News & Reviews
We've been very humbled and delighted by the reviews we've received and thought we'd share some with you. We've also included some Lola news items too - a chance to check our some recipes and more..
We're absolutely delighted to receive our McKenna Guides 2019 Award. John & Sally have been writing about food since 1991, so it's an honour to be awarded their McKenna Guide Awards for 2019! They've honoured us 6 years running since we opened our doors back in 2013. Our team is truly delighted!
Emily chats with Vanessa on Lola's journey to date and plans for the future
Delighted to receive today our delivery of Pansa Blanca & llavors all the way from Catalunya. Read more about how we discovered these delish wines.
We were delighted to take part in the Spanish Commercial Office's Spain Gourmet 2018 event where we met loads of great producers and people of the Spanish restaurant scene too.
We were delighted to host the Irish Times critic's, Catherine Cleary, readers' event in Las Tapas De Lola.
Delighted to see Fifi's take on Las Tapas De Lola in her blog this month
Sherry sherry lady... at Las Tapas De Lola we just can't seem to get enough of sherry and all the amazing tapas to pair too! Click here to find out more...
Delighted to have our cheese and mixed boards listed by Stones & Stories Blog
Delighted to be included as one of Patrick & Russell's favourite spots in Ireland. A must read if you like all things food!
Delighted to be included in Tamara's ode to the hospitality industry.
Delighted to be included in All the food's top 5 things to eat in Dublin this week
Vanessa did a wee interview with Catherine Cleary from The Irish Times about our efforts to find a sister for Lola.
Delighted to see Brian & Amy in Lola's for their 8th anniversary celebrations
Delighted to be listed with such a fab crew of LGBT hospitality owners..
Delighted that Duncan & Lou listed us as their favourite spot for a night out & especially in this month's Pride Gay Community News - what an honour!
Chuffed to be included in TheTaste.ie's list of their favourite places to visit in Dublin when in the mood for something "foreign". A list with some of our favourite places to escape to too!
Delighted to have Lola included in All The Food's 5 things to eat.... Fab!
And what a fab 72 hours it was
Absolutely delighted to be listed in the Irish Times Top 100 Places to eat in Ireland. A massive shout out to our fab team!
We're delighted to be included in Shane O'Reilly's "The 500 Hidden Secrets of Dublin"
Delighted to see our listing in LSH's guide to the UK & Ireland!
Fab list of some of the best places to visit in Dublin for aperitivo from the team at TheTaste.ie (including Lolas too!).
Delighted for our team to be nominated for best cocktail experience in the upcoming Irish Restaurant Awards. Well done guys! Your sours and espresso martinis go down a treat!
We were delighted to welcome back Ireland's finest media foodies to Las Tapas De Lola to launch this year's Spanish Wine Week.
An interview with TheTaste.ie in the run up to Spanish Wine Week, can't wait!
We're chuffed to be included in Sally & John McKenna's "Ireland the Best" Book... a fantastic resource for anyone planning a trip around Ireland
We're looking to grow (both in the kitchen & on the floor) and are all looking forward to welcoming some new recruits! Click through to find out more..
Delighted to be listed in Georgina's book "The Best of the Best in Ireland"!
Taste.ie lists Las Tapas De Lola's Vanessa & Anna as one of their love couples that mix business with pleasure (and we say plenty of pleasure!)
Delighted to be on McKenna Guides Ireland Award list for 2018
Delighted to be listed in The Hunt Dublin Guide.. fab guides to boot; worth a look
Lovely to be included in TheTaste.ie 's listing for late kitchens.. we're not too late; but open long enough to grab a quick bite on the way home from a night out!!
Chuffed to see Aidan (aka Littlefinger, Game of Thrones) list Lola as one of his favourite Irish restaurants to visit! Blushing!
Delighted to be listed in Ireland's top 3 Fun Lovers restaurant in this year's Food & Wine Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards!
