Lola's

4.4
192 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
What 192 people are saying
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vipelised
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly waitstaff, quaint building. Definitely will go back

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ChristineB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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!

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vipNola4luv
New Orleans
91 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The interior has been redone and the comfort level is just “ ok” on the benches. The Simon paintings are missing and so is some of the “fun and funky” vibe and the friendliness of the staff is subdued.
The food however, is still FABULOUS! Even with the limited “Ida” menu, the paella was WONDERFUL as was the garlic shrimp. The almond nougat ice cream is also just the same delicious treat as before.

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DWill
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent neighborhood dining experience. Great food and prompt, very friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful drinks and food with great staff and an incredible ambiance. This was my second visit and just as good, if not better than the first!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every aspect!!

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MattH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Since it is paella, it does take longer to cook than most foods. However, this makes it a perfect place to converse with friends over a bottle of wine.

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celesteb
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This place surely has gone downhill. Used to be great. Took 20 min for drinks, 30 min for appetizers (cheese plate and ceviche with stale chips), paella was good. Sat outside with mosquitoes biting us....had to ask for bug spray. Drinks were tasty and were the best part. Wont go back anytime soon.

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vipJeanneC
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Asked to reseat, and then enjoyed being out front. Most of the dishes were very sauce heavy. Enjoyed the music. Service was very attentive until it was time did the check…felt like hours.

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viplilbanjo
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable, with lots of flavor and imagination. Small plates are great! And Ryan is a terrific server.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lola’s was such a great experience. Can’t go wrong with sangria and paella!!!!

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TheresaN
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the awesome food and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Has been a go to of mine for over 20 years. I love this place!

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GentillyDawg
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty fresh food. Amazing ambiance. Will definitely be back. Loved it!

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Chupachups
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

While there was a thunderstorm that first shut down the power/internet upon arrival, the team was very honest and pleasant while waiting. (We arrived all wet from the rain). Once they were able to serve, the food was true to its origins. I loved the ceviche, the paella was great and the sangria was excellent. Service was prompt, attentive and friendly. I was full but got tempted by the Nougat ice cream... not disappointed. A nice place to discover !

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DAVIDB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great but too many flies at outdoor seating. Fans would help greatly.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess, Cassidy, is extremely accommodating and tried her best to get us a table despite our last minute changes. The red sangria is excellent, though we didn’t get a chance to try the white. The garlic shrimp and mushrooms are a must try. We also had the seafood and meat paella, which was extremely fresh and flavorful. The only heads up I can give is to outdoor dining. When we received our food, flies swarmed upon us and we had to cover the paellas with napkins. Would definitely recommend indoor dining instead, the experience was excellent overall.

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Mmmmm
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Way too expensive for the amount and quality of food.

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JoannL
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people, authentic, reasonable! Loved our waiter. Only recommendation is to change music to perhaps classical Spanish guitar,
. Seemed very Latino instead of Spanish on the music background!

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vipGlennM
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere is great, especially sitting outside. We had the paella (combination). Flavors were ok but the arborio rice was undercooked, and there was no crusty soccarat. I still will give this restaurant another try as I do like the atmosphere and like supporting the local restaurants.

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JacobE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I come to New Orleans , Lola’s is a must. The place is wonderful. Food is amazing .

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BridgetL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and had the most beautiful quaint atmosphere and we were looking for this type of experience. Lively but not too loud and beautiful evening. The crabmeat appetizer, shrimp pasta dish and feadeua was so so good! Drinks were excellent and service superior! We will be back when we return again!

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DanaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for great Spanish food, this is the place to go. The food is amazing and the service is top notch. I highly recommend the paella and the crabmeat tropical appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Extremely disappointing. There are too many great places to waste time and money on this. We will never be back.

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victor
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It had been quite a long time since my wife and I ate here . The other couple had never been here . We ordered a myriad of appetizers and entrees . Everyone was pleased with their food . We all ate our savory food and could find room for desert . Very pleasing

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MichaelR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Busy but solid meal and service.

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vipKatiew
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting in Bayou St. John, the small plates and larger plates easy to share. Good for meat eaters and vegans. Great spot to meet friends or celebrate special moments.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lola’s! Beautiful and relaxing atmosphere!! The food is wonderful! Our only disappointment was there was no more half price wine on Wednesday… we really loved that!!! Bring it back, please!

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vipJoe1
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed brunch. Sorry to hear that it will be going away for a while.

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KristinG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were advised by our waitress when she came to take our order that they were waiting for their paella cook to come in. When we asked when the paella cook was expected to come in, the waitress went to check and came back and advised us that the paella cook would not be coming in and they would not be serving paella. We left without ordering anything as the sole reason for going to Lola's was for the paella.

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Hhhhhhhhhh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially had indoor reservations but weather was so nice, the maitre d allowed us to switch to outside which was greatly appreciated! Waitress was knowledgeable of the menu and food was extremely good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique experience. Cozy and great ambiance. Food was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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ReMarz
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun and friendly mid-city spot for wine and wonderful paella and my first taste of fideua. This noodle version of paella was delicious the night of and even better the next day. My husband liked his mussels and seafood paella as well. Super attentive service and beautiful outdoor dining under the trees.

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vipRalphS
Mississippi
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tonight was our first time to eat here. We were celebrating a buddies birthday and had a fantastic meal and service was excellent.. we will be back!

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VernettaL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The server was attentive and checked back often. She did let us know it would take 45 minutes for our entrée to be prepared. The food was pretty good, terrible drinks. The table was cramped.

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MayG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day lunch was wonderful. We had reserved for 2 pm but arrived almost an hour early and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious and the server ensured that our bottomless mimosas did not run out. Even when it started raining, our server was quickly able to move us to the covered area, since we were seated in the open area outdoors.
We tried their burger, a bocadillo sandwich, the fried stuffed pork appetizer, and flan. While I was disappointed at the limited weekend lunch menu, it was all delicious and I plan to go back to try some of their dinner items, like paella.
I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The only complaint it’s outside to many bugs and you don’t enjoy eating

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ARTHURM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

this used to be my favorite place i an a local i had high praises for Lola i regret that!s no longer. I used to love bring my wife and out of town guess here that no longer the dish i raved about was the Paella when it finally arrived it burned at the bottom also some of the regular seafood was missing worst of all it had FISHY smell i used loved this i must say the staff was very friendly I just so bad i had bought one of my best friends and had awful experience

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vipKimB
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Lola's. The bartender/waiter was amazing! And the food was so good. Can't wait to go back to try some more items.

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 192 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.