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Lola's, New Orleans, LA
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Lola's

4.4
4.4
702 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

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Area
    Mid-City / City Park
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

702 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am a local. I always bring my visiting family and friends here for the food and the ambiance. It’s always hit. Thanks you so much.

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  2. greattime11

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fabulous experience as our last dinner in NOLA. Food was delicious and great service. Would return.

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  3. Shelley

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had not been to Lola's in over 20 years and it was just as good!

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  4. KarlaH

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Nice both inside and outdoors. The food is authentically Spanish. Lots of great spices and lots of garlic! Loved every bite!

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  5. BarbaraB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to change our reservation VERY late in the day - from 2 to 6! Cafe Nola was very accommodating. Neighborhood is adorable, restaurant itself very charming, food absolutely delicious and George our waiter fantastic. A perfect evening.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inside was very cold. But outdoors was a beautiful evening!

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  7. SaraE

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been coming to Lola's for years, and it is always on-point and delicious.

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  8. MRoz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was mostly good, I wasn't a fan of the special tapas for the day, but I don't believe the food merited the cost. My wife and I were freezing in the restaurant because we were seated under the vents they have no way of blocking the vents in the dining room, and this becomes an issue when it's cold outside and the AC is still running inside. The experience and food just does not merit spending $100+ dollars, there are dozens of other restaurants that are the same price and way better dining experience and quality.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Garlic shrimp is a must try and our server Claire was phenomenal. Definitely coming back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I haven’t been to Lola’s for 9 years. We visited on a weekend trip. Amazing food. Gotta get the Sangria and Paella at a minimum! The Chevice was very fresh and tasty. Soup is incredible. What needs focus? The little things. Attention to detail (attentive service, clean glasses/silverware). My wife and I were seated for about 10 minutes before being acknowledged. No worries I thought - prob just busy, but it does feels nice to be welcomed and acknowledged. We’re not sure if we’ll come back yet - if we do, hoping the service is a bit better. This is a very unique/special establishment.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We live in the neighborhood and booked an outdoor reservation for two. We walked from our home to the restaurant. While waiting at the host stand a walk up of two was seated outside. They did not have a reservation. When we checked-in the host informed us they had no outside seating available and would need to be seated inside. I shared we would be willing to wait on our outside reserved table. He shared we had booked standard and not outside. I showed him the reservation and that it did indeed show outside. He blamed OpenTable and said the restaurant did not allow outside reservations. It was awkward and not much hospitality. We decided to eat somewhere else and it will be some time before we give LOLA another try. It was a very disappointing experience. Kindness, hospitality and ownership of the problem would have gone far.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is as great the ceviche, mussels, duck breast and seafood paella were all amazing. Finished with the flan. So good.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I rarely give 5 stars. 4 stars is good and we’re going back 3 stars is good and not going back 2 stars not good

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  14. bobf

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    George was very pleasant. The tomato/basil salad was excellent… paella was very good.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola’s never fails to fill me up with shrimp and sangria. Xoxo

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  16. KellyD

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone so nice and food so very good - we loved George our waiter and Lola’s granddaughters who came by to say Thanks for coming !

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They were just understaffed. Great people food and environment

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  18. Abougrius

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lola's seems to be in a down turn. It has definitely been better in the past. The food is hit or miss depending on what you order. The resturant was short staffed that evening, but inspite of that, the staff was very on top of guest issues or concerns.

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  19. TheRealSlimShady

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food just isn’t the same quality as it used to be.

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  20. StefanieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time visiting lots of touristy spots for dinner, but found places like Lola’s to be our absolute favorites of all. Lola’s has a really calm, but fun ambience, the food was great, and our waiter, George, was the best! Super friendly staff all around. I’d highly recommend Lola’s to both locals and tourists alike!