Delighted to be shortlisted in this year's Food & Wine Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards for Fun Lovers Restaurant.. Fingers crossed for this weekend!
Chuffed to be included in the above list compiled by The Irish Times critic, Catherine Cleary, for Eater. Mapped by area.. check it out - great list for Dublin.
Delighted to see LovinDublin listing us. The pleasure is always ours!!
Delighted to see RADICL Mag's blog on their visit to Lolas.. Cheap Eats Dublin...
Delighted to be included in TheTaste.ie's 10 best places to drink Rioja... our two Riojas are probably the most popular on our list
Delighted to read today that the LovinDublin team have chosen Lola as one of their favourite places for a date. We love dates, all kind of dates!
Absolutely chuffed to read, in the Sunday Independent's interview with Sinead Desmond (14 May, 17), that we're her favourite place to eat out. All the team delighted to read!
Delighted to be included in LovinDublin's perfect Spanish day in Dublin.. some great ideas for a fab day out (note the food image is not of Lola)
Delighted to be one of Marie Madden's (Editor LovinDublin) favourite spots to eat out in Dublin.. fab list of places to visit too from the LovinDublin team.
What a list to be included in! Absolutely delighted. We'll have to arrange a staycation in Ireland to make it through so many fab places around the country too!
We were absolutely delighted to receive our McKenna Guides Award for 2017. There review left us quite speechless.. Thanks so much to John & Sally McKenna. We are absolutely chuffed.
Sometimes someone makes you stop in your tracks & reminds you why you love so much what you do. Thanks to the Gastrogays, we were left quite speechless. See below for their "review" of Lola's, which for us is so much more than a review. Thanks guys.. you made two girls quite emotional!
Loved to see a fab wee recommendation in this month's CityJet Magazine.. We love to while away our time on board reading these mags - so fab to see!
Chuffed to be listed as one of the Irish Times Critic's Catherine's go-to al fresco restaurants - now all we need is the sunshine!
We're absolutely delighted to be listed in Food & Wine Magazine's Top 10 for Best Casual Dining and Best Service All-Ireland. A massive shout out to everyone who voted and to our fantastic team. It's all down to you guys!
We were delighted to see our prawns making an appearance on LovinDublin's ultimate Dublin Foodie Bucket List. We serve them two ways on our menu and when we can we source some even juicier ones too. We love our prawns! A great list too to work through if wandering the streets of Dublin!
As part of World Tapas Day celebrations, we had a catch-up with thetaste.ie.. have a read here or check out the link below..
We're absolutely delighted to be listed by the GastroGays as a place to visit over Dublin's Gay Pride weekend at the end of this month. Check out the link below for some other fab places to visit too!
www.thetaste.ie is one of Ireland's most popular online food and wine magazines. We were delighted to be asked to share some of our recipes with their subscribers. Check them out and send us some photos too if you try them!
Absolutely delighted to win Best Tapas in the Lovin Dublin Awards this year. It's a fantastic achievement for all our team. A massive thank you to all who voted! It's a great pat on the back for all our crew and the amazing hard work they all put in! LOVE YOU! LOVE DUBLIN!
Very proud to be listed in LeglessinDublin's article for dublintown.ie as one of her favourite wheelchair friendly places in Dublin. It's so important to us, so absolutely delighted!
We were delighted to see our croqueta recipe making an appearance in Irish Tatler Magazine's June edition. It's certainly proven to be a popular recipe amongst readers. Try it out! Check out below!
We were delighted to be asked to collaborate with Food & Wine Magazine on a feature of Lola's tapas in the run up to what we hope will be a fabulous summer. It turned into a beautiful, colourful 9 page spread.
Thanks to LovinDublin for their listing in the Top 10 places for tapas in Dublin. Delighted to be included
We were delighted to be listed by Catherine Cleary in The Irish Times Best 12 restaurants to visit with friends and family. It made our day seeing as we just love to see friends and families in with us having the craic! Also a great list of other fab places to try too if you haven't already!
