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3312 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3132
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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Greenville, South Carolina
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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 

Thank Douglas W
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Great food. Authentic, fresh and a lot of it. The restaurant was smaller than I expected but I went at an off peak hour so I was seated immediately. I will definitely return but will probably call for a reservation.

Thank rzrbmp
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Went to Lola's to eat Paella. Good but better with evenly warmed up food. Part of the food was cold. Expected more sea food with the Spanish rice. We were accomodated quickly even without a reservation.

Thank Sheila L
New Orleans, Louisiana
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Stopped in at this small, quaint, Spanish, neighborhood restaurant for some of their delicious, homemade red sangria & Andalusian gazpacho. Delicious! Spanish paella looked wonderful, but I will have to save that for another visit. Lola's is relaxed & laid back, but very nice with white linen tablecloths & napkins. They don't take reservations & the dining area is very,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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118 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I am generally more excited to try new places when I get out of town than to revisit restaurants, so this was an exception for me- we planned a day of our trip around another visit to Lola's. Delicious spanish food in a tiny restaurant surrounded by typical local art. Try the fideua (sp?), and the veggie special (both times... More 

Thank ADayOrTwo
Memphis, Tennessee
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We started with the garlic shrimp and garlic mushrooms. Delish!!!! Then shared the seafood paella, trout and garlic chicken. The food is outstanding and presentation was beautiful. All with yummy sangria. Absolutely will be back!!!!

Thank cbrkc
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

A little bodega on Esplanade that has been a great staple for all these years. At first we would go for the Paella, delicious and plentiful. Now I go for the duck with the fig reduction sauce.Their Fresh salads are also enticing. A small place so they fill up quickly but worth the wait.

Thank Markarios

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:30 am - 10:30 pm
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

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