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3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132 (Mid-City)
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Great food and people! I love the bean and cheese burritos, yum! Lola's is like family, it is the Barrio's favorite gathering place.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Marvelous food! We had lots of tapas served in little black skillets. We enjoyed mushrooms and shrimp cooked with lots of garlic, bread, sangria and some of the best calamari I have ever eaten. What a fun place! Very reasonable prices and great service.

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Charlotte, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A small little neighborhood restaurant on Esplanade that was our favorite meal of the trip. And they allow takeaway sangria. That's a win no matter what else happens. But the beef tongue special, the paella, the whipped butter...I'm drooling over myself as I type.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were early for dinner and when the bored-looking-busy-on-cell-phone hostess told us the time they will open, we decided to wait outside. A very rude man then walked by us, glared at the children who were sitting on the chairs and BANGED the door shut on out face as if we would sneak in without permission. After a short while... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I just got back from two weeks in Spain and can tell you that Lola's is the best Paella you can get. It's a tiny place with space for only 38 people at one time. but worth it if there is a wait. Try the calamari. It's nothing like you've had before, it's a grilled calamari steak with this wonderful... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Located on Esplanade Avenue a block below City Park and the museum, Lola's is a Bayou St John mainstay. The food is Spanish, loaded with garlic and cilantro, and it's one of the few places in town that serves three sizes of Paella (for individuals, couples, and groups). Especially good are the garlic soup and garlic shrimp, almond soup, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The flavor and texture of the paella is crazy good. I ate here with three other people and we all had the paella and loved it. Small but comfortable dining area with view of the kitchen. Was still BYOB in June in spite of alcohol being added to the menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Everything we had was delicious. Can't wait to go back!! It was packed so plan to wait with some fresh sangria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It took us a while to pick the restaurant for our last night in NOLA and we chose Lola's. If we didn't the exact address we had missed it. It is such a nice little place. The staff is really friendly and the food as well as the housemade sangria was delicious. We definitely recommend that place to others. Enjoy!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nothing fancy with great food and service in a fantastic location at a very reasonable price. Stroll the neighborhood before and after your meal. Perfect for first or fiftieth date. Can't miss the seafood paella for two. The pork chop at the table next to us looked amazing too.

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Additional Information about Lola's

Address: 3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132
Phone Number: 504-488-6946
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
Cuisine: Spanish

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