December 17, 2021 at 9:45 PM 1 comment

This is a delightful find. We advise you try this spot now, before everyone knows about it and it will be impossible to get a seat.

We were on a tour of an amazing historic restoration/reuse of an old building on the near west side and wanted lunch. A quick check on Yelp indicated Lulo was close. Michele remembered reading about it, so we figured we’d try it. From the moment we walked in, everyone in the place sought to make us welcome. One look at the menu and we knew we’d be back for many visits.

Lulo – Mango Salmon
Lulo – Tropical Chorizo

Michele loved the Mango Salmon, so much so that when we came back for dinner a month later, she ordered it again. It was a fresh, bright dish that she really enjoyed. Jeff had the Tropical Chorizo and like the salmon, it was a wonderful clean plate of fresh foods, perfectly prepared. The Churrasco, carefully grilled steak served with yucca was equally interesting and flavorful during the evening visit.

Lulo – Tres Leches dessert

The Tres Leches dessert deserves a paragraph on its own! It was so beautifully presented, we wanted to preserve it. We don’t often take pictures of food, but this one deserved a photo shoot! It was moist, sweet and “milky” just as this tropical delight mandates. We will order this again and again.

At lunch, Jeff accompanied his meal with Violeta, a handmade Limonadas. We’re not sure if we’ve ever had fresh pressed lime juice, but this was such a tasty refreshing drink, he is waiting for the next visit to order another limonadas again!

Lulo Cleveland
Juice bar downtown Cleveland
W9th Street restaurant
Lulo – Violeta, a hand-pressed limonadas with florals

One of the reasons we returned for dinner and not another lunch was their invitation to see the dining room. Located downstairs, the spot is warmer and quietly comfortable. The food is just as good, but the bar is open and the place shifts from a lunch-juice bar to a legitimate restaurant. Having both settings is nice. A big window with hanging plants upstairs and dimly lit dining down. Regardless of when you go, go! Do it soon. When the cat is out of the bag on this place, you’ll be hoping to snag a reservation within the month. 1273 W 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44113 216-929-1053

Entry filed under: Cleveland Food Comments, Cleveland Restaurants Review.

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  • 1. Judith Hilinski  |  December 19, 2021 at 12:24 AM

    Looks like another great find and fun date night!


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