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Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Kitchen

$$ - $$$
East Austin
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1815 Rosewood Avenue, Austin, TX 78702
+1 512-542-9269
08:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 20:45
Open now
All hours
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 18:45
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 10:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 20:45
Sat 17:00 - 20:45
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Austin, Texas
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Friendliest service. Very casual atmosphere. Cozy cafe. These were the pluses of eating at Nubian Queen Lola's. Also, if the other four people who dined with me were doing this review, they would give it four or five stars. They had items like crawfish etouffee, the biggest damn po boy ever, and catfish dinner, as well as sides which included... More 

Thank Kyllito
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Okay, everybody has to try this place. The owners are sooo friendly, it's like eating at Auntie Lola's house. She said she don't cook with her hands she cooks with her heart and you can definitely taste it. We will definitely be coming back and supporting them. Awesome place!!

Thank Contessa R
Cedar Park, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I used to go to Louisiana often, and would eat Cajun food while I was there. I missed it after moving to Austin. I don't have to miss if anymore. If you love Cajun food, this is your place.

Thank bckyle
Bel Aire, Kansas
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

It is in a safe neighborhood, not the nicest, but it is safe. It is a small place. The owners' story is amazing and her heart is huge. She serves meals to raise money to feed those in need. What a great place to support. It isn't fast or big with colorful decor, but you get a few tables and... More 

Thank DCA1972
Bel Aire, KS
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Remember this is a restaurant with a purpose. It is to support the mission of feeding the hungry. The place doesn't have the room or budget, I am assuming for a huge staff, so for those upset about seeing a note on the door, need to get over it. If you want a fast food experience or an Applebees with... More 

Thank HappyKansascouple
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant and at first the area does not look to welcoming and it is small inside..but the service and food was phenomenal! Ms. Lola was so nice and genuine!felt very at home while eating there and love the fact proceeds of your bill go to feed the local homeless!

Thank Amber H
Tacoma, Washington
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

If you like your food pulled from the fridge and warmed up then go eat here. My Dad was so disappointed in my selection of this place.

Thank Eric C
Austin, Texas, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

The two of us came for a late lunch on a Friday. We had planned to arrive after the lunch crowd had dwindled since there are only 18 seats in the place. We arrived at about 1:30 PM and the place was almost full. We were seated at a small table for two near the back - it was OK... More 

Thank James S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

I was traveling and did a Google search and ended up here. The food was so good! U have to get the dirty rice! Delicious and authentic Cajun food. The thing about it is..it's a small restaurant and she's the owner and cook. She has a warm amd friendly attitude which is the key to a great cook! So happy... More 

Thank Nik212
Belllingham, WA
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

Lola is amazing! She has such a big heart and it comes through in the atmosphere of her restaurant and the food she prepares. We had the gumbo and "dirty" rice. What a treat! It is a small restaurant which you would never notice driving by. You have to specifically look for it. Once you find it though, you'll be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 18:45
08:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 18:45
08:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 20:45
08:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 20:45
08:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 20:45
17:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Rosewood Avenue, Austin, TX 78702
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > East Austin
  • Neighbourhood: East Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-542-9269

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