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Baru Bistro & Tapas

3700 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2637
+1 504-895-2225
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (43 reviews)
“arepas” (13 reviews)
“fried oysters” (12 reviews)
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Latin, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Colombian, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3700 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2637
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t pronounce anything correctly, but everything we ordered was great- 3 different cocktails (margarita, something with cilantro, and 1 with passion fruit) and 2 tapas (goat cheese crostini and fried oysters)

Thank O3672RJcherylb
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A very special treat to find the taste of costal Colombia in New Orleans. Absolutely wonderful! We will be back soon.

Thank Brad F
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I was working in the area and stopped in to try a new place. The outdoor seating was nice on a pretty day! I had the Pepeada (chicken and avocado) Arepa and the Tostones with Chimichurri. The food was wonderful, but the Arepa was kind...More

Thank Jennifer Z
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had lunch here last Saturday and everything was delicious and so different tasting. I also, had the best Pisco Sour I've had outside South America. The Tapas are very substantial, so I would advise 2 rather than 3 per person. A little bit pricy,...More

Thank Agnesbythesea
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We stopped in to have a late lunch/snack in the afternoon and Baru did not disappoint. The worst thing about the place was how hard it was to decide what to get. Needless to say, a light afternoon late lunch turned into a pretty filling...More

Thank msudawg12
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Enjoy a sampling of great small places. Service is great and allows you to simply enjoy your food and conversation. Always fresh and seasonal.

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Beautifully prepared and presented food and cocktails. A brief menu that focus send on quality throughout. Not a single quibble.

Thank Winchwench
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were a little worried that reservations were so easy to come by on a Saturday night but the menu read so well we decided to give it a try on our one night in New Orleans. Are we glad we did. To start, the...More

Thank Codeedo
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch. I ordered the Coriander Shrimp salad. The shrimp was perfectly seasoned and sauteed. The garlic ranch combined with the kale for a delicious salad. The grapefruit and fried shallots provided just the right amount of citrus and crunch....More

Thank luv4phood
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food was respectable, although despite my love of salt, all the dishes were salty right up the limit of my tolerance. The wine list is far too limited, given that they only have three, yes THREE beers available, none local. Service somewhat challenged, although...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2637
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-895-2225
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