- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shrimp, fish, calamari, scallops, mussels and vegetables, well seasoned with garlic, saffron and herbs
Fresh peeled shrimp sautéed in red peppers, garlic and olive oil
Crimini mushrooms sautéed in garlic, olive oil and fresh basil
Food was quite good but the order was very messed up. Server could not have been nicer but was clearly overworked. My dinner came without the shrimp I ordered. And my husband never got his meal. Two hours and we needed to leave. I would give it another try but without kids.
They just didn’t have their act together.
Food/paella was superb. Service over the top. Ate at an outside table
Very nice restaurant.
Outstanding paella and fiduea. Lola’s is a unique experience!!
Our dinner was delicious! The service was excellent!
Loved eating outside under the trees and with a heater. Paella was delicious . Mussels were disappointing and we were surprised to be charged extra for the aioli for the bread. But, overall, food was good.
Lola’s never disappoints! Great food and service!
Good time was had by all
We had a paella, a pasta and a stew all were excellent. Nice size portions.
Great spot for a date night! Fantastic food and wine, will go again!
Been going to Lolas for 20+ yrs.
Great neighborhood, even better paella. Highly recommended!
I had a wonderful dinner here recently. The server was very friendly. The food was absolutely delicious (and generous portions). The atmosphere is always fun.
My favorite restaurant in NOLA. Food, service and ambiance -- all good with the added treat of a pleasant night for eating outdoors.
As always, Lola’s is a garlic lovers paradise. Great food, friends, wine and ambiance. Yum...
Food was delicious, our waiter was outstanding and so welcoming, and the outdoor dining option was delightful! We loved it and highly, highly recommend!
This restaurant has amazing food and excellent service!!!
The seafood paella is literally swimming with seafood. Wish they had a few more non-seafood tapas since my partner is allergic but otherwise all excellent
Loved eating outside. The food was very good, and I love the location.
Noise is a big issue for me when eating out, and this was perfect to have a conversation with our table.
sitting outside was delightful. Our server was very pleasant and the food was yummy
Lola's is a gem along Esplanade Ave. The quality of the food and service was outstanding. The selection of Spanish foods on the menu is awesome and I will certainly be back to try more of them.
So disappointed— while I can think of reasons of why it was such a poor experience, this isn’t a review of what could have been rather than what was. We arrived for our 8:30 reservations at 8:26. We were promptly seated and sat…and sat. We finally were asked about cocktails and served some water. During this time 2 tables were sat. They both were greeted and had drinks before our server appeared. When he did appear to take drink orders we asked about the tapas— more about the portions and he proceeded to explain the meaning of the word tapas— to a Spanish speaking Colombian. Hmm. He offered bread when we placed our order for tapas. It never came. On the off chance the server or restaurant manager sees this review, here’s a thought…When a customer inquires about the menu, that is the time to note which items are not available. No ceviche? No problem, but when you tell us about the menu, then we proceed to order say, the ceviche, maybe it’s a bit too late to indicate that we indeed can’t have the ceviche. Our tapas all arrived at the same time. Generally that’s not how small plates are served.
All in all the food was ok. Garlic shrimp. Boring. Nothing special. The grilled calamari was over cooked and lacked flavor (we didn’t go beyond our initial bites on this one— he did remove this from our bill). The crabmeat tropical—a great name for a dish that was anything but tropical and another disappointment.
We were only asked about drinks in the beginning. Well not when we arrived, but after sitting there for 15 minutes, then waiting for another 20 minutes for the cocktails to appear. The drinks were heavy on tart and lacking any resemblance of the promised spiced rum- the first ingredient listed on the Blackberry Basil cocktail.
Certainly not worth the Lyft from the French Quarter. Poor service & uninspired menu.
We had a lovely time at Lola’s.
Lola has changed over the years. The food was disappointing . Tuna did not taste fresh. The wait for the food was very long. We stayed there 1.5 hours longer than we wanted too.
Food was better than expected. Get the crabmeat tropical!!!
Food was okay. I was expecting better.
Service was great !! Food always great !
Great food and service
We had a wonderful time! Lola’s is outdoor seating for the most part, so, know that you may encounter a mosquito or three. It’s a very authentic, small place as well, so, while service is excellent, things are just gonna run at a slower pace. Order a bttl of wine or sangria, get the garlic mushrooms (omg), enjoy the beautiful oaks and charming neighborhood, but don’t be in a hurry.
We had the garlic chicken and meat paella as entrees and couldn’t have been more delighted. Both were delicious and I brought half the paella home...full, tipsy and planning my next visit! SO Pleasant!!!! Love Lola’s!
We chose to sit outside. We are so glad we did. This definitely was a mom and pop place, and the service was excellent. The paella was delicious, but the caldereta (lamb stew) was the shining star. Their wine list was a nice selection for very reasonable prices.
A bit slow, but the food was outstanding.
Garlic shrimp appetizer, followed by gazpacho and then meat paella. We ordered the salmon as well, but too much food: we were forced to bring it home!
Service rushed and inexperienced. Took water before I could get a sip. Asked for deser order while still eating entree. Food mediocre.
Lol Us is one of the most consistent restaurants in New Orleans. The food delicious, the service friendly, setting is charming when dining alfresco.
The food was good but the kitchen was super backed up on the main course, paella, so we did not order that. We weren’t given silverware or napkins. They seemed super shortstaffed which I understand but seemed like kind of a bust for paying over $100 for a meal..
Too much garlic esp. the butter. Also no one checked for vaccination status.
The food was savory and delicious. The service, outstanding. And the atmosphere was cozy and delightful. I had a blast.
Lola's is the perfect neighborhood restaurant. It's cozy inside and now has a spacious outdoor seating area.
Great food, friendly waitstaff, quaint building. Definitely will go back
We’ve been wanting to eat at Lolas for awhile now and finally were able to make a reservation. We were very disappointed! I tried to stay open minded even after it took 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive. I tried to be considerate of the fact that it’s hard to find good employees now, but I saw at least 3 waitresses outside which seemed like sufficient for the amount of tables. We sat at 6:45 and our first drinks arrived after 7:15. I was offered bread and butter, as a preapp, but it came as the appetizers arrived. The whipped butter was basically garlic with a touch of butter. Then, the waitress stared at me as I scoffed down the last bite of my appetizer when the Paella came out! We were also very disappointed with our $51 plate of Paella! It was rice with a very small amount of seafood. We will not be going back to Lolas for dinner!
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 232 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.