3312 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
by Mr. Geaux on 2/4/10
Lola's is a neat little restaurant near Bayou St. John. Angel Miranda, the owner who is from the Andalucia area of Spain, has given his Spanish cuisine a hint of New Orleans flavor.
There is healthy use of garlic in many of the dishes. I enjoy their Garlic Shrimp and Garlic Chicken, along with the garlic spread that is served with the warm bread.
One of my favorite entrees is the Seafood Fideuas which is similar to Paella but served with angel hair pasta in place of rice. It's usually a good idea to split one of the various serving sizes that are available when you order the Fideuas or Paella.
Several other good choices are available including the mussels and the calamari.
One nice feature is Lola's BYOB policy and low corkage fee. Along with the excellent food, Lola's is a great value.
Exquisite birthday meal
by skygod123 on 7/2/10
I needed a place that wouldnt break the bank for this years celebration that still felt like decadence. Appetizers, entrees, and drinks cost less than $50 a head (and thats including tip!). And, it was up there with the best meals Ive ever eaten.
LOVE Lola - LOVE Garlic!
by nikinik on 3/17/10
My awesome hubby took me to dinner at Lola Saturday night for my birthday celebration. I'd rate it basically the same that I always have. Overall 8 out of 10. Service = 7. Food = 9.
I LOVE Lola...probably because I LOVE garlic. You pretty much have to love garlic to eat here.
We started off drinking our own wine on the front stoop. I love that this place is BYOB...and no corkage fee.
Once inside I ordered their sangria. It's delicious and it's a bargain at $12 a bottle.
To start my husband had a crab salad. I'd give it a 9 out of 10. VERY tasty! I had the tomato basil salad. I'd give it an 8 out of 10. Very fresh and fragrant too with the fresh basil. Then my husband had the marisco soup. It was incredible. I'd give it a 9 out of 10. I had the garlic shrimp. 10 out of 10! Taking their awesome pistolettes and smearing them with their garlic spread and dipping it in that shimp sause is about as good as it gets! For my husband's entree he had the seafood paella. It was tasty...but could've used more seafood. I'd give it a 7 out of 10. For my entree I had the grilled lamb chops with gorgonzola dipping sauce. 9.5 out of 10. I love this dish. The lamb is so tender and juicy and the dipping sauce compliments it so well. I also love that it's served over basmati rice...which is my favorite. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because it was oh so slightly overcooked.
With both of us getting salads and both of us getting appetizers and entrees and also with sangria, we got out of there for $100...not too bad IMHO. Lola still remains in my top 10 places to eat in New Orleans.