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527 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3623
+1 504-875-4132
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“carmo salad” (31 reviews)
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Seafood, Street Food, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
527 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3623
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So, apparently the restaurant world thinks that omnivores and vegetarians don't eat together. Well, Cafe Carmo is a happy exception! The place was hopping on our Saturday night visit; I recommend reservations. It is a casual place with a relaxed vibe. Good cocktails. The food...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very low-key place, but I sort of liked it directly. Most places in the warehouse district are relatively chic. The menu sounds a bit weird, but everything I tried and I went here twice in 4 days, was very good and fresh...More

Thank KrisCobain
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is fabulous. Fresh veggies and juices, complex flavors, and vegan friendly. It was so good I went two days in a row and ordered the same thing (veggie pulled "pork" sandwich). It is just a short walk from the French Quarter. I do...More

Thank brookecrowley
Reviewed 5 days ago

At my son's recommendation, I stopped in for a quick dinner, while visiting the city. We were seated right away and greeted by the staff. My daughter chose the Belizian special that evening, which was a combination of seafood in a tangy, red sauce. I...More

Thank Bromom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Low-key place, concrete floors, nothing fancy in decor but the food.......oh my....the food was wonderful! I am in love with this place! Unique food with exceptional flavor. Our server Luke provided excellent service.

Thank ATLBuckeyeGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Funky little spot on Julia St. I had the salad with quinoa, jalapeños, black beans, corn and coconut lime vinaigrette dressing. It was sooo fresh and soooo delicious! My husband had the fresh tuna sandwich. It was great also. We will definitely go back. A...More

Thank U7096BHmaryd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a lunch on Saturday - great alternative to the Creole/cajun options! We had a salad with chicken, and a quinoa/chicken salad. The flavors were wonderful!! the iced tea was good. service was good. Totally great find in the city

Thank Kendra00
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a couple days in NOLA was craving something fresh and healthy, Carmo was a great find! Service was warm and friendly and atmosphere was Caribbean laid back. We had the carmo salad and ceviche, both were excellent, healthy and very tasty! Sangria very refreshing...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this place on trip advisor website (and booked on line - highly suggested). Food is creative and varied and fresh and amazing. Veggie and vegan options (but if you enjoy meat, try the wild boar). We ended up going back a second night....More

Thank Murray A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried nearly everything on the menu and loved it all! Carnivores and vegans alike loved the vegan food. Vegan ceviche, tiradito avocado, and creole seared avocado were all yummy. The Rico dish was an absolute winner. So was the BBQ tofu. Beans and Rice...More

Thank TazRad
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-875-4132
  • E-mail
Carmo is a New Orleans-based tropical restaurant and bar with a commitment to providing vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike with healthy and affordable dishes in a warm, friendly and casual atmosphere.
The menu is built upon the rich, multi-cultural culinary influences found throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, West Africa, Southeast Asian, Gulf South and beyond and features eclectic and traditional/traditionally-inspired dishes with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, as well as unique and little-known flavors from around the world. Exotic fruit such as juice of the cocoa fruit (cacau), cupuacu, graviola (sour sop), caja and caju infuse Carmo's juice and cocktail menu with exciting new flavors.