I have been coming here for about 7 or 8 years and have found the service and the food to be consistently very good. The best part about Lalo's for me are that I can bring my three kids--all of whom, including my 2 year old, love the food here--and never feel uncomfortable or as if I'm putting someone out because they are disturbing other diners. The noise level is pretty loud here, especially on nights (fri,sat & sun, I think) that they have a live Mariachi group--another huge plus and ambience booster...but it is never so loud that I can't carry on a conversation with everyone at the table. The food is quite good, as well-- we're not talking gourmet Mexican food, here, but we never leave there hungry... check it out!
Appetizers are in good range like the $7, affordable and tastier too... and Pescado fish food $18 has a lot of omega 3 vitamins... gives you more stamina, are they serving good food? No they are not. Why? Cuz they serve the best food. Forgot to mention something special here, the Mole De Olla was at its best. Dont forget to try it when u get there. The flavors of the curries taste so authentic and fresh. The Jalapeos Rellenos de Queso Capeados are a must have and come out in a way we have never seen before. Still Salpicon is my favorite restaurant. Every time I go, I just want to come up with different taste and varieties. Its always fantastic.
I have a serious crush on their Special Pizza (qepapa meatballs, onions, and feta cheese) and I don't care who knows it. My advice: Stick to their pizzas and Albanian specialties. The apps can be pretty hit or miss (pass on the mac n' cheese), and the service can be glacially slow if there's a full bar. But the prices are right and the portions are good. Plus, these guys are always so awesome to let our neighborhood association have their twice annual parties here. And any restaurant that keeps the pizza, salads, pasta, and drinks coming while hordes of kiddos run amok and cover tables with construction paper is a-ok with me.