Further proof that if enough people wish for something, it just might happen: Lola Tapas will soon start opening for lunch.
"It seems like every week I have regulars and new people telling me we should be open for lunch," says owner Felicia Ruiz.
She confirmed the rumor today, explaining that when they were still doing morning coffee service at the restaurant (before her ex-husband Daniel Wayne opened Lola Coffee, on Central, a few months back), lots of people assumed they were also open for lunch. She figured, why not try it?
Ruiz's menu will be a variation of the existing menu, with salads, soups, and other dishes inspired by the Iberian Peninsula. But unlike the sharable dishes available at night, she'll be offering more items suited to the individual lunchtime customer.
Tentatively starting on September 16, lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dinner service on those same days runs from 5 to 10 p.m.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.