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Lola's

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3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132
+1 504-488-6946
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05:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 05:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 05:30 - 22:30
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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Thank RobertLevenson
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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Thank LauraEvans88
New Orleans, Louisiana
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57 reviews
33 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!

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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!

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Mary D
Greenville, South Carolina
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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 

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Thank DME312
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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 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

When I lived off Esplanade Ave. back in the mid 90's, this was the place to be. It was BYOW, and Angel had the food and energy to keep you at your table all night long. Not much has changed since then. You can buy wine now, and the corkage fee hasn't increased by much ($7). I don't get there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
05:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
05:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
05:30 - 21:30
Thursday
05:30 - 21:30
Friday
05:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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?