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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 - 9:30 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Sheila L
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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Thank SadieEN
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 

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Thank ADayOrTwo
Memphis, Tennessee
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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!!!!

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Thank cbrkc
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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.

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Thank Markarios
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

What a great find! Best meal we've had in NOLA. Starters included garlic shrimp and tapa of the day, garlic Brussels sprouts. Both were great. Entrees included garlic chicken, trout, and shrimp pasta. Amazing. Warm and very attentive service. Reasonable prices. Dinner for 3 adults was about $100.00 which, for what we had, was very fair.

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Thank GHartley
Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We waited for half an hour outside with our baby grandson.The outside area was comfortable to sit and drink wine and sangria while we waited. We were treated to wonderful food Our family group of 4 plus baby fit tightly in the window area. Our waitress was delightful. We selected a good variety - Garlic shrimp. Mariscos, vegetarian paellas, combination... More 

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Thank Vicar100
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

small place, but that's fine, they are quick without feeling rushed. The paella is the best in the south. The preparation is a little different than in Spain where I enjoyed most on mine with a slight caramelizing on top. This coupled with a couple of glasses of Albarino and I was good to go

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Thank Troy R
Orange, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

small storefront..worth the wait..had eaten here about 15 years ago on our last trip to nola and have dreamed of eating here again..was back for a wedding and returned for valentines dinner with my husband and adult children..still the 1st and 2nd meal i have ever eaten..garlic everything..byob..this is where the locals eat..well priced..family style servie..a do not miss !!!!

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Thank jillsie60
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This place is really special the food was amazing and the house made Sangria was really special. I can't wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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
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?