We're often asked for advice on where to go when in Barcelona, seeing as it's our home-town. We give lists upon lists of places to visit. Happily, The Irish Times thought it would be a list to publish in their Saturday Magazine. Check it out the link below, but we've also copied in the content for you too. Enjoy Barcelona - we know you'll fall in love with it.
A fabulous blog (review) from French Foodie in Dublin, posted yesterday Friday 22nd May - a very special day. Text below, but follow the link for her pics too.
A lovely blog review of our restaurant by Arán agus Uisce on a recent visit.
"Hotspot: Camden Street – Dublin. If there’s one thing we love to do it’s eat and drink, and one of our favourite spots in Dublin to do just that is Camden Street. We all know that this street is filled with party goers at the weekends but over the last few years it’s had some really interesting new social additions. Here’s some of our favourite places to go."
Think tip.. think cancer.. think donate... To celebrate our fantastic team and the amazing support they gave us during Vanessa’s recent treatment for breast cancer, we thought it’d be fun to give something back to our team and to cancer research too (aside from the endless hugs).
U Magazine asked us to submit a wee recipe for a tapa that their readers may enjoy. So we sent them through one for Alubias blancas con almejas - delish white bean and clam stew. If it tickles your fancy, why not try the recipe for yourselves...
Delighted to be listed in The Ticket's selection of "best restaurants". A great boost for everyone on our team. Many thanks Irish Times! And yes, it's true, we are obsessed - but in a good way!
It was great to be included in French Foodie Dublin's list of places for first dates Dublin! We love first dates and with Valentine's Day soon approaching - we love all dates!! Thanks Ketty!
We were delighted to be awarded Best Casual Dining in the National Hospitality Awards 2014. We couldn't have achieved it without our fantastic team and customers. You are the best!
We were delighted to make it as a finalist in the Web Awards 2014. All thanks to the great work of Pixelated! You are the best!
Con ese nombre, Las Tapas de Lola, cualquiera diría que nos encontramos ante un establecimiento ubicado en Dublín, pero así es. En plena capital irlandesa, la iniciativa de dos mujeres, una originaria de esa ciudad, la otra española, da forma a este local. Un proyecto muy deseado por ambas.
The Camden Street and Wexford Street thoroughfare in Dublin is a busy cluster for restaurants and competition is intense. Las Tapas de Lola, which commenced trading in April 2013, has quickly established a good reputation and with the help of an active social media presence looks set to stay the course.
We're absolutely delighted to be commended in this year's Food & Wine Magazine Awards for both "best casual" and "best global". It's an honour to be listed with such greats from the restaurant scene in Ireland. A massive congratulations to all who were shortlisted too.
It was an honour to be short-listed for "Best Casual Dining" in this year's Food Oscars. Pipped to the post, but thoroughly enjoyed our night out and the opportunity to wear a dress for a change!
We were delighted to be listed in GirlEatsDublin's recommendations for guests staying in the Westbury Hotel here in Dublin. It was a great surprise and lovely to see! You can check out her recommendations for great eats in Dublin here https://www.doylecollection.com/blog/girl-eats-dublin-food-guide
To celebrate our 1st birthday today (24th April), we're running a competition on Facebook.. check it out and be in with a chance to win! Click directly through below..
Criticism flows from a reviewer's pen, but praise has a tendency to gush and splutter. Only when I come across a restaurant as faultless as Las Tapas de Lola do I find myself lost for words. Or more worryingly: spoilt for clichés.
Dublin has a brilliant new tapas bar in this place. It's the best tapas I've eaten without a trip through the airport..
Las Tapas De Lola smelled right, literally from the time we entered the big room which was authentically packed with happy people... Authenticity was underlined when I asked for some dry sherry and got it (a) in a copita, the right glass for enjoying this bracing, salty, almost shockingly dry wine and (b) with slivers of Iberico ham which were sweet and melting, forming a synergy with the sherry in which both tasted even better. That, believe me, is worth experiencing.
