Best of Boston

2012 Best New Restaurant, North

Red Lulu

On any given Saturday night at this new venture from the team behind Back Bay hot spot Lolita, well-dressed revelers have their pick of 180 supremely sippable tequilas and a bevy of whimsical cocktails and margaritas. Fortunately, the inspired Mexican fare (lobster enchiladas, blackened mahi mahi tacos) from chef Brian Roche provides excellent ballast.

94 Lafayette St., Salem, 978-594-5195,