Lola's

4.5
266 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 266 people are saying
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MelanieH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, my son (age 11) has been wanting to try paella. EVERYTHING WAS SO GOOD! We will definitely be back!

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JosephG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the meat Fideuas for two. Excellent. Generous portion size. Rich, full flavor. Great value for the meal. We'll go again.

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MarlaE
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were outstanding. We sat on the side patio outdoors and it was a lovely little space with heaters available if needed. Must get the paella. It was our first visit but we will definitely be back!

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Cameola
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic experience with great food that never disappoints.

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vipCoquetteaddict
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Ordered the combination Paella (seafood and meat) for two. It takes a half hour to prepare which was OK and since I have made it in the past knew should take a while. It arrived after about a half hour. What a joke. It was 95 % a bowl of nicely flavored rice. Two, that is 2 scallops were the only discernable seafood. Several small pieces of sausage were the only discernable meat although you knew that some of the firmer tiny white pieces must be chicken. The shrimp when I finely saw one were the tiny 200 + count to the pound types. Couldn't even begin to guess the weight of the meat and seafood, so I will say about as much as you get at a vegan restaurant. In summary, it was a $5 bowl of nicely flavored rice for $39. Everything else about the place was mediocre with the exception of a nice bottle of good, fairly priced wine.

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JuJu
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Everything was great

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JaneE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My dinner companion and I thought that the garlic shrimp and the garlic mushrooms were delicious however the paella was disappointing, because it did not have enough seafood and it was dry.

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vipElliotL
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Always a good meal at Lola’s

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vipKiSt
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends reconnecting after >2 years away.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The order was short of food and then undercooked. The prices were high for paella that was underwhelming and mostly rice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for New Year’s Eve! Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. The ambience was great and the service was good. Highly recommend Lola’s

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DebbieP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. The locals and out-of-Townes in the know dine here. Make a reservation and avoid the wait! Delicious sangria!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Years eve

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

Our reservation was for 8:45, and we arrived on time. We were asked to wait and weren’t seated until 9:05. We saw that it was busy so it took a while for our waiter to come to our table. He was visibly overwhelmed. We ordered a bottle of wine and some appetizers which came around 9:30. When he finally came back around to take our order, it was 10:00. We ordered the paella, and he came back saying paella ends at 9:00. We were disappointed but decided to move on. Then he came back and said we couldn’t order dinner at all because the kitchen closed at 9:30. We were given no prior notification of this. We were very upset, and when I spoke to the manager, she acted like it was my fault saying “Why did it take you an hour to order your entrees?” I tried to explain that the server didn’t come by until after 9:30. He said, “I like to let the customers determine the pace of their meal.” It was egregious that they would try to blame us for this mess. The manager said she would try to see if they could turn the grills back on and came back saying we could all eat if we had the linguini. We opted to have our appetizers comped and received a gift card. It was a very disappointing experience especially since we had family from out of town dining with us. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone based on the service. I really cannot comment on the food since we didn’t actually get to eat.

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VelvetUnderground
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service s little slow and we had a long wait for our table but the food was delicious and its a very cool setting. It looked so pretty set up with lights.
Very friendly and helpful staff.

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JeanneB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining option, very good service, excellent food and wine, from soup to dessert!

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JacqueP
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was outstanding. The service was also outstanding, especially in light of the fact that a bad thunderstorm knocked out the electricity. They brought in candles and somehow pushed through to cook and serve to perfection!

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vipmgp1981
New Orleans
332 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go ahead and get the pitcher of sangria it is to die for and homemade. Everything tastes so fresh and you can tell it’s made in House. If you don’t mind the intense garlic taste the garlic shrimp was my favorite. It takes a while but it’s perfectly cooked. I was so sad I was so full and I didn’t get to try the desserts. Our waiter Cody was awesome. I will definitely be back

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Lakesider
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Generous and delicious seafood paella. Wait staff quick, friendly and efficient. Power went out briefly and they handled it with geace

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EricS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I think this place is pretty cute and good food. Check it out.

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LeyO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, and wonderful ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really nice! Staff seemed overwhelmed.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, drinks and ambiance!! Love this place!

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Nickname
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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vipUptownwoman
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the past couple of years the paella is sometimes great, sometimes underwheming but LAST NIGHT it was TERRIFIC. I think it is LeBron who is cheffing the paella. All the food was great, service was WONDERFUL. Only one request. Please carefully check the vaccination and booster cards rather than just a cursory glance. The outdoors that has been added is lovely.

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jrobi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at Lola's. Can't wait to return.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was very salty, vegetables and seafood appeared to have been frozen.

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Robert
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We have been to Lola's many times and came this time for the paella. It was cold, and we had to be seated outside because that was our request when making the reservation. There was no flexibility offered to change that option. The only tables we were given to choose from were on the curb. I asked to be reseated but was told it wasn't possible, in a not very friendly manner. During our meal we breathed exhaust fumes and had a view of the side of a panel truck. The bathroom was being worked on, so we were told we could not be seated to the side of the restaurant - our preferred place. 15 minutes into our wait for our paella they started seating people there. We were also told the one large table inside was booked. No one was seated there the entire time we were eating. Our waitress worked hard to please us, and I would give kudos to her efforts. However, whoever manages the seating was obviously not interested in being flexible in order to please a local customer. I'm not sure we will be going back to Lola's.

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Hoot55
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Spanish restaurant in a neighborhood setting - inside and outside tables to enjoy the pleasant ambiance of Midcity. Efficient, friendly staff provide excellent service. Delicious food cooked fresh ' so be prepared to wait for paella - worth the wait. Wonderful place to celebrate my wife's birthday with family!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best paella of my life. Great flavorful tapas as well

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.
Friendly staff.
Can’t wait to go again!

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vipKellyD
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

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RichardE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food/paella was superb. Service over the top. Ate at an outside table

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding paella and fiduea. Lola’s is a unique experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb stew is to die for but skip the paella

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penny
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food

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SuzanneS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious! The service was excellent!

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 4.5 stars by 266 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.