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Lola's, New Orleans, LA
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Lola's

4.5
4.5
686 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

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 686 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Neighborhood gem

  • New Orleans

    Neighborhood gem

  • New Orleans

    Great for outdoor dining

686 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola’s never fails to fill me up with shrimp and sangria. Xoxo

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  2. KellyD

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone so nice and food so very good - we loved George our waiter and Lola’s granddaughters who came by to say Thanks for coming !

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  3. Abougrius

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lola's seems to be in a down turn. It has definitely been better in the past. The food is hit or miss depending on what you order. The resturant was short staffed that evening, but inspite of that, the staff was very on top of guest issues or concerns.

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  4. StefanieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time visiting lots of touristy spots for dinner, but found places like Lola’s to be our absolute favorites of all. Lola’s has a really calm, but fun ambience, the food was great, and our waiter, George, was the best! Super friendly staff all around. I’d highly recommend Lola’s to both locals and tourists alike!

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  5. DianaS

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent! It was difficult to have a conversation because our friends is soft spoken but we all loved the food, and the wait staff was excellent.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish they had more traditional tapas and spanish options to choose from besides the Tapas, but other than that, still delicious and will come again!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the perfect night!! Food and service never disappoints!

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  8. CharlesW

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    One of our favorite restaurants in Mid-City. However, the service was very lacking. On Valentine’s Night, of all nights, there was no spark or magnetism with the staff. Our sever was lackluster at best - and reinforced our intuition that we should have gone across the street to Cafe Degas. We come to Lola’s quite often and have been very disappointed lately. I’ve written many reviews on Lola’s over the years and the owner hasn’t bothered to respond once - whether favorable or not. Time for other options.

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  9. KBnola

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre. The waiter was super friendly.

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  10. GailG

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the shrimp soup and the broth was so amazing!!! Shrimp pasta as well. So rich in flavor. Yummy in our tummy!

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  11. LynnS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pricey. Garlic chicken not very good..average on the whole

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  12. DebbyK

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hit it just right on our orders and wine. Our server made excellent recommendations, was attentive and checked in with us several times. On our next trip to NOLA, we will definitely dine at Lola’sagain.

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  13. WPPartTimer

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely little place. Really looked forward to the food based on the reviews, but honestly, everything underwhelmed. Atmosphere was perfect, small house with kitchen open and in reach. Service- mildly disinterested. Polite and courteous but often absent. Never offered refills or additional bread while we waited. Other tables got multiples. Food- Just underwhelming. Everythign was so overly garliced(and I LOVE garlic) that it killed the other flavors. Brussel special and paella both were so overly garliced it took away fro the dish. The rice in the paella was undercoked and some still raw. I would try again and hope we got an off night. But for the price, there are many better options.

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  14. StephanieC

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola’s was one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. The service was great, but the food was phenomenal. You must try the crabmeat tropical.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, our waiter was good. The kitchen had our entree done before we finish our apps

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was VERY good and service was amazing and prompt

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  17. GlenC

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food quality and service was first rate. Some superb paella and I've eaten it in Spain. The indoor seating area is cramped though so if weather permits, dine outside

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  18. Love2eat

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at Lola’s, but definitely not the last! We were seated outside, which I was worried about due to the cold weather, but it was lovely and the heater kept us warm. The food and service were amazing!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! We ordered three different paellas - vegetarian, meat, and seafood - and they were all great. We’ll definitely be back here the next time we’re in New Orleans.

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  20. LaylaB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night spot, we didn't try any cocktails but love the food

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  21. BelindaB

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, exceptional service and wonderful atmosphere. Ceviche was my favorite, but everything we had was great- even the faux aioli for the warm rolls. We will definitely be back!

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  22. Robin

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We immediately ordered the Paella when we were seated since it takes a while to prepare. We were not disappointed! The Seafood Paella for 3 was more than enough for the 4 of us and it was delicious. It is not spicy, so we asked for hot sauce and it was amazing on the paella. We also ordered the Crab appetizer and the Garlic Shrimp - both very satisfying. House red wine is also a winner. Love this place!

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  23. Trey

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola’s is a gem in the New Orleans dining community. It offers a delightful Spanish dining experience with its excellent service, delicious food, and top-tier ambiance. While it may be slightly pricey, the overall experience it provides makes it worth the splurge. If you’re a fan of Spanish cuisine or looking to try something new, Lola’s is a must-visit.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside and it was divine. The paella was amazing. John was a wonderful server.

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  25. ScottE

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside and it was very nice. The server was friendly and made us feel comfortable. The food was delicious! Try the garlic soup, garlic mushrooms, paella. We had combination paella. So good

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  26. NewOrleans

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! Paella and calamari are fantastic.

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  27. JustinT

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All of our food was amazing especially the ceviche, roast duck, and the flan!

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  28. AR87

    Portland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner garlic soup was amazing highlight of my meal. The shrimp pasta was delicious along with the spinach pasta. Hopefully we can come and try paella next time but we didn’t have enough time.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola’s has long been a favorite of ours. As great as it’s always been.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    sorry, this review did not pertain to this restaurant, but rather a different restaurant in New Orleans. Lola was nice. The waitress aggressively pushed the special,of redfish. My friend and I each ordered the fish as a main course, after having had appetizers. Subsequently the waitress informed us that only one was still available. However, she did not mention that the fish easily served two people, and that the price was double that of the most expensive item on the menu. I ordered the fish and my friend ordered a different main course. The food was good, however, because her aggressiveness pushing the fish, our experience was severely diminished.

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  31. Alex

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience! The food was incredible. Service was wonderful and the location is beautiful. We sat outside and it was a perfect spot to dine and enjoy the nice fall weather. We will definitely be back soon. Loved it!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Very nice atmosphere. Definitely worth

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  33. SuparnaF

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely, home cooked flavors and fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and our food came quickly. Recommended for a relaxed night out.

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  34. EdicsonM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent place to have a delightful time. Good service and outstanding food. good selection of wines.

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  35. CherylP

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious Tapas and outstanding Seafood Paella. Definitely coming back with friends!

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  36. carod

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Bad service. Like real bad. Waited a long time for everything.

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  37. MattW

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our meal. We arrived at opening at were escorted to a terrible table, and we noticed they tried to get everyone to sit there. After it got full, everyone was happy to sit there, but not until there was no place else to sit. This kind of thing annoys the crap out of me. Thank you for showing up on time and being the first to show up. Let me give you a crap table. The food was excellent and the service was decent+. Really great wines and loved the atmosphere.

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  38. BruceW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience, punctuated by superb food and service. My only ask would be to have online pricing and special options updated to reflect real time actuality.

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  39. Julie

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Lola's used to be the absolute best for paella. We were so disappointed in the quality of the food. The mussels were very fishy tasting. The paella was as if some chicken chunks in plain yellow rice with no deeper level of flavors. We will scratch this off of our list and not recommend to anyone.

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  40. CristiP

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing dinner. The paella might be the best one I have eaten... ever! Super cozy restaurant, awesome food, great service! Pat, you made our night! You are hilarious and we loved our dinner! We left our leftovers on the table and are still super bummed about it. hahah. We can't wait to come back.

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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 4.5 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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