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Lola's, New Orleans, LA

Lola's

4.5
4.5
437 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Lola's is truly authentic Spanish food, with a twist, in New Orleans. We are a local restaurant in the Mid-City area serving traditional Spanish dishes that have influenced the local Creole cuisine for decades.

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Breakfast Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 488-6946

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tal Jones

  • Catering

    Please Email lolasneworleans@gmail.com

  • Neighbourhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 437 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Outdoor Eating

  • New Orleans

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. j

    jenndoug

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    No one came to serve us, servers just walked by ignoring you. The hostess ended up taking tables and working the hostess stand. The food was blah, way over priced. Overall not a great experience. Would not recommend.
  2. BC

    BrettC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the garlic soup and the pistolettes with garlic aioli are a great way to start off a meal.
  3. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food combined with a very friendly waitstaff and comfortable outdoor outdoor seating made for an excellent dinner night! I will always suggest newcomers to try their seafood paella.
  4. JC

    JamesC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Everything including the cocktails was just MEH. The Paella had a medium amount of flavor. The lamb had way too much salt and cumin. The mussels were kind of tough and gross. The big red flag was when our waitress asked "How would you like your trout cooked?" - ummmm "Properly?" was our response. The front of house even said "Oh yeah that's our street cat. He eats across the street." - which is completely understandable.
  5. PR

    PickyRick

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server, Ryan showed great enthusiasm in wanting us to have a great experience. And we did.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great restaurant to eat at with friends!
  7. RC

    RaulC

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very constency
  8. r

    redrev1

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The crispy rice part of Paella is one of my favorite things, but this had none...sad Also, do they really charge for bread/spread? Hmmm May try again, not sure.
  9. e

    erinb

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were great. Flan was kinda rubbery, probably wouldn't order again
  10. GG

    GiGiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always excellent! Lola’s is one of our favorite Mid City restaurants!
  11. CW

    CharlesW

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as always and service exceptional!
  12. SR

    SamR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was so so . appetizers lacking flavor the main dish was good , but the service was very good
  13. F

    Foodie

    New Orleans

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Lola’s and it was delicious. Small restaurant so I understand the $25 deposit. It’s only fair to the restaurants of Nola. I had the salmon and a Caesar’s salad and it was perfect. Very comfortable so stayed longer than anticipated which is a good sign. Our server Bree was delightful and took great care of us. Plenty of street parking. I would go back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    La paella no estuvo tan buena como esperábamos, pero el ceviche y los cócteles excelentes y el muchacho que nos atendió una maravilla de persona el mejor mesero que eh visto
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing and well worth the wait!
  16. c

    charlottej

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over and beyond server, wonderful atmosphere, creative food, highly recommend.
  17. CW

    CharlesW

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening! Waiter was incredible and the food delicious
  18. LH

    LilyH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lola's is still a gem, even after 25+ years. The team here does a wonderful job. Such a beautiful restaurant in Bayou St. John, serving classic cuisine from Spain. The seafood apps--mussels, shrimp, ceviche--are wonderful, as are those mushrooms (spicy!), and the lamb rack never fails. Will always go back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The only thing keeping me from all 5s was that my veggies were overcooked in the Pisto. Otherwise I just love this gem! Great romantic spot!
  20. PF

    PhilipF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had the ceviche, which was excellent, and the medium combination paella, which was delicious and easily enough for three people. The restaurant was a bit crowded with several large noisy parties, but the service was attentive and courteous, I would recommend the outdoor seating if the weather permits.
  21. m

    maddy

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go for Spanish food. don't feel rushed - casual atmosphere.
  22. GD

    GabbyD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    My family and I have been going to Lola for 7 years approximately 2 to 4 times during the year. After COVID we went back about 2 months ago, food was good, but this last visit my husband was disappointed with the food order a Fabada (iced cold ) sent back, order bottle of sangria price has gone up from 17 or 19 to 25 ok, understandable prices gone up but the size of the bottle went down by a lot. We did mention it to the waiter but said that what he was told to serve. Seafood paella he said he had it better ( not too much of a flavor). Maybe it was not our day or the food and service has changed a lot. Recommendation maybe
  23. JK

    JoeK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I wonder if it was an off night. They were out of ingredients for dishes, drinks and menu items weren’t available, the mussels were not fresh, and the tomato salad was a poor example of caprese salad you’d have done better without even trying at home. The garlic mushrooms and desserts, however, were great.
  24. P

    Phil

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food were incredible. Cant wait to go back.
  25. FM

    FinbarrM

    Tokyo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, and our server was a real jem.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Sarah was the best and the food and cocktails were amazing! Highly recommend the paellla and ceviche!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent paella. Knowledgeable waitstaff about GF and plenty of GF choices. Will be back.
  28. A

    Abougrius

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The reservation was in question. It seemed as if the overbooked and needed to find seats. One seated, the food and service was quite good.
  29. J

    Jank

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A lovely evening
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!!!
  31. RE

    RichardE

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service always excellent. Been many times...that's one of the reasons why I/we return
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Food was out of this world. The service issues are in now way meant to impact my recommendation to go. Server dropped off our drinks and didn’t come back for 30 minutes, food came out in wrong order, order came out wrong, food came out and did not get silverware for 5 minutes after, and the host spilled a drink on us trying to drop off food because there was no room on the table because everything came out at once. The staff were very nice and apologized and took the spilled drink and the food item it was spilled on off the ticket. Would highly recommend, just prepare yourself for first world problem annoyance paired with a delicious meal.
  33. M

    Magnolia660

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. Food was fabulous, as expected. Service was excellent! We love Lola’s!
  34. AP

    AndreaP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent from the moment we arrived.
  35. DL

    DavidL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was just ok. Pencil eraser size scallops, tiny shrimp. food lacked flavor, drinks were sour, except the sangria. Owner/server wasn't very friendly.
  36. AK

    AlissarK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Andre was amazing. Definitely added to favorites!
  37. E

    Ella

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and ambiance! Definitely one of my favorite spots in New Orleans.
  38. TD

    TammyDLee

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and great experience!! Would go back again.
  39. RJ

    RJTompsonesq1814

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Best gazpacho I ever ate
  40. S

    Silkyilky

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing, everyone that worked there was amazing, everyone was generous, kind, the food was wonderful, my pal was celebrating a birthday, she had a wonderful time, was shocked at the value when I got the bill, if y'all raised your prices it would only be fair considering the climate, and I would absolutely come back, going to come back anyway, much love for y'all

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lola's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lola's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 488-6946.

Lola's is rated 4.5 stars by 437 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Lola's

3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Breakfast Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tal Jones

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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