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La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe

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US$8 - US$20
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Tropical Organic Chicken & Avocado Salad
hearts of palm, avocado, salsa, slaw, cucumbers & tomatoes
Ceviche De Camarones Salvadoreño
salvadorean shrimp ceviche
Beef Brisket Salad
warm hand pulled brisket tossed with organic mixed greens, tomatoes & red onions in house dressing
Tropical Shrimp & Avocado Salad
hearts of palm, avocado, salsa, slaw, cucumbers & tomatoes
combination plates served with amazon sweet fried plantains and homemade black refried beans
Add Cheese, Pork Or Shrimp $1.0
Pupusa Platter
three traditional pupusas.
Pupusas & Chicken Flautas
two traditional pupusas and three organic chicken flautas.
Pupusas & Beef Enchilada (tostada)
two traditional pupusas and one beef enchilada (tostada)
Vegetariano Delight
one sweet corn tamale and two cheese/vegetable pupusas
El Gran Vegetariano
one sweet corn tamale, one cheese pupusa and one guacamole enchilada
Salvadorean Tamal & Pupusa Platter
one organic chicken tamale, two traditional pupusas
one traditional pupusa, two organic chicken flautas and one enchilada (tostada)
add refried beans & sweet fried plantains to any dinner plate for only $2
Mayan Style Roasted Turkey Sandwich
hand-pulled slow and tender oven roasted turkey and gravy, served with chips
Isabela's Mayan Stewed Chicken
chunks of organic chicken breast, potatoes, string beans in pungent mayan spices sauce served over saffron rice, salad and garlic bread
Pan Seared Flounder Filet
latin style pan seared flounder topped with salsa, served with saffron rice and tropical salad
Jumbo Spanish Garlic Shrimp
succulent large sauteed shrimp served with saffron rice, salad and garlic toast
Grilled Chicken Topped With Garlic Shrimp
latin style marinated organic chicken breast and shrimp, served with saffron rice & salad
Ropa Vieja/carne Deshilada
sauteed hand-pulled brisket, served with sweet fried plantains, refried beans, saffron rice & salad
Signature Carne Asada/chargrilled Beef Tenderloin
marinated and grilled salvadoran-cut beef tenderloin, served with saffron rice, salad and garlic bread
Carne Asada & Argentinian Chorizo Mixed Grill
petit filet mignon and chorizo served with saffron rice and salad
Homemade Spanish Flan
Traditional Tres Leches Cake
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing food, plenty of vegan options, cute space, friendly service, and $2 pupusas on Wednesdays!! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hanna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Macarena never disappoints. They care about their ingredients and it shows. Plenty of gluten free and vegan options. Definitely worth a visit whenever you’re uptown!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Yonstarr
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Manny was the ultimate host and very helpful with food suggestions. We had the sea bass special which was great and all of the extras were almost too much. The guacamole was the best we have had in town. Worth the trip for just that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Thomas D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

What a delightful evening! I went with some old friends, one of whom knows the owner of this establishment, and we sampled many of the dishes. We shared the ceviche & guacamole, which were perfectly done. The owner described an extremely high quality steak he...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Justine D
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

It was our first visit so Manny (the owner) gave us some suggestions. The T-bone steak, black beans and plantains are amazing! It is cash only and very limited seating. Very casual too, wear flip flops & shorts and felt right at home.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Best black beans! Best pupusas! Best tamales! Everything is fresh:the veggies, the fruit, the eggs, the meat and seafood... and sourced locally too! It all tastes so clean: not too much salt, nothing too heavy, just full of flavor!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank bechizzy
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The place is cute, the owner extremely friendly and the food is fantastic.. what else is there to say?

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Denise N
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Sarah M
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