering it.  You see, they bring a cart to your table and make it right in front of you.  This was the best and spiciest guac we've ever had and we loved it!

It went really well with the Shrimp Ceviche that we shared.  Loved how light and tasty this dish was.

Melon good!

We each ordered a different dish from the menu, ate half and then traded plates.  I highly recommend doing this because then you get to try so much more.  I'd be tempted to smack you around if you and your date ordered the same dish.  Denver Restaurant Week is all about trying new things.  If you're not into that you should stick with Red Lobster.  I'm serious.

While we were waiting for our dessert, we started talking about Tequila.  We both really like it and normally have a bottle of Patron Silver in our pantry at all times.  It keeps good company with the Vodka, Jamison Whiskey and Baileys Irish Creme.

We asked the waiter about a flight and he helped us pick out a few Tequilas.  A couple that have been aged longer than the silver that we are familiar with and the 1921 Tequila Cream.  OH MY GOSH.  LOVE.  We ended up ordering a second shot of the Cream to go with our Spiced Chocolate Flan which was the smartest thing we've done since getting hitched almost 9 years ago.

Worried about parking in the Highlands?  Worry no more!  Lola has FREE valet parking for dinner every night of the week! 

I'm anxious to return to Lola for Brunch.  There are several choices on the menu that look quite wonderful and I think my kids would really love the cinnamon roll.

Lola Denver
1575 Boulder St.
Denver, CO 80211
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