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Lola's Bistro, Brownsville, TX

Lola's Bistro

4.4
4.4
38 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Hidden gem on Palm Blvd. Stop by for a casual and relaxing atmosphere and delicious homemade bistro food.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Breakfast/Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (956) 542-2200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sandra Quezada

  • Catering

    we provide catering for , meetings, weddings, anniversaries and any special occasions.

  • Private party facilities

    private room for 35 + persons

  • Private party contact

    Jose Luis Machuca: (956) 542-2200

  • Neighborhood

    Brownsville

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Small Plates

  • Avocado Toast$10.00

    Sourdough + Radish + Arugula + Cherry Tomatoes

    • Quiche Lorraine$12.00

      Arugula Salad + House Vinaigrette

      • Smoked Salmon Flatbread$13.00

        Naan Bread + Cream Cheese + Dill Lemon + Vinaigrette + Capers + Red Onion

        • Lamb Meatballs$10.00

          Calabrian Chili Sauce + Jocoque + Naan Bread

          • Tuna Wontons$14.00

            Jasmine Rice + Seared Tuna + Wasabi Mayo + Sweet Soy Sauce

            • Avocado BLT Sandwich$14.00

              Swiss Cheese + Pesto Mayo + Rosemary Fries

              Soup & Salads

              • Tomato Basil Soup$10.00

                Crispy Goat Cheese + Basil Oil

                • Pear Salad$14.00

                  Butter Lettuce + Roasted Pear + Gorgonzola + House Vinaigrette Pecan

                  • Grilled Romaine Salad$13.00

                    Creamy Dressing + Parmesan + Crispy Pancetta + Lemon Herb Crumbs

                    • Burrata Salad$14.00

                      Burrata + Heirloom Tomatoes + Basil Oil + Rustic Bread Chunks

                      • Beet Salad$13.00

                        Beet Slices + Goat Cheese + Spinach + Citrus

                        Main Dishes

                        • Risotto$16.00

                          Wild Mushrooms + Arborio Rice + Parmesan

                          • Chicken Piccata$17.00

                            Lemon Caper Sauce + Creamy Mashed Potatoes + Broccolini

                            • Steak & Frittes$24.00

                              Grilled Sirloin (8oz) + French Fries + Chimichurri Aioli

                              • Pepper Steak$30.00

                                Center Cut Beef Tenderloin (6oz) + Peppercorn Sauce + Creamy Mashed Potatoes + Grilled Vegetables

                                • Grilled Salmon$22.00

                                  Wild Caught Salmon (8oz) + French Green Lentils + Mustard Crème Fraiche

                                  • Mahi$18.00

                                    Pan Seared 8oz Mahi Lemon Butter Sauce + Grilled Vegetables

                                    • Greek Tuna Steak$21.00

                                      Cucumber Cream + Avocado Mousse + Israeli Couscous

                                      • Kataifi Shrimp$18.00

                                        Jicama & Cucumber Slaw + Chipotle Mayo + Sweet Soy Sauce

                                        • The Classic Burger$17.00

                                          Wagyu Beef (8oz) + Brioche Bun + Sharp Cheddar Cheese Secret Sauce + French Fries

                                          Desserts

                                          • Crème Brulee$8.00

                                            Seasonal Fruit

                                            • Cheesecake$8.00

                                              Raspberries Meringue Shards

                                              • Smores Chocolate Brownie

                                                • Apple Tart$8.00

                                                  Vanilla Iced Cream - Almond Orange Tuile

                                                  • Carrot Cake$8.00

                                                    Brown Butter Frosting

                                                    What 38 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    4.4
                                                    4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                    • 4.5Food
                                                    • 4.4Service
                                                    • 4.5Ambience
                                                    • 4.3Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. ZL

                                                      ZaidaL

                                                      Las Vegas

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                      Made a reservation online.. when getting to Lola’s they had no idea about my reservation. Their comments was “we don’t check the online reservations.” I waited about 20 min.. and kept waiting and decided to have brunch elsewhere. Due to this incident I won’t my going back.. not worth it.

                                                    2. RP

                                                      RayP

                                                      Corpus Christi

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Very nice place with good position on a resaca. The food is very good at the service was excellent.

                                                    3. JO

                                                      JavierO

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Make your reservation and enjoy. Tough choices to make.

