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La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe

$$ - $$$
Uptown / Carrollton
Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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8120 Hampson, New Orleans, LA 70118
+1 504-862-5252
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington, DC
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214 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Founds this spot on a gluten free app, and decided to give it a try. So happy we did! Manny the proprietor greeted us with a big smile and took care of us all evening. We had the Vegetarian plate, which included veggie and corn tamale. Also some fried plantains and one traditional pupusa platter. Everything was so good! It... More 

Thank jstarr23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Had such a fabulous time eating at La Macarena. The service & food was exceptional! I highly recommend eating here. From breakfast to lunch or dinner you just can't go wrong!

Thank Jade G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food & great friendly service! The Horchata is the best!! Small family owned business right off of Carrollton and St Charles. Ride the street car and get off for some fantastic authentic Latin food!!

Thank Kimberly A
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Stumbled upon this place when the restaurant that we wanted to eat at had a line out the door. The gentleman who greeted us (I'm guessing it was the owner) was very friendly. Food was very fresh and absolutely delicious. I had the americano burrito and my fiancé had the cosmopolitan. Both were great, and the coffee was outstanding!

Thank Sarah N
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We found this little gem while waiting in a table at Refuel. The line was long and it was cold so we decided to go next door and try this Latin Cafe. We are so glad we did. She had the Central American breakfast with possibly the best Pupusa in NOLO. My cosmopolitan burrito was amazing with chorizo from Argentina.... More 

Thank Eddie R
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

A great cash-only BYOB latin american cafe. Food is well-made of fresh ingredients, the server is attentive, great vegetarian dishes on the menu. I live close by and this cafe, together with Panchita's on Carrollton, are my favorites in the area.

Thank Anastasia K
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Came here after finding the restaurant on trip advisor. This place is quiet and charming, with excellent service. The food was delicious, most especially the caramel flan. We are so glad we stopped by here to eat.

Thank tdtakacs
Tifton, Georgia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Open on July 4th for breakfast/brunch - we wandered in looking for something different and were pleasantly surprised! Food was freshly prepared, great portions and seasonings were delicious. Salad greens were very fresh and colorful, and the black beans were the BEST we've ever eaten. Staff was friendly and attentive. Our only complaint was how warm the dining area was... More 

Thank CosmicMomof3
Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

What a wonderful find! Traveling to a city and state so far away from our own we were looking for somewhere that might have some food we were familiar with and I stumbled upon this wonderful little gem. Now my husband and his family are from El Salvador and are very picky about their Pupusas so I was a little... More 

Thank Mariah C
Houma, Louisiana
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Restaurant is located in a cluster of small local eateries off Carrolton Avenue in New Orleans. Being a Sunday, we picked it because it had a unique brunch menu posted in its window. I ordered the Steak and Eggs. Egg was prepared perfect. The beef was tender and tasty. The saffron rice was prepared great and the salad was particularly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8120 Hampson, New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-862-5252

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uptown / Carrollton
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