Brand-new dining concept, Lola Taberna Espanola, a partnership between Sunset Hospitality Group and The First Group, has launched at TRYP by Wyndham, Al Barsha, Dubai.
Transporting patrons to the lively streets of Andalusia in the south of Spain, the home of Lola Flores, flamenco, icon and inspiration behind the venue, Lola will take patrons on a culinary journey across the Iberic peninsula. From the world-renowned Paella originating from Valencia, the crumbly Manchego Cheese from the county’s central region, to Patatas Bravas from Madrid, Lola’s menu pays homage to the greatest dishes and produce Spain has to offer.
Lola, through its Spanish cuisine, aims to become a pillar of the city’s restaurant scene, a place where Spanish nationals can have a taste of home, a local to the bustling Dubai community craving ‘Gambas Al Pil Pil’ (Spanish prawns) with a traditional Spanish beverage, but more so, a vibrant social hub where everyone is welcome to sample Spanish delicacies, have a good time and say ‘Hola’ to the weekend.
The taberna will offer the finest and largest selection of Spanish Charcuterie in Dubai alongside a host of Spanish beverages, perfect for a lazy afternoon enjoying a selection of tapas and perfectly suited to highlighting the cuisine. Should patrons wish to indulge is something special, the Arroz Caldoso De Bogavante, made with perfectly cooked Lobster and accompanied by ‘juicy’ Rice, is an authentic dish not to be missed.
With food cooked from the heart and music sang from the soul, Lola emulates long Spanish family lunches that unfurl into dinners. As the sun sets and evening flows into night, the atmosphere at Lola’s slowly evolves. Guests will enjoy the gradual transformation of the modern dining taberna into an exciting and lively hangout that will keep them thoroughly entertained, until closing time.
The taberna has put meticulous attention to the food and drinks as it has in the design of the space. Lola is dotted with a mix of low and high tables, hanging Spanish meats, Spanish beverages on display, a mix of wooden and Mediterranean tile floors in addition to elegant red banquettes. A beautifully designed terrace, the perfect setting to enjoy a tasty meal al fresco, completes the picture.
Overseeing Lola is the Spanish duo, Lloy Rubio, and Chef Daniel Delgado. With more than twenty-five years combined experience managing bars and restaurants, Lloy will expertly run both the front and back of house at Lola, whilst Chef Daniel Delgado, creator of the exciting menu, will be in charge of the kitchen.
Lloy Rubio comments: ‘The opportunity to open an authentic Spanish taberna that resonates with guests of all ages is hugely exciting. Lola’s DNA, the chef, the team, menu and the music are all authentically Iberic. At Lola we wish to celebrate the very best of our culture and share our passion for great food in a fun, vibrant environment.
Chef Daniel Delgado adds; “We look forward to welcoming fellow Spaniards, tourists and the wider Dubai community alike. Our aim is to become a local hangout for guests, renowned for its fantastic Spanish food, flavoursome drinks, and amazing atmosphere.”
From the bustling streets of Barcelona to the ancient port of Cádiz, where the Andalusian icon Lola Flores was born, Lola pays tribute to Spanish cuisine and culture in a casual, contemporary, and relaxed taberna-style atmosphere.
Highlights of the menu include, Patatas Bravas, Andalusian Style Calamari, Tuna, Avocado Tartar and Dried Corn, Octopus and Squashed Potatoes, Free-range Baby Chicken and Romesco and the famed Arroz Caldoso de Bogavante (Lobster Juicy Rice). Leave room for dessert and enjoy authentic Spanish Churros with Chocolate.
Located at TRYP by Wyndham Barsha Heights, Lola offers a true taste of Spain here in Dubai. Enjoy tasty tapas and Spanish favourites, delicious drinks, and friendly service.
Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday, 5.00pm to 1.00am, Friday and Saturday, 1.00pm to 2.00am.
Lola, TRYP by Wyndham, Dubai, +971 4 247 6688