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Lola the Classy Cantina
If you haven’t made it to Lola Mexican Fish House yet for the Feisty Angel, you still have a day to get in to try our Distiller’s Choice cocktail. But don’t worry if you can’t get in today, the delicious food that Lola serves isn’t going away.
I went for happy hour (which, by the way, runs during all open hours every Monday) and started out with the Butternut Squash & Chorizo Queso. The queso was everything you want from a butternut squash bisque with an extra kick and gooey, cheesy element. Served with both soft flour tortilla and crispy corn tortilla chips, it’s the perfect snack to pair with a crisp drink.
After demolishing a decent amount of the queso, out came the tacos. The chicken had a nice heat to them without being overwhelming and was complemented perfectly with a creamy jalepeño aioli and a salty cotija cheese. The fish taco took the cake for me, however. With a crispy piece of fried tilapia as the star of the show with a supporting cast of a crispy house slaw and a spicy habanero-avocado salsa, it’s easy to want seconds.
Finally, we received a ceviche surprise from an old friend. The trio of covina ceviche, shrimp ceviche, and sea scallop ceviche really showed off what Lola is all about: fresh, quality seafood packed with flavors of Mexican cuisine. The corvina was my personal favorite. The corvina, pickled fresno chiles, and toasted almonds were coated with a chimichurri sauce providing the perfect combination of tart, spicy, and earthy. The ceviches are served with house made potato chips for scooping that provides the perfect vessel in which to eat the dish.
Lola is most well known for their margaritas and array of tequilas as far as the beverage selection goes, but make sure to grab a Feisty Angel for only $5 before it’s gone!
Lola Mexican Fish House
1575 Boulder St.
Denver, Colorado 80211