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Posted by jen480 on 12/06/2013
I've tried the tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and all the other standard Tex-Mex fare here, but the mac 'n' cheese is by far the best thing on the menu. Everything else is so-s0 (although I do have a weakness for the margs and chips/salsa). If you get the mac, make sure to add jalapenos.
Posted by Park Slope on 07/05/2012
There are several good tex/mex places on 5th avenue but this isn't one of them. The fish tacos were just over-cooked catfish in a flour tortilla with a lump of refried beans. No nice lettuce, no avocado, no salsa, no delicious mayo sauce - nothing. Just fish. In a taco. Served by an utterly indifferent bartender. Go elsewhere.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/21/2012
Posted by dressrehearsal1 on 12/28/2011
We had a great night here recently. I was truly surprised, as I'd been to Lobo a couple of times two years ago and resolved never to go back due to lackluster, limp food and indifferent service. Maybe there's a new chef, a new waitstaff, a new owner? Don't know but we loved it. Friendliest, most helpful service ever (all the waiters were attentive to every table, not just to their own) the kitchen paid perfect attention to our various requests (one no dairy, one extra cheese, we're those kind of customers) everything came quickly, served hot, super generous portions, but not gloppy, really crisp and fresh. It's still more Tex than Mex - don't go for an authentic Mexican meal, but for satisfying amerimexican food in a welcoming setting, this was perfect. Will definitely go back, glad I gave it a second chance. Cheers, Lobo.
Posted by anonymous on 05/24/2009
The first time I came to Lobo I was so excited to have a new mexican in the neighborhood... raised in LA, I am an addict. Well, I could have cried. A person could get better Mexican going to Key Food and buying the ingredients off the Ortega shelf and cooking taco meat from an envelope, shells from a box and refried beans from a can... The second time I went I was desperate for a snack and everything tasted much better after three of their not bad margaritas... The Mexicans out of the dining room and into the kitchen! I can't believe the ratings people are giving this place. Lobo is to Mexican what the shopping mall is to chinese.... pre-fab.
Posted by Camo on 05/09/2009
Kept meaning to post this -- went a few months ago with my boyfriend and had margaritas and 'ceviche tacos.' I obviously shouldn't have ordered those but hey, fool me once. The server didn't know what ceviche is -- what it was, Lobo-style, was overcooked (but not in lime juice or another acid) fish with cooking water in a limp, dissolving tortilla. The margaritas were weak. Absolutely terrible. You will do better at Calexico, Rachel's, Los Pollitos, etc. -- anywhere else. I think it's a place to drink by the bucket, and feel like you're partying or some such, not a place to actually eat food.
Posted by Phil on 03/30/2009
Just go and try it yourself. You won't be dissapointed. The maragritas are made super fresh. XX beers are served in a classic hand blown type pint glass. Chips and salsa are great. Really enjoyed the enchiladas the first time. I split the fajitas the second. Really tasty tex-mex but very well done!