Ethnic restaurants in America generally hold onto the home country's decor, like colorful tapestries in Indian spots, or calendars in Chinese joints that tell you it's the year of the Ox or the Dragon, without specifically saying which one you're eating. Going the other direction, LoLa's Cantina.
Just-opened LoLa's is a Mexican restaurante painted red, green, blue, and yellow, with an interior that tosses aside standard south-of-the-border decor for decidedly American kitsch like giant stuffed mermaids & octopuses, a Frogger arcade setup, crooked-hung vintage commercial art, a newspaper-covered wall with vinyl records and a Marilyn Monroe painting, and a website that plays songs from revered Mexican bands like Dave Matthews and Coldplay. The menu's steadfastly straight-up Mexican, with starters like Nacho Fries w/ queso, chorizo, picadillo, sour cream, & jalapenos, and taco choices including Carne Asada, Carnitas, and fried or grilled Tilapia; burritos start big with the Famous Belt Buster (order one, and you get two, filled with beans, beef, chorizo, chicken, potato, etc) then return to standard fattening portions with the guac, squash, corn, pico, and potato Naughty Green -- similar to the veggie-only Goin' Green, except it comes with your choice of meat, and you can tell people you ate it. Tortas get layered with refried beans, avocado, veggies, and papas fritas, and come with meats like Chorizo con Pappa, Pollo, and Hamburguesa (hand-sculpted beef w/ jalapeno slices), while "Strong Plates" include Carne Asada (w/ rice, cowboy beans, grilled onions, pico, & Mexican salad), fajitas, and the secret-recipe-marinated, squash & corn sauteed Roadside Chicken, which apparently crossed Lower Roswell to get cooked and eaten.
To cleanse the palate, there're taps (Dos Equis Amber, 420, Yuengling...), bottles like Tecate & Modelo, and 14 shaved-ice margaritas, like the Red Bull-fueled Toro Loco, the Jalapeno, and the Grandma's Cadillac, made with Patron Platinum, and GrandMa Centenaire 100 -- it costs $40, but it comes with a "complimentary" glass and t-shirt and, given how much you ate along with it, is certain to commemorate the Year of the Pig.