Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Lobo
218 Court St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.686544 -73.994016
Neighborhoods: Cobble Hill
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!
Taco Bell is 1000 times better – I am sorry to say their enchiladas are really really sad. They are smaller than cigars then have white Velveeta inside and on the top. I was expecting the rice and refriend beans that come with it to save the day but they only give you a few tablespoons of each. I was still really hungry when we left.
Worst restaurant experience ever! – Our experience at Lobo was terrible! It started when we asked the waitress a few questions about some dishes & she just read off the menu to us, explaining that she "never eats those things." When the food came, everything was swimming in "queso" - it looked like melted Velveeta with a plastic skin on top. Then, our raspberry margarita had a white blob floating in it which we were told was egg whites! Why are they putting raw egg in margaritas??? The waitress never apologized for this, the drink was not comped & never once did she check in with us once we get our food except to drop the check. Don't go here! There are so many amazing restaurants in Brooklyn, don't waste your money on this one.
i heart lobo. – we live a few blocks away from the court street lobo and love it dearly. the food may not be earth shatteringly interesting, but it's very good and i consider it comfort food. the margaritas are strong and mercifully free of sour mix. in my eyes, the only down side to this place is that the bar gets filled up quickly and the upstairs dining room can feel a little isolated and creepy when it's mostly empty.
great sevice from food runner – my name is stacey I have been eating at lobo since i moved here 1 year ago from california. i love the brunch and i love the dinner. what really attracts me more than the brunch on saturday mornings is the guy who brings me my food, he's hot stuff and i find it so s*xy when he alwayz looks at himself in the mirror im pretty sure his name is zigi because that is what he told me when i asked for his name because his behind and his smile has my face glowing every saturday morning, i hope he continues to have my food served to me with the same smile he shows me every morning..
Boo for the bartender! – Ok, WE LOVE THIS PLACE! Exceptional Margarita's (finally!) at a good price (yipee!) and mostly nice people that work here but lately this one bartender (I think I heard some one call him Tom) who always looks like he's been up all night (and not from umm...coffee!) is always behind the bar. He'll have three people at the bar and you'll still have to flag him down. Now I don't need a hand holding, telling me your life story kind of bartender (being one myself for 10 years) but damn! Look around man and get off the phone! EVERY TIME we are in, it's the same story with this guy so we opt for the garden (which is lovely) if we can. Just had to let it out!! Otherwise a great place!
OFFICIALLY THE BEST TEX MEX IN NEW YORK – I am from Austin, TX and have been in NYC about 7 years now searching for decent Tex-Mex, but haven't found any, much less good Tex-Mex. Sure there are places to get your fix, or have fun, but the food is nowhere close to the realm of the genuine or delicious food I grew up with. When I heard about Lobo, I was excited, but doubtful, I had heard rave reviews about Rosa Mexicana and others afterall and we know how that turns out, but figured I'd try. I ordered an iced tea, of course, and it came in a BIG glass with a lime and free refills. No nestea, no tiny glass. Now we're on the right track, i thought. Then we ordered Queso. I've made this mistake in NY before, but figured I'd try it. To my shock, it was made the right way! Delish! 2 for 2! Then kept going! I ordered the Sassy Mama Enchiladas which come with a side of rice and beans. Get this, the rice was spiced correctly and did not contain peas! 3 for 3! FANTASTIC! The beans were good without adding salt too! More tea coming. I can't believe i found it! The margaritas were great, the service was good, there is an outside space with a bar, it must be too good to be true! I've been back 3 times now in 10 days. I agree with all of the great reviews. The writers of the bad reviews either like something that is not true tex-mex, work at a competitor, or just plain have no taste. GO THERE TODAY AND SAVE ME A SEAT.
Best Tex-Mex I've Found in the City – I am a Texas native that moved to NYC only 7 months ago, and the only thing that ever made me homesick was the lack of good Tex-Mex food in the City. Living in San Antonio, TX, for 22 years, you become accustomed to good Tex-Mex, and that is exactly what I found at Lobo. The enchilada's were delicious, and my girlfriend said that the Fajita's were delicious as well. My girlfriend and I have eaten at Maudie's restaurant in Austin, TX, as well, and the food is very similar at both places. The atmostphere is authentic and resembles many Tex-Mex spots in Texas. I must agree with many of the other reviews that say the service is below average. We have been twice since we found out about the place, and each time I have had great food with below average service. But for anyone looking for great food, good margarita's, and an authentic environment, this is a definate weekly spot that you must visit. Let's be honest, when you try to find a great place to eat that has a nice environment and strong margarita's, does it matter that the service is slow and you get to drink an extra margarita. Tex-Mex lovers will not be disappointed.
So bad I thought I was on Punk'd – Couldn't believei it! First, the music. LOUD, and weird, and scratchy. It kept pausing, them blasting, then skipping. Numerous tables around me complained that it was very annoying and distracting. Then the service. THe waitress must have been on somethin. I ordered a enchilada entree, which is supposed to include 3 enchiladas, rice and beans. The bus boy gave me a plate with one tiny enchilada, and nothing else.! It took several minutes to flag the waitress to ask if this is correct, and she said no, took it back, and too half an hour to bring me my dinner! She never asked if we wanted drinks. We managed to get one drink from her, and she never came back. Getting the check was another ordeal, several tables around us were in the same boat, in disbelief at how bad everything was, and how they couldn't get the check either! When we finally left, we wished the poor customers still waiting the best of luck! What a mess.
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