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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pupusas” (15 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (4 reviews)
“plantains” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8120 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1026
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The food is made from scratch while you wait. The food is excellent, but don't come here if you are in a hurry. The owner is there--maybe he was the only one there. The place is tiny, only a few tables. We were there later...More

Thank renbody
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

I wanted home made food after arriving on my first day in New Orleans and I couldn't have picked a better spot! Authentically delicious pupusas and a fresh passion fruit lemonade really hit the spot. The food is excellent and the service was very personal...More

Thank emryspendragon
Reviewed January 22, 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 January 13, 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

Thank travelmad478
Reviewed December 12, 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 August 7, 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 June 15, 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 April 9, 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 March 28, 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 March 27, 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
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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, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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