Speaking of tapas, Los Tapas de Lola in Wexford Street is not just hipster heaven but also a little bit of Spain in the heart of the Irish capital. On a sunny evening you will be lucky to get an outside table but they are there and worth waiting for. A glass of manzanilla and some thin slices of Iberico ham is the way to start.
The pulpo a la gallega, baby octopus in a vibrant, paprika-laced sauce, we both agreed, was outstanding, as was the carrillada de cerdo, marinated pig's cheeks in "house sauce" which I was permitted to keep for myself... All together it is a great night out and, at last, there is a tapas bar in the capital worthy of the name...
This week I ended up in a new tapas restaurant in Wexford Street and the two lady owners had done no classic PR, but had made their restaurant known through the various social media. You could say they'd ticked every box of the latest trends.
Las Tapas del Lola opened earlier this summer and has had thrilled reviews flowing in from all corners of the press and blogosphere; hence the booked out tables. Vanessa Murphy is the joint owner with her partner Anna Cadrera from Barcelona. They took the name of their tapas joint from the inspiring Lolas in each of their families and set out to bring authentic and delicious tapas to Dublin.
When King Alfonso X reigned over Castille in the 13th century, he became ill and was only allowed to eat small bites of food and a little red wine during the day. And so he decreed that no Spanish inn would be allowed to serve wine unless it was accompanied by a little bite to eat.
Las Tapas de Lola on Dublin's Wexford St is the hottest new restaurant opening in a good while. And the buzz about it has been immense. Rightfully so- it's an incredible, authentic, well-executed tapas experience that we literally can't get enough of.
Dublin is alive with new eateries popping on every street corner and some not so fortunate to stick around...Lastnight however I visited a new tapas place that will definitely be taking up permanent residency. Las Tapas de Lola is a little Spanish haven nestled on a corner on Wexford Street beside Against the Grain.
It feels like there’s a good team behind Las Tapas de Lola. They’re set up for something great here and I’ve got a feeling it’s going to become a popular spot in this end of town.
Las Tapas de Lola is a neighbourhood restaurant. Along with the terrifyingly morish tapas they dish out by the hundred every night, the team have fostered a real sense of community both online and in person.
The multi-ethnic hubbub of Wexford and Camden Streets isn’t just an assault on the eyes and ears, it’s also home to some of Dublin’s best food joints, of which the shiniest and newest is Las Tapas de Lola (lastapasdelola.com), a veritable feast of all things delectable and Spanish. Sitting outside by candlelight (if the notoriously damp Irish weather behaves) with a group of pals, listening to the hum of life pass by is one of my favourite things to do.
Why go to a tapas restaurant when on a trip to Dublin? It's a valid question but if, like us, you are a fan of great food, friendly service in a warm and good-looking room, it doesn't matter where you are. Such is the case with Las Tapas de Lola..
I’m about 4 months behind everyone else in visiting Las Tapas de Lola but better late than never!! It’s been on my “To Go” list for months but circumstances have always just had me in a different part of town. So last weekend myself and a friend decided we wanted to get our tapas on and managed to book a table in the Wexford Street restaurant.
I just love the Spanish Tapas way of eating, much preferring nibbling and sampling a larger variety of dishes than sitting down to a traditional 3-course meal. Always on the lookout for new and recommended Tapas restaurants, this is one that I have seen reviewed and recommended on many occasions throughout 2013 as an excellent authentic Spanish tapas restaurant.
Opened in 2012 on bustling Wexford Street, this cheerful little tapas bar whisks you away to Spain with its décor and atmosphere. The extensive menu caters well for carnivores and vegetarians alike. The meal is started off with a taster of the house drink and a sample of one of their tapas, which I think is a nice way to welcome new guests.
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New on the scene and always absolutely buzzing. The tables are all wedged in together and because it is so noisy you’ll have no awkward moments. Loads of food choices and a large menu will help you to have something to talk about for the first 15 minutes.