241 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas NV 89102-2591
This is my first time at Lola’s and probably one of my few southern style restaurants, so despite other southern food experiences to compare, I liked it. It had a very cozy ambience with friendly service. Oh and how cute! Lola actually picked up the phone to take my reservation!
Here’s the spotlight on the food =)
1. Charbroiled Oysters – “Fresh Oysters charbroiled the Cresent City way, with lots of garlic, lemon and a blend of cheeses.” Usually I shy away from any cooked type of half shell oysters suspicious that it is the stuff that they’re trying to hide the unfreshness of with cooking it. However, I was pleasantly surprised with my favorite robust flavors of garlic and cheese and the lovely toasted slices of french bread
2. Crab Cakes – “Lump Crab in Lola’s special blend of spices, pan fried and served w/Lemon-garlic Aioli.” This is not the usual crab cake you’d expect. It seems to be 99% crab meat. Not crispy but very crab meaty.
3. Fried Oyster Po Boy on New Orlean’s French Bread fully dressed, meaning that it comes with all the slaw glory. I love po boys! I enjoyed the deep fried goodness of the oyster with the slaw a bam of hot sauce. bam bam!
4. Jambalaya with chicken, sausage and shrimp – fluffy flavorful rice
5. Etouffee – a cross between a roast and a gumbo. Gravylicious
1. Louisiana chocolate sheath cake – the cake was very light but every bite was a chocolate dream. We made it a la mode with praline icecream and it was perfect!
2. Bananas Foster – loved the flavor, but hated the mushiness. I’ve had others where it wasn’t so mushy.
Conclusion: Do I like it enough to go back? Perhaps, for the oyster po’ boy, it didn’t make me go banana ding dong, but it was tasty. Oh, and definitely I will have the chocolate cake, again.
p.s. Keep in mind portion sizes are more realistic rather than humongous American portions sizes. Expect well prepared food vs. over compensation with size.