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Lola's
Spanish Restaurant$$
Today 5:30–9:30PM
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3312 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70119
3312 Esplanade AvenueUSLouisianaNew Orleans70119
(504) 488-6946lolasneworleans.com
$$Spanish Restaurant, Mediterranean Restaurant
Spanish Restaurant
Mediterranean Restaurant
European Restaurant
Today 5:30–9:30PM
Wednesday 5:30–9:30PMThursday 5:30–9:30PMFriday 5:30–10PMSaturday 5:30–10PMSunday 5:30–9:30PMMonday 5:30–9:30PMTuesday 5:30–9:30PM
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Spanish tapas, paella & entrees plus housemade sangria in a quaint, lively space.- Google
"I arrived at about 8 pm today with my parents for my birthday dinner."
"If I come back, I will try a different main dish."
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Jon Cole
a month ago
Not a bad little restaurant. Meal started with complementary chips and salsa, the salsa was lacking in volume as compared to more divey Spanish/Mexican restaurants but I still appreciated it. My meal was good, I got the beef enchilada which came with a nice bit of salsa, guacamole, and sour cream on the side rather than piled on top haphazardly. Portion size was average at best, even after chips and my meal I felt a little hungry. One person in my party ordered the shrimp fajitas and she found a huge couple of strands of hair in her food. The waiter was appropriately apologetic, offered a replacement, and ultimately ended up comping the order without being asked to. I'm satisfied with their resolution to this issue but it was still an issue nonetheless. All in all, not my favorite stop in NOLA but I did enjoy my food in what was ultimately an average eating experience.
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Ted Mader
5 months ago
The appetizers were very delicious. However, the paella lacked in flavor, and the rice felt too dry. The seafood was alright. I expected a larger portion from the XL, priced at $53. The presentations of all dishes were excellent. If I come back, I will try a different main dish.
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Andrea Dionne
a month ago
Incredible!
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Bob Murrell
a year ago
Huge portion for two. A little bit of a wait, but the food is worth it
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Katie Pitre
2 weeks ago
We are Lola's regulars! We love every dish we've tried. The atmosphere is casual and cozy, and the food is flavorful and unique.
Plamen Arnaudov
a year ago
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 and BANGED the door shut on out face as if we would sneak in without permission. After a short while he came back to the door and locked the door with a loud click. What a way to make any customer feel welcome! We decide to take our business across the street to Santa Fe and had a lovely evening with excellent hospitality and food. I had never tried Lola's and was very excited to but after this experience my friends and I will never take our business there.
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Farinaz Khan
3 years ago
This was my second experience at Lola's. My first time was wonderful and I was eager to return. I arrived at about 8 pm today with my parents for my birthday dinner. The place was pretty busy but there were two empty tables for two people. We asked the Coordinator, Courtney, if we could be seated at one of the empty tables by either joining the two or by pulling up a chair. She informed us that they don't have a policy that allows that because of concerns about space and that we would have to wait for a bigger table. After sitting outside for about 15 minutes, we were seated inside. About 45 minutes into our meal, as we are about to receive our entree dishes, we see a crowd of six white women come into the restaurant. They were not asked to wait; in fact, two two-people tables were put together and two chairs from other tables pulled to accommodate all members of their party, despite the previous claim by Courtney that they had no such policy. As we were sitting next to this table, we were appalled by the blatant discrimination. We asked to speak to the manager, which was Courtney, and she denied that she had said that it was against their policy. In fact, she was quite hostile and did not offer any apology. Needless to say, I will never eat here again after experiencing such obvious racism, which is quite disappointing because the food here is delicious, and I will be filing a formal complaint.
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Mara Langer
4 years ago
Great atmosphere and staff. I live nearby and love coming here!