                                                    4. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Corpus Christi

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                      overall1food5service2ambience5

                                                      It was delicious

                                                    5. LM

                                                      LizetteM

                                                      Corpus Christi

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 8, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

                                                    6. MA

                                                      MarissaA

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 24, 2021

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                      We made reservations and when we arrived to the restaurant, the host told us that we were not on their system. I showed him my email confirmation and he said that it didn't show up on his end, so it was invalid. So, they did not honor our online reservation. And then he went on to tell us "Don't worry, a table will come available in 30 to 45 minutes, so we can have you dine in." If I wanted to wait, I would not have bothered with a reservation. Very disappointed with how they manage their online reservations. We will definitely not be going back.

                                                    7. LC

                                                      LaceyC

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 17, 2021

                                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                      Good food, great service. I love going for brunch.

                                                    8. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 10, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food!

                                                    9. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on December 12, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                      Unfortunately they ran out of two items my wife and I were selecting. Our selections were very good and satisfying. We will eat here again.

                                                    10. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on November 21, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      So good! I had requested an outside table but they unfortunately had a private event. I still got a table at the window so that was fine. The food and drinks are super tasty!

                                                    11. RA

                                                      RubyA

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on November 7, 2020

                                                      overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                      The food had no flavor whatsoever and was over cooked

                                                    12. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Corpus Christi

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 29, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Ivan our waiter was awesome!

                                                    13. LL

                                                      LeticiaL

                                                      Corpus Christi

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 12, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      I love Lola’s Bistro!! One of my favorite places to have brunch!!

                                                    14. C

                                                      Clarissa

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 5, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had great service he was very attentive and friendly!

                                                    15. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Austin

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 24, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lolas is never disappointing We arrived with no reservation and were seated right away! The night was fresh so we decided to dine outside were the view is breathtaking ! Our waiter came right away and described menu! Crab cake appetizer is an excellent blend of flavors! Portions are big enough! I had the risotto that was perfectly cooked ! Wine was very reasonably priced! Creme Brûlée was perfect! In all it was an amazing experience!

                                                    16. JH

                                                      JulieH

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 17, 2019

                                                      overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                      I was excited to try something new. Looking for a place to entertain clients. Appetizers were good, but my salmon was way over cooked. Had made a reservation several days in advance and still got stuck sitting by the front door. Service was excellent. Will try again.

                                                    17. RG

                                                      RoxannG

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 1, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Delicious as always & friendly attentive staff Highly recommend

                                                    18. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Monterrey

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                      overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                      Reservé por medio del app Open Table y cuando llegamos no teníamos la reservación, supongo no están al pendiente de las reservaciones hechas por este medio. La reservación era para comoda a la 1:45 y resulta que no servían comida, únicamente Brunch. Nos ofrecieron comoquiera un corte de carne, el cual a quienes pidieron, se lo trajeron muy mal cocido, congelado por dentro, sobra decir que crudo. Nos decepcionó mucho todo esto.

                                                    19. V

                                                      Valley21

                                                      Las Vegas

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lola's Bistro was wonderful! We went there for brunch on Father's Day, and the barbacoa flautas were amazing! We go there quite often for dinner, and their salmon is spot on perfect every single time!! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!!!

                                                    20. r

                                                      rbrana76

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on June 9, 2019

                                                      overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                      Opentable reaervation didnt work, lucky us there was a table available just in time for 8 people group. If lola bistro is not going to respect opentable reservarion, dont use them, my recommendation? Better call and have the reservation by phone, dont trust opentable for reservations Food is good, places is ok just the a/c inside was not cooling enough, we use a fan they have there available

                                                    21. K

                                                      Kassandra

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on June 7, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      The food was great as was the service! Very clean restaurant!

                                                    22. BG

                                                      BernardoG

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 11, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food was delicious and the service was very good

                                                    23. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Corpus Christi

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 7, 2019

                                                      overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                      My eggs Benedict had a piece of eggshell . Other customers that came after us got served before we did. Not impressed at all.

                                                    24. ER

                                                      ElisaR

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 23, 2019

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                      The food was great! I would if rated them a 5 but we made a reservation 4 days prior and still they had the wrong seating amount! Finally they added another shorter smaller table to the medium size which were totally different in height etc and finally we all sat down!

