Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Lobo
218 Court St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.686544 -73.994016
Neighborhoods: Cobble Hill
Better Tex-Mex in BKLYN than actually in Texas or Mexico – Great food, great staff, with none of that annoying kidnapping stuff found in Mexico and no real Texas rednecks in US Presidential training (where they execute you for walking funny).
Our pals love this one, this guy not so much....(but) – as a former austin Tx native i do like my tex mex and was introduced to the genre at a pretty high level. the fajitas here are totally decent and enjoyable. I also usually like the margaritas (depending which barkeep is on deck, as they vary in quality). They are pretty strong too, 2 and you're fine - 3 is touch and go. Most of the other dishes are mediocre to poor in my view, we've tried most of them and the upstairs is something of a Cacophonous hall of boo. stay downstairs, stick to fajitas and margies and you should be sorted.
Worst tex-mex in brooklyn – I eat out a lot and work in the food industry. I went to Lobo in Park Slope tonight and was totally disgusted. Our entrees came while we were eating our apps. Then, I had asked for my entree spicy and was given an entree that was so spicy it was disgusting and tasted like battery acid. When we politely commented we were treated like we were ridiculous. When they replaced my entree, they spilled sauce all over my husbands coat and the original entree I ordered was totally different. This was some of the worst, most indifferent service I have EVER had in my life and I will never go back here.
What great service! – This was my first time eating here. Didn't know what to order, but the cheesesteak sounded good. Our waitress, Linda, suggested I substitute the pulled pork for the steak, and boy, was she right! I ordered an extra one to bring back to my roommate. She was terrific as a server -- very patient, sweet and accommodating. I'm coming back AND asking for her. Thanks.
Great food, drinks, service – I ended up going here on a saturday night, without a reservation, with 6 friends for my birthday. I'd originally planned to go to Frankies down the street but the rudeness of their greeter drove me away (see the Frankies 457 review I wrote). We came to Lobo and were seated immediately in the backyard and were treated to GREAT mexican food, very strong and yummy margaritas, and great service from the lovely bartendress who did not remotely rush us at all, as we spent hours back there having drinks after everyone else had left the back patio. I wish I'd caught her name, because she was a doll. Thanks, Lobo, for a great, relaxing birthday dinner! We all had a great time.
It was just OK. – Good mexican restaurants are hard to come by in our area, so I had high hopes for Lobo. Needless to say, I was mildly disappointed. The food was just OK, nothing spectacular. The drinks were expensive, and the service was spotty, even though the restaurant wasn't that crowded. The most disappointing aspect was that they did not serve black beans, only refried. Overall, it wasn't terrible, but the overall dining experience pales in comparison to other restaurants nearby.
YUMMY IN MY TUMMY – 1. the food is great. Edwins Enchaladas with verde sauce and white cheese rocks!
2. The price is right
3. The margs are wonderful and fresh... Sangre De Lobo is the Best!
4. The wait staff is freindly and very interactive
5. Nothing beats sitting outside this summer with a marg and a taco!!!!
Very Bland!!! – I ate at Lobo's a year ago and it was okay. I really enjoyed the fact that you could eat outdoors, especially on a nice spring day. It wasn't the best nor the worst. However, I went there over the weekend for lunch and the food was not good at all. It was devoid of flavoring. I ordered a fish taco and it had no flavor at all. And, the rice had the same problem....no flavor. I was very dissatisfied and couldn't finish my meal.
I miss Harvest – When Lobo opened where Harvest used to be, it wasn't bad. The food was decent and hte margerita's were great. I hadn't been in quite some time and went back a few nights ago. Wow did this place go downhill! THe food was incredibly bland. Hoenstly I didn't even finish it because it wasn't very good. It made me long for the days of Harvest's comfort food which was far superior to what Lobo's has become. We were seated upstairs and honmestly the place didn't look as clean as it used to be either. The service was not offensively bad, but it was pretty lackluster.
Could you have a worse attitude? I doubt it. – Lobo used to be a good bet for decent mexican, large portions, and the nicest waitress around (sorry I don't know your name woman with the bandana, but you are the sweetest!), but lately it's fell off. Went to brunch yesterday and had the rudest waiter. He's tall, scruffy looking, and should quit if he's going to have a bad attitude and act like he doesn't want customers in the restaurant. When he seated a huge party so close to us we were being elbowed by the woman sitting against our backs, we politely asked if there was any way the waiter could ask that table to move over just a little. He came back and told us there was nothing he could do in a very snotty way, and when I said "ok, we'll just try to move our table a little," he walked away in a huff. Not to mention the STALE biscuits, tasteless burritos, and coffee you had to light yourself on fire for before anyone would come over to refill it. Listen, I'm not a big brunch fan, so if Lobo's servers are going to treat me like garbage on a weekend morning, I'll stick to my cereal at home or go elsewhere. Save your money and avoid Lobo!
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