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Bar Lola

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160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116 (Corner of Dartmouth St. and Comm Ave)
617-266-1122
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: It is the philosophy of BarLola, where one can simultaneously drink, enjoy...
It is the philosophy of BarLola, where one can simultaneously drink, enjoy Spanish music, mingle, and eat ones way round a wonderful gastronomic spectrum. It is our goal to make sure that we only serve authentic dishes that are as close to the original presentation and taste as those you would find in different regions of Spain. We have a fantastic selection of wines, cavas, beers, and other signature cocktails to accompany your meal. We make every effort to ensure that the majority of our key ingredients are imported from Spain. Our kitchen team members come from Spain, descendants of Spain or of Latin ancestry to ensure authenticity and standards. ***NOTE: Every Sunday evening we have live Flamenco shows Sunday Night at 8pm. Please note that there is a $20 minimum per person (toward food and drink) for the show. It will be assumed that all reservations made 7pm and 8pm are for the show. If you will not be joining us for the show, please let us know*
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quite possibly the worst "Paella" ever

We were looking for a place to have a glass of wine and tapas last weekend. Found this place and thought it might fit the bill. We ordered two tapas, Manchego and cheese, and a lamb in ragu. The cold one was just not even close to adequate. The lamb ragu was tasty. Then the paella...this dish... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Roanokefoodie
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were looking for a place to have a glass of wine and tapas last weekend. Found this place and thought it might fit the bill. We ordered two tapas, Manchego and cheese, and a lamb in ragu. The cold one was just not even close to adequate. The lamb ragu was tasty. Then the paella...this dish did have the... More 

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Koh Samui
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We found Bar Lola after a place down the street was too busy to seat us. When we walked in we were greeted by the hostess and seated right away. The atmosphere was nice and our service was great. The drinks and food came out in a timely manner. My boyfriend and I split 4 dishes and liked each one... More 

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went there on a Friday night with a group of friends. Sangria was very tasty but waitress never came back so that we could order more. Food was good but not amazing. Had to nab the waitress to get more bread and then she only came back at the end to see if we wanted the check - we actually... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We tried just about every menu item as a group of 20+. The food was not best I have had, however I thought it was really good. Did not enjoy seeing the mouse traps, but as the night continued it turned into a social scene.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The patio during the summer is a must. Always enjoy a glass of red sangria, garlicky shrimp, dates wrapped in bacon and duck valencia. The patio in the sumer is a must although inside during the winter is cozy and warm. p.s. Of course in the tradition of enjoying tapas - take your time to order your next dish so... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I lived in Spain for 3 years and can tell you the food at BarLola is NOT at all authentic. The tortilla espanola had barely any potatoes or onions in it, and was flavorless. The sangria was not right either! Plus the place is soooo expensive. $7.50 for a bit of bad imitation sangria and $6 for what was basically... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There were a nice variety of tapas options and even a small paella (and I mean small) which was perfect for two if you were going to eat other tapas - which we were. Typically the paella is huge and takes a while to prepare so you are full before it arrives and it is way to much for a... More 

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Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Excellent tapas restaurant. Ambiance & Service:Five Spoons. Food was great. We shared five dishes and were amazed at the generous portions. Had the red peppers, grilled shrimp, mushrooms, sausages and a small paella tapa that was more then enough for two people. All dishes were superb and as good as anything we have eaten two trips to Spain. We will... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a great variety of items to share, but the raviolis were the best! The sauce was so special. I resisted licking the plate though.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My favorite tapas in all of Boston! The food is phenomenal and the servers are wonderful. In the summer the outdoor patio is beautiful. Truly a great location and great food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116
    (Corner of Dartmouth St. and Comm Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-266-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

It is the philosophy of BarLola, where one can simultaneously drink, enjoy Spanish music, mingle, and eat ones way round a wonderful gastronomic spectrum. It is our goal to make sure that we only serve authentic dishes that are as close to the original presentation and taste as those you would find in different regions of Spain. We have a fantastic selection of wines, cavas, beers, and other signature cocktails to accompany your meal. We make every effort to ensure that the majority of our key ingredients are imported from Spain. Our kitchen team members come from Spain, descendants of Spain or of Latin ancestry to ensure authenticity and standards. ***NOTE: Every Sunday evening we have live Flamenco shows Sunday Night at 8pm. Please note that there is a $20 minimum per person (toward food and drink) for the show. It will be assumed that all reservations made 7pm and 8pm are for the show. If you will not be joining us for the show, please let us know*
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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