Dolores but You can Call me Lolita is different: beautiful, sexy, romantic and all decorated in white…but I was not so sure about the food. The menu is varied and the dishes have very whimsical names like Dolores Baby Back Bbq Ribs with shoestring fries and a pair of gloves and Gazpacho so good, we'll give you the recipe…. But in the end it is all about the taste, isn’t it?
This was a simple and good-looking salad with an abundant amount of spinach and a drizzle of strawberries and queso fresco, which is a soft, mild and un-aged white cheese that originated in Spain. I did not taste this but Mr. H. said that he would have liked a little more life and punch to it. It was a bit too blah for him.
This is the actual name of this appetizer. Croquettes are abundant in Miami and can be found in most all bakeries. These were indeed different with a creamy interior and chunks of Serrano ham (Jamón Serrano) floating within. I must say that I liked them very much, mostly because they were so different from what one typically finds in Miami.
My daughter ordered this and devoured it in a jiffy. I begged her for some fries and they were crispy and not too oily. The churrasco was served with chimi-churri and the fries with ketchup. All in all, it was a satisfying and enjoyable plate of food.
I had the special of the day which was Salmon with roasted red potatoes and creamed spinach. I loved the presentation, simple and austere yet elegant. The potatoes were well cooked and tasty and the spinach nice and smooth like a gentle cream sliding down your throat on the its way to your stomach. The salmon, on the other hand, was a bit overcooked and dry.
I like the idea of offering an appetizer with each main dish ordered. The entrée being either $19.75 or $ 23.75. Desserts are ordered separately but the prices are really reasonable. Dolores but you Can Call me Lolita is by all means a beautiful restaurant but the food is a bit lackluster and plain. The menu is ambitious but maybe a little too much so?
I do not think that I will be returning anytime soon but I do believe that it does deserve a visit if only because of the colorful menu and pretty-pretty venue.
1000 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
By Contributor Writer Brenda Benoit