LA LOLA TAPAS BAR

26 Benton St, Kitchener ON N2G 1V8
$$$ Spanish

An authentic taste of Spain! Enjoy our Tapas Bar with friends & family. Shop authentic products and wines from Spain, or have us cater your event with a Paella Party.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

If you are interested in having Paella on Saturdays, please indicate that in your reservation, and for how many people

Business Info

  • Address: 26 Benton St, Kitchener ON N2G 1V8
  • Cross Street: In the Charles & Benton St Parking garage
  • Location: Kitchener
  • Cuisine: Spanish |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 519 504 5688
  • Features: Late Dining, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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LA LOLA TAPAS BAR - LA LOLA TAPAS BAR

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Wednesday Hours 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Thursday Hours 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday
Friday Hours 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
Saturday Hours noon - midnight
Sunday
Closed

Deals & Special Offers

VINO WEDNESDAYS

Deal: Wine Wednesdays Half price glasses, $6.00 of house wines (red, white and rosé) $10 off House wine bottles (red, white and rosé)
Valid:Nov. 15, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2024
Days Available: Wednesday,
Time Available: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Rules: Does not include feature wines, cocktails or beer.

HAPPY HOUR

Deal: Come and relax after work! $6.00 Sangria 3oz $6.00 Vermut 3oz $6.00 Beer draft 16oz
Valid:Nov. 23, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2024
Days Available: Thursday, Friday,
Time Available: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Rules: *Does not apply to other cocktails, mixed drinks, wines, bottled or canned beer.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
In classic Spanish Bar fashion, we do NOT have a fixed menu, and the daily offerings will be written on our chalkboard. There will always be classics, like croquetas, but the kind will vary from week to week. Subscribe to our newsletter or socials for menu postings. *Please note Paella is ONLY SATURDAYS and the type of paella rotates each week.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 200 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2024
Chris S.
Brilliant little set up. Very cozy and personal. Staff were brilliant and the food was amazing. Highly recommended and will certainly be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2024
Esther B.
It was a fun dinner out. We had the squid paella, pork skewers and cava. We loved it all. The server was friendly. We'll definitely come back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2024
Amy B.
Excellent food and service!

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Mar 17, 2024
Vanessa G.
The food is always amazing! The service was fantastic. The owners are such kind people. You can't go wrong. I can't wait to go back and have another glass of sangria and enjoy some croquettes

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2024
Nelson s.
Best paella I’ve ever had!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2024
Catharina D.
Nice cozy place. Very good food and service.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 27, 2024
Cam G.
Another great meal. We just just back from Spain and La Lola is as good as anything we found in Malaga! Keep up the good work guys!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2024
Eduardo G.
The place was great, we when just for the croquetas and ended up trying all the tapas of the day. Everything was great and tasty, is a small and cozy place. The service was really good and the owners are really nice people. Totally recommend!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 30, 2024
Farid D.
Great experience!!

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Jan 27, 2024
Bruce B.
The garlic shrimp were better than those I usually got in Spain!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 04, 2024
Janet P.
Great little place to get together with friends! Love the decor and seating. So pretty and comfortable. Wine, sangria and food was all delicious. We were seated at the back, my only “complaint” and not really one is the vent was blowing down a little chilly.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 30, 2023
Miguel P.
You are the best guys! Bien hecho

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 24, 2023
Martin T.
Great first visit to La Lola in their Kitchener location. Tried the paella.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2023
Samantha S.
Love La Lola!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 10, 2023
Frank Z.
Great place for a casual dinner. Creative menu explained by a friendly informative server. This was our second visit and it's now on our list of local favorites.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2023
Mila B.
Um so good. Can’t wait to come back

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Dec 08, 2023
Sai P.
great. welcome to dtk!

Overall: 9/10
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Mar 08, 2024
Claire D.
It was absolutely delicious- I could just eat croquetas all the time! Great attentive but not hovering service. My only request would be to adjust the music volume when there are more animated ( louder) patrons dining. For such an intimate space the noise was jarring.

Overall: 9/10
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Jan 06, 2024
Ian G.
Wonderful meal. There were 4 of us and we had one plate each from the weekly menu. Right amount of food (was suggested by the server) and all was terrific. Great sangrias as well. Pretty tight space when all the plates start hitting the table but not an issue. We had a reservation which I would recommend for evening meals. Brought back some great memories of time in Spain. Well done!

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 15, 2023
Suzanne B.
Excellent tasty food. Service was great. Tapas came out hot and well timed.

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 03, 2023
Kim U.
A little cramped, too many tables close together. The food and service however was amazing. We will dine there again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 2/10
Feb 24, 2024
Morgan H.
We understand how tapas works (count the dishes, or the tooth-picks at the end), but not having any prices listed is not OK. $200 for 5 tapas and 2 pitchers of Sangria AND being pushed out for a "no-show" was not good value, especially for things that we can eat in comfort at home by purchasing from special importers for significantly less money (Spanish Pig is our source). If it's all about the *experience* then making people feel shoved out when they are paying premium prices is not going to result in repeat clients.

Overall: 8/10
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Feb 16, 2024
Brian A.
Really enjoyed everything. Remove one table so it's not so tight. Add chicken to the croquetas mostly taste like electric chicken. Not really tasting the gorgonzola cheese in the other. Like that it was warm there. Need to add something in greens/ veggies lacking. Will be back if you let me. Thanks

Overall: 8/10
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Ambience: 3/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 30, 2023
Lori G.
The space is small and it was very busy but very noisy . It was quite difficult to have a conversation. Will try again during the week and see if it is quieter.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2024
Dan M.
Overall experience ok, however My party of 3 related to each other that all of their clothes had a very strong smell of fried food. Unpleasant, and it has taken some actions to get it out of clothes and jackets.

Overall: 7/10
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Mar 04, 2024
Sandra C.
Great food. Great service. Not keen on the new location or the space. Finding parking was brutal unless you wanted to park in the parking garage for four bucks, the restaurant is narrow and felt tight. I preferred your other location but the food speak for itself. Also, I see you’re still not carrying coffee. It would be nice to have a cup of coffee with the cheesecake. Even a Keurig is better than nothing. Some of the people I was with don’t drink alcohol and they really wanted a cup of coffee. I said the food speaks for herself and definitely will be back because the food is absolutely marvelous.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 11, 2023
ashley s.
I had called prior to ask if there would be options for my partner that doesn’t eat pork or shell fish and a woman had mentioned there were quiet a few options for us tonight. However there was only red pepper dip (the pita was pretty dried out) and croquettes that were great. We love Spanish tapas and have tried many restaurants in Toronto, nyc, Europe etc. we totally understand most will have limited options with pork and shell fish being a huge portion of a tapas menu. However we wish we weren’t told there would be plenty of options as we would have just came another night. We ended up going somewhere else after because we were still really hungry. I wanted to give this feedback just for improvement of being really honest when your customers call if you have a small menu. We will definitely try your restaurant out again on a chicken paella night. But wanted to provide this feedback as it was annoying that there were only two options on the whole menu.