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La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe

$$ - $$$Latin, ,
8120 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1026
+1 504-862-5252
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pupusas” (19 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (5 reviews)
“plantains” (4 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8120 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1026
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Manuel greets you as you walk in the door as a long lost friend - and he's not doing it for show! We feel a true heart connection and are already looking forward to the meal. I had the shrimp tacos, and for someone who's...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

After taking a look at the menu for Refuel, which just looked way too heavy for my taste at that moment, I went next door to La Macarena hoping for something more interesting and possibly lighter. Well, I didn’t get the lighter part, but the...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

During my month long stay in New Orleans, I was fortunate to visit the La Macarena on two occasions. The Mayan chicken was delicious and healthy. A really great reprieve from the typical cuisine in the region. Also, the lime chicken and shrimp was music...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The place was like a trip down memory lane. The ambient was authentic and the food was delicious . They seem like the place to go the morning after a party, or any time actually since its so delicious.

Thank ricky-osterude
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A small place in the Carollton corridor without a liquor license. There is no atmosphere. The wait service was fine but the kitchen was extremely slow even though there were only 6 people in the restaurant when we arrived. My wife had a south american...More

Thank pen1
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Just stumbled onto this place quite by accident in the Carrollton river bend area. Food was excellent. Chicken tamale was cooked perfectly and spiced just right. Also tried the shrimp tacos which were great. Everything was fresh. If you haven't tried authentic Latin food, you...More

Thank Jrwardjr
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I honestly have no idea how I took me two years to find this gem. Everything from their breakfast burritos to shrimp tacos are AMAZING...don't even get me started on their pupusas. All the food here tastes so authentic and healthy. It's rare to find...More

Thank Jupu120
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The food in this cozy restaurant is delicious! So are the non alcoholic Salvadoran beverages. We often eat there because it is our favorite Latino restaurant in New Orleans. Additionally Manny often has specials and new menu items so there is always something new to...More

Thank sarraMG
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Owner Manny makes you feel like family when visiting this small Latin American restaurant in the River Bend area. Experience the tastes of Latin America in this colorful cafe just off of Carrollton Avenue by St. Charles Avenue. Also featured are gourmet pastries that are...More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to La Macarena for the last five years. It's always fun and casual with friendly service. Usually get the papusas or Central American Breakfast. Enjoyed the breakfast burrito (nola).

Thank dmschu
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Very much their own self sufficient unit within the
greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down
the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate
feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the
students living in the area ensure that Uptown and
Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly
fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8120 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1026
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-862-5252
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