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Lola's, New Orleans, LA

Lola's

4.6
4.6
500 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

7:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. a

    alleyroo62

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love it here! Ordered Seafood Paella, seemed a bit bland. Got linguine added chicken, it was very dry! Loved the crabmeat Tropical
  2. JM

    JMS1

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty and enjoyable.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood Paella was awesome 👍
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was great! Our server was attentive and engaging. I went to try the paella but their oven was broken, so I tried other options. The food I ordered was too salty to eat. I’ll give them another try. Overall it’s a cute neighborhood restaurant.
  5. BM

    BMW1

    Naples

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Oven not working so did stove top paella’s, over done.
  6. SM

    SeanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service ands the best food. I love taking people from out of town here
  7. FP

    FidelP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food3service3ambience4
    It was noisy, but then it always is. Ordered and was served the soup appetizer. Then I was told that a potential fire in the kitchen forced them to close the restaurant. I was given the tab for the appetizers and had to leave. While I understand that safety is paramount, it was shcocking.

    Lola'sResponded on January 17, 2023We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you will dine with us again. Safety is definitely important to us and we thank you for understanding.

  8. J

    Johna

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Thought the aoli (butter) was stringent tasting. So did three other people in our party.

    Lola'sResponded on January 17, 2023Hi there. Our alioli is not butter. It is a blended garlic spread. We apologize if that was not communicated to your party. We hope to see you back soon.

  9. DS

    DrScat

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The paella is wonderful and the service was great too!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for NYE dinner !
  11. K

    Kristina

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My partner and I went to Lola’s for NYE dinner and it was lovely. We’ve been several times and we love going for intimate, low-key, delicious dinners. I was a little disappointed when we were sat outside as I get cold easily and it was very dark even with the lighting provided, but overall still a lovely dinner to close out 2022.
  12. BS

    BaileyS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sangria and fideua were amazing!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were outstanding! After eating, and upon receiving our bill, we were surprised to find that the gift card we received for Christmas in 2021 was no longer accepted ($100 value) due to Lola’s switching point of payment providers (all go through Toast now)! Our server was graciously able to comp part of the bill to account for the cards value but anyone out there with a gift card from 2021 could be out of luck!! Happy New Year!
  14. JA

    JohnA

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good & service was great. The seafood paella used to have more fresh seafood in it. The carafe was very small too. Still a great time at Lola’s!
  15. FR

    FaithR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were recommended to go to Lola’s by a local friend and it did not disappoint. Service was fabulous, appetisers were delicious and well spaced out in time for the piece de résistance… the seafood paella! Wow. Was one of the best we’ve had outside Spain! Highly recommend!
  16. SH

    SeanH

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was very satisfying but there were a few mishaps: • Made reservation for standard seating but was placed outdoors; under normal circumstances I wouldn't care, but this was a chilly night even with the heat lamps and I was expecting to sit indoors I didn't bring a coat. The hostess was very dismissive about the whole thing even when I pointed out that I booked standard seating. • Our paella - which is made to order and takes 30 minutes - was taken to another table so we had to wait additional time to get ours ...
  17. N

    Nolalady

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good seafood paella and garlic soup. The sangria was tasty but watered down. Fast service
  18. A

    Annie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and even better service. Will absolutely be back.

    Lola'sResponded on December 26, 2022Thank you. We would love to have you back Annie!

  19. JM

    JaneM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and staff that were friendly and helpful, going the extra mile to help me get a cab WGH em my phone died
  20. a

    anah

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Even for those who like spicy it was too much. Apart from this, excellent food Our waitress was fine but was overloaded. Not her fault.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious vegetarian options!
  22. JS

    JasonS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food and a great experience.
  23. C

    Chip

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Our shrimp pasta and vegetable paella were too salty. The prices were too high. The staff was ok but not special. Frankly, I will not go back nor will I recommend it to others.
  24. V

    Vaicius

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Awesome dinner with friends. I was very happy with the food and ambiance. It was a special occasion with friends. We will be back!
  25. C

    Charlene

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good and our waitress, Noel, was the absolute best! How lucky are we that we get to sit outside in December.
  26. CH

    CathrineH

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Servers were awesome, food was delicious! We really enjoyed the mixed paella and the garlic mushrooms and garlic shrimp!
  27. o

    outoftowners

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It's obvious the owners have never been to Spain. The food is decent for New Orleans Creole, but nothing amazing. I know they have been around for 30+ years, so they must be surviving on reputation. There are much better restaurants to spend your money in.
  28. d

    dmsesq

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff very friendly and accommodating. Always a great experience.
  29. n

    nolatab

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are always great here. Restaurant is a neighborhood gem. Wine was excellent. We were seated promptly upon arrival.
  30. J

    John

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was super nice and attentive. Inside is very intimate.
  31. HA

    HAMDINER

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We had high expectations for this restaurant especially since my wife is named Lola. We were to say the least disappointed. The hole in the wall bodega atmosphere was good and the service was also good. The food not so much. The main seasoning was garlic. The butter served with rolls was inedible being essentially ground garlic. The crabmeat tropicale shredded crabmeat over avocado slice was ruined by garlic laced aeiolle sauce. Even the Caesar salad dressing was over laced with garlic much more than expected of a usual component of the dressing. The seafood paeilla was loaded with seafood which was unfortunately over cooked and burned and stuck to the pan. The bright spots of the cuisine included the tomato basil salad, slices of tomato interposed with thick slices of mozzarella covered with thin slices of red onion and basil, smothered in balsamic vinegar and oil. The red sangria was sweet and served with finely chopped fruit floating on top of the wine glass. Overall, our experience was not positive. For those that enjoy eating garlic straight up, this may be your spot.
  32. e

    elleceleste

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and prices are on point for both food and wine. Music was a little louder than I would have chosen, but we could still have a conversation even with a party of six.
  33. D

    Duke

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server was very polite and engaging but not very attentive. Could be a Covid thing or busy night but had to request a server twice before they to our drink order.
  34. LL

    LouLou

    Boise

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good that we went back two nights later!
  35. K

    Kara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to Lola's and I highly recommend. The signature paella dish is worth the wait. The Pisto is also excellent. Fresh and delicious. I also recommend sharing some sangria and a tomato and mozzarella salad while waiting for your paella. Lovely, peaceful, and comfortable.
  36. RB

    RuthB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The paella was delicious, the service was both efficient and friendly. This was not my first trip to Lola’s, and it never disappoints!
  37. SM

    SMHV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have to give kudos to Monique the host who was able to seat us an hour before our reservation as I made a mistake. She was delightful accommodating and made it look easy to change it for us.We really appreciated her service. She’s also cute as a button. Casey our waiter was also a joy! We had the seafood paella and the antipasto.Both were fabulous choices. I highly recommend Lola’s!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, i first dined at Lola’s 25 years ago and the intense memories withstood the test of time. The food and service are top notch!
  39. JH

    JasmineH

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lola's was FANTASTIC!! The food was AMAZING and the service was impeccable!! Natalie is a Superstar!!
  40. BN

    BranNOLA

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Lola’s! It’s awesome and out front is nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.6 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Lola's

3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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

  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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