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Lola's

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3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132
504-488-6946
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5:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

Lola's is a little family run restaurant. It is not a corporate place and they don't have a celebrity chef. So yes, there are times when the staff is overwhelmed, or they aren't open as usual. But if you give them a try you will find food cooked with care and attention. I think you will like it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
RRenard
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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pacific northwest
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Rarely have I been so disappointed. Good qualities of the restaurant are immaterial, because the paella was made without socarrat. A restaurant simply cannot bill itself as Spanish and serving paella and then make the paella this way. Terribly disappointed.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Lola's is a little family run restaurant. It is not a corporate place and they don't have a celebrity chef. So yes, there are times when the staff is overwhelmed, or they aren't open as usual. But if you give them a try you will find food cooked with care and attention. I think you will like it as much... More 

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Jonesboro, AR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Tried to dine here this past Monday but it was not open. Poor PR to change days closed without notice. Neighborhood restaurants who open on Lund Gras in this city have a profitable day. Too bad Lola's let a lot of patrons down.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The host and my server (Heather) greeted me warmly and made me feel comfortable from the moment I arrived. It's a small restaurant so I waited outside, but only for a few minutes. The menu looked so good online that I strategically skipped breakfast, skimped on lunch, and arrived hungry for dinner. Heather helped me select wine - the albarino... More 

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Baton Rouge
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is small but great. It is great for a date or just dinner with a few friends. The Brussel sprouts were so good and so was the sangria. Definite try the paella.

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Wonderful place. Intimate, friendly, simple. You can take a look at the menu if you want, but i can give you two words right now: Shrimp Pasta... every bite is heavenly.

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baton rouge
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Delicious paella! Very small, not exactly appropriate for large parties or intimate dates. A little noisy when restaurant is full. Good prices! Food is fresh and authentic! The service could be better. Our waiter wasn't the best. He would leave the table while we were talking to him. He was a bit curt when inquired about the 30 minute wait... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
  • Neighborhood: Mid-City
  • Phone Number: 504-488-6946

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: Spanish
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

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