Lolo's New Playing Card Cocktail MenuBy Virginia Miller | September 2, 2014 By Virginia Miller | September 2, 2014
Lively Mexican gem, Loló, is thriving in its Valencia Street location — and we love its new sister Peruvian-Mexican restaurant, Loló Cevicheria. But its initial cocktail menu, while solid, took a backseat to the food. Watch out. Just launched August 27, Lolo's new cocktail menu is coming to you with Trick Dog-esque artistry: a menu lineup of playing cards from Tablero Loteria, a Mexican card game reminiscent of bingo.
Bartenders David Gallardo and Leon Vasquez have created 12 new cocktails ($11 each) — alongside four classics — in this ambitious new menu that takes it a few steps up from their initial cocktail list. Gallardo and Vasquez model drinks after 12 cards they chose from this childhood game, covering a range of styles, spirits and glassware. Tasting through the new menu, here are a few highlights, as colorful as the Lolo restaurants. 974 Valencia St., 415-643-5656