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  21. MichaelV

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The duck was overdone, completely overdone, I’ve never seen medium rare so well done. The wine program felt non existent. And I feel like I was a burden on the servers. Perhaps they shouldn’t seat people at the bar, it’s a no man’s land. I’m trying to think of something nice to say about the place, but it’s not coming to mind, other than perhaps they do have a nice patio(which it was too cold to sit at).

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  22. JocelynH

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lola's is a small restaurant so it is quite noisy but very energetic. A fun place to enjoy a meal! It was the best meal that we had in NOLA and we ate a several well-reviewed restaurants. I had the Argentina salmon and it was superb, possibly some of the best I have ever had. I hail from the Pacific Northwest so am not unfamiliar with quality salmon. Our only regret is that we were unable to eat there a second time as we were only in NOLA for five day. Loved this place.

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  23. DianaS

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent! It was difficult to have a conversation because our friends is soft spoken but we all loved the food, and the wait staff was excellent.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish they had more traditional tapas and spanish options to choose from besides the Tapas, but other than that, still delicious and will come again!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the perfect night!! Food and service never disappoints!

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  26. CharlesW

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    One of our favorite restaurants in Mid-City. However, the service was very lacking. On Valentine’s Night, of all nights, there was no spark or magnetism with the staff. Our sever was lackluster at best - and reinforced our intuition that we should have gone across the street to Cafe Degas. We come to Lola’s quite often and have been very disappointed lately. I’ve written many reviews on Lola’s over the years and the owner hasn’t bothered to respond once - whether favorable or not. Time for other options.

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  27. KBnola

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre. The waiter was super friendly.

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  28. GailG

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the shrimp soup and the broth was so amazing!!! Shrimp pasta as well. So rich in flavor. Yummy in our tummy!

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  29. LynnS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pricey. Garlic chicken not very good..average on the whole

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  30. DebbyK

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hit it just right on our orders and wine. Our server made excellent recommendations, was attentive and checked in with us several times. On our next trip to NOLA, we will definitely dine at Lola’sagain.

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  31. WPPartTimer

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely little place. Really looked forward to the food based on the reviews, but honestly, everything underwhelmed. Atmosphere was perfect, small house with kitchen open and in reach. Service- mildly disinterested. Polite and courteous but often absent. Never offered refills or additional bread while we waited. Other tables got multiples. Food- Just underwhelming. Everythign was so overly garliced(and I LOVE garlic) that it killed the other flavors. Brussel special and paella both were so overly garliced it took away fro the dish. The rice in the paella was undercoked and some still raw. I would try again and hope we got an off night. But for the price, there are many better options.

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  32. StephanieC

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola’s was one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. The service was great, but the food was phenomenal. You must try the crabmeat tropical.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, our waiter was good. The kitchen had our entree done before we finish our apps

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was VERY good and service was amazing and prompt

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  35. GlenC

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food quality and service was first rate. Some superb paella and I've eaten it in Spain. The indoor seating area is cramped though so if weather permits, dine outside

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  36. Love2eat

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at Lola’s, but definitely not the last! We were seated outside, which I was worried about due to the cold weather, but it was lovely and the heater kept us warm. The food and service were amazing!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! We ordered three different paellas - vegetarian, meat, and seafood - and they were all great. We’ll definitely be back here the next time we’re in New Orleans.

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  38. LaylaB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night spot, we didn't try any cocktails but love the food

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  39. BelindaB

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, exceptional service and wonderful atmosphere. Ceviche was my favorite, but everything we had was great- even the faux aioli for the warm rolls. We will definitely be back!

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  40. Robin

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We immediately ordered the Paella when we were seated since it takes a while to prepare. We were not disappointed! The Seafood Paella for 3 was more than enough for the 4 of us and it was delicious. It is not spicy, so we asked for hot sauce and it was amazing on the paella. We also ordered the Crab appetizer and the Garlic Shrimp - both very satisfying. House red wine is also a winner. Love this place!

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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 4.4 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lola's

3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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