Lola's

4.7
32 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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

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What 32 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The dinner was great. Service equally great.
The fire pits were smoky and we were still cold.
Our server was fabulous, food impressed the entire party, and we had fabulous time anyway. A wonderful gem of a restaurant in New Orleans.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Cool local place that I had been wanting to try for quite a while. The experience was underwhelming to say the least. I typically love tapas-style I places, especially Spanish. The spot is nice and the decor is minimalist but stylish, however the food and service fell so dismally flat. We constantly waited for drinks and were never even offered a second drink. No attempts to upsell or recommend any dish, although now I can see why. The meat and cheese board was grocery store quality and nothing about the rest of the food was spanish in anything but name. The ceviche (20$)had some nice fresh, fish but was served with only a few stale tortilla chips. The paella, which I had heard was decent, was a good portion but regrettably a greasy, dense concoction with overcooked meat and a flavor profile of something you would expect from a fast food joint. I was so disappointed to the point where I cannot imagine giving this place a second chance.

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DeeM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a cold night and the heaters are just too high to keep us warm. Service was great. The pistolettes were good but the butter garlic was so garlicky it caught me off guard. The shrimp & chicken paella was very good. Sangria and margarita were both enjoyable.

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SamD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Beware, seating was outside and it was freezing. The few heaters they did have worked poorly. Food took forever to arrive at table. Didn’t finish meal because it was so cold and decided to bring it home, big mistake!! I was given someone else’s meal to take home. Will not be going back, not worth it.

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SJU504
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only negative are the tables on the outside hallway being too small like for example four people, elbow to elbow and concerned about spreading virus.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great ambiance!

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vipJmfh
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was freezing. Other people who also had reservations had to leave because nobody called to warn diners who had booked inside that they’d have to be outside. The heat lamps were not really effective. Food was great though. They should just call and let ppl know.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had our monthly date night at Lola’s. We had a wonderful experience and the food was phenomenal. We share a couple of tapas and cocktails. For entrees, I had the seafood paella and my husband had the spinach linguine with chicken. The service and ambiance was fantastic. Thanks for the wonderful experience, we will definitely be back

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ClaireL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Has outdoor seating and heaters for cooler weather. Outdoor seating also has nice background Spanish guitar music (not live) for ambiance.

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vipbernadettep
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such an amazing cute place and you can’t beat the bottomless mimosas! Service was great and the atmosphere was the best part!

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tracyc
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this place! A definite "go to" for me.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cute and cozy place.

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robyn
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is comfortable, great service and has a nice variety of choices.

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Rebeccao
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Took one hour to get appetizers. took another hour to get half of our parties entrees, and another half an hour to get the rest of our entrees. Half of us were done with our meal while the other half had no food. Not the servers fault - she was great. Kitchen was a hot mess.

Three hours for a meal is excessive - even in the time of covid. Too bad bc the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

So glad they have been able to expand outside. Like the brunch menu.

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viptapbirds
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cook (Tal) did a fantastic job of being creative with my wife's health restrictions. The food was great (I had the burger), and the service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional !!

MM
vipMeganM
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The new outdoor space at Lola’s is SO LOVELY and I hope it continues after Covid is over. They have heaters for cold weather. The food has always been so good, the seafood Paella is the best in the city. We’re so happy to have Lola’s in the neighborhood!

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NolaSwampgirl
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great and relatively unknown brunch option. I though their outdoor seating was pretty and well designed for the pandemic, especially since it wasn't packed. I was surprised so few people were there (it WAS chilly, though they have those heat lamps, they were of limited help.) The food was nothing overly fancy, but definitely satisfying (I went for their simple egg dish, especially liked the patatas bravas and the cheese grits and my companion was very happy with her roasted veggie omelet.) They also have various Mimosa options, including bottomless which I generally adore, but as i was taking it easy, just had two of their house Mimosas, and no complaints! And the price point is great, We had 2 mimosas, a bloody mary, two egg dishes, two sides and two coffees for around $66.00, all in that gorgeous Esplanade Ave setting. Nice/friendly service as well. I will definitely be back.

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SContino
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date night here was wonderful. Cozy little restaurant. We had the trout and beef stew dish. It was delicious and filling. Will return soon, ty Lolas!

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vipLedoyle
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside under the propane heaters and the whole experience was wonderful. The food was delicious and varied . It has been a long time since we are at Lola’s and it was worth the wait. I saw that they were taking reservations under Open Table so it was easy to make a reservation. We plan to go back for my birthday celebration later this month!

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SusanB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent! The garlic soup was simply a broth and though tasty, lacked substance. The lamb and tuna were outstanding!

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vipGregG
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, nice staff, all very accommodating!

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RobinP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor eating spot! Enjoyed the good food and the open outdoor space during COVID.

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JoycelynJ
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I attended the restaurant to celebrate with a frien for his birthday. I was very pleased with every aspect of the restaurant. The experience was pleasant in the midst of the nations anxiety regarding COVID.
It was a pleasure to see peope out enjoying family and friends in a very safe in an incognito manner.
I will return and definitel tell others
Joycelyn

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KatherineO
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service was awesome

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vipChris7Ellen
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our sidewalk table. The heater didn't have much reach so we ate in our winter coats, but we didn't mind

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vipLynda
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I had the pork loin. Very large dry as nails unflavored piece of meat. My hubby had the duck breast. It had better flavor but did not fill him up. We had to sit inside, not what we wanted and had to listen to 2 women talk and curse very loudly. Restaurant did not tell them anything. I've never spent over a hundred dollars for a meal laced with loud "F" bombs in my life. And the sangria was just OK

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LainyD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cute and romantic spot to share a meal with your sweetheart outside. Loved the garlic mushrooms, ceviche needed a touch more salt, but was still good. Got the paella, yum! The best part was the sausage, I'd just get that added, hee hee!

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AnnetteA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The experience as a whole was fantastic and our waiter was the best. We waited longer than 10 minutes for our order to be taken, but the dude we pulled to our table, which apparently was not his section, he helped us out and took care of us! He was great, I wish I could remember his name.

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vipKellM
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful! Truly a heavenly slice of Spain right in New Orleans.

FAQs

Lola's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 488-6946.

Lola's is rated 4.7 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.