Earlier this week Lolo’s Surf Cantina officially arrived inside the Marriott Stanton South Beach. The “baja-style” restaurant is the brainchild of chef and partner Richard Ampudia and Plan Do See, a Japan-based hospitality company with concepts all over the world – including the one-Michelin starred Sushi Azabu in New York City and the much buzzed about Paley in Los Angeles.
Ampudia — who is sometimes described as the “Godfather of Mexican Street Food” — crafted the menu with chef de cuisine Lourdes Herman. Expect dishes to lean on the traditional side with options like corn masa quesadillas, tacos filled with proteins like mahi mahi and ribeye, chilaquiles verdes and tortas. But since Lolo’s is housed inside a hotel options like a burger, kale salad, and a grain-filled salad can also be found on the menu.
The bar program was created by Jose Luis Leon of Mexico’s Baltra Bar and Licoreria Limantour, named one of “The World's 50 Best Bars,” and tequila, mezcal and beer cocktails take center stage on the menu. As for the space, it was designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and features Mexican textiles and art an open dining room that seats more than 70, and a patio with seating for 16.
The restaurant is now open for lunch and dinner daily beginning at 11 a.m. at 161 Ocean Drive. Call 305-735-6973 for more details.