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3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132
+1 504-488-6946
05:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 05:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 05:30 - 22:30
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lola's is one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans so this review is long overdue. Lola's consistently delivers excellent service and fresh, aromatic, delicious food. The relaxed eclectic atmosphere embodies the spirit of the city with the walls featuring works from local artists. We ate the Brussel Sprouts, Shrimp Civiche, and Meat Paella. Every bite was simply amazing. I'm... More 

Thank MommaGiiGii
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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Lola's is located on what I have dubbed "restaurant row" on Esplanade; that little nook of cool, exotic dining spots that also includes Santa Fe, Cafe Degas and Nonna Mia. I had no idea that a yummy little Spanish cafe was right across the street. This was an amazing discovery. Lola's is a pretty small place, so when you go,... More 

Thank Marielle S
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We heard from fellow travelers of this "small, fantastic Spanish restaurant" in New Orleans. and had to give it a try...and are glad we did. The garlic mushrooms appetizer was huge and delicious. My wife's shrimp pasta was the hit of the night..tasty and excellently prepared. My sister-in-law and I had seafood paella, which was good, but a little bland...somewhat... More 

Thank RobertLevenson
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here of Paella and Sangria. Paella was freshly made and not too heavy. We feared it would be too small but actually was just about right. Sangria a little sweet, went down easily though and the bottle was gone in no time. Packed full by the time we left.

Thank LauraEvans88
New Orleans, Louisiana
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is so warm and inviting. Service is always excellent and can always accommodate our various diets,i.e. Regular, Gluten free and vegan. We had a wonderful meal with great service. Vegan paella, grilled tuna, wonderful spinach salad with goat cheese and a traditional Andalusian almond soup. We love this place!

Thank ayhugel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I am originally from NewOrleans and every time I visit the Crescent City we always have a meal at Lola's food is always excellent, service outstanding and the best Sangria in NOLA. I highly recommend Lola's for meals!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We went for the paella, which is excellent, but I will return for the spicy sautéed shrimp appetizer, which is truly exceptional. We could not leave a bit of the sauce. Fortunately, they serve lots of pistolettes. The place is small, they don't take reservations, so go early, it fills up fast!

Thank Mary D
Greenville, South Carolina
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered soups, salad and paella. The food was all very good. The service was well paced and efficient. Our waitress acted very seriously all the time and it almost seemed like she was in a bad mood. We didn't sense that anything was wrong but there was no warmth coming from her. The gentleman who supported the waitress with... More 

Thank DME312
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here our first night in New Orleans. It was a quaint little place. The service was good. We ordered the brussel sprouts for an appetizer they had a nice flavor but struggled I to cut with a knife. The red sangria was nice. We had a mixed seafood pasta dish. Four of us shared an x-large. It was... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We are locals and have eaten at Lola's dozens of times over the years. Unfortunately there has been a management change. The restaurant and menu looks the same, the food is not quite as good, but the management and wait staff are disorganized, frustrated, and rude. On our most recent experience, something happened to our order. We received our first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 22:30
05:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
  • Neighbourhood: Mid-City
  • Phone Number: +1 504-488-6946

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?