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Mona's Cafe

3901 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6914
+1 504-482-7743
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (17 reviews)
“shawarma” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Deli, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
3901 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6914
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

We visited the outlet at the food court at Port of New Orleans Plaza. The food was okay, nothing exceptional. Honestly, we chose it because (a) they had gluten free, and (b) it was the shortest line. Paid $27 for 2 chicken schwarma dishes and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Donna S
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here today! Great atmosphere and true authentic food! The hummus was fantastic and really enjoyed the tea as well! Friendly service! Will be back!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nolaprincess
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Mona's serves terrific standard Mediterranean fare at good prices. Yesterday I had the