                                                    25. FM

                                                      FloydM

                                                      Austin

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 1, 2019

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                      Started off with the cheeseboard which was excellent. Drinks and wine were good. The time to receive our appetizer and meal were extraordinarily LONG. The Risotto was served with Shrimp which were so over cooked they were inedible. When we told the waiter he offered to remake it. After waiting an hour the first time we declined. The proper thing would have been to not charge us for the poor dish, which they did not offer. We will not be back.

                                                    26. K

                                                      Karivas

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 20, 2019

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                      Food was delicious. Service could have been better!!

                                                    27. IM

                                                      IMARTINEZ

                                                      Austin

                                                      47 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      47 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 28, 2018

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Food and service were excellent. I enjoyed the drinks and the barbacoa flautas.

                                                    28. AC

                                                      AlfonsoC

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 2, 2018

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      Wish there were more menu options. I recommend you add a side of french fries to the Torta.

                                                    29. c

                                                      carolinaqt2g

                                                      Nashville

                                                      52 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      52 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 17, 2018

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Brunch was delightful. From the outside the restaurant didn’t look like much and parking was limited. The staff was friendly. The food was delicious. I had eggs Benedict and he had steak and fries. Wonderful flavor. Came out quickly. We enjoyed the $35 mimosa bottle with 3 juices as well. The pastries looked yummy but we were too full to try them. Next time.

                                                    30. JM

                                                      JamesM

                                                      San Antonio

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 10, 2018

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                      The food and service were very good. The food is scratch made with attention to detail.

                                                    31. RM

                                                      RocioM

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                      overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                      Our server was totally distracted . He brought coffee and never offer us sugar or cream. I drunk my coffee without milk or sugar , because he never came back to our table . There was no salt or pepper in the table .

                                                    32. R

                                                      Run2eat

                                                      San Antonio

                                                      47 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      47 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2018

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      The Kataifi Shrimp Burnell local shrimp with cucumber and jicama slaw topped chipotle mayo and sweet soy sauce was perfectly prepared and delicious. My friend had a yummy stuffed half avocado and cup of poblano soup. We sat outside and enjoyed the view on the water. Our waiter was attentive and didn't rush our lunch.

                                                    33. RM

                                                      RedMeerKat13

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 17, 2018

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The reservation was good, but I guess they don't check their online reservations. As soon as I got there they asked me if I called and said no, I showed them I had a reservation online and took over 15 minutes to get the table. The food was great and their Peach Tea is wonderful. Overall is a great place to eat!

                                                    34. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 11, 2018

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      My favorite place to get together with my friends! Always great yummy food! I had the chicken and waffles for brunch and it was super delicious! Just everything is sooo good here. It was my first time making reservations using the OpenTable app and I am super pleased! It makes things a lot easier!

                                                    35. R

                                                      Rick

                                                      Austin

                                                      44 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      44 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 25, 2018

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      Fantastic appetizers (mini burgers with carmelized onions) a little disappointed with the chipotle chicken. Nice ambiance

                                                    36. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Corpus Christi

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 16, 2017

                                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                      I love Lola's. Just a small note. I wasn't expecting for it to be a Brunch until 4pm. I was, as rest of group looking forward to what they normally serve on menu OR offer more options to the Brunch menu like salads, half avocado with chicken salad or soup. But, we had a very good time and I defintely would go back. We love the place, very friendly staff and reasonable.

                                                    37. T

                                                      Traci

                                                      Corpus Christi

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 20, 2017

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                      Great food for brunch from inventive menu.

                                                    38. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Houston

                                                      58 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      58 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 22, 2017

                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                      Had a business meeting in Brownsville and used Open Table to find a place for lunch. Lola's was excellent. Food was great, good service, easy to find and overall good value. Recommend highly.

                                                    Safety precautions

                                                    • Protective equipment

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

                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                      • Staff temperature check required

                                                    FAQs

                                                    Lola's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (956) 542-2200.

                                                    Lola's Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

                                                    Not available on OpenTable

                                                    Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                                    If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


                                                    Is this your restaurant?
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                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Brownsville

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Breakfast/Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      American

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Casual Dress

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      Private Lot

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Sandra Quezada

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (956) 542-2200

                                                    • Catering

                                                      we provide catering for , meetings, weddings, anniversaries and any special occasions.

                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                      private room for 35 + persons

                                                    • Private party contact

                                                      Jose Luis Machuca: (956) 542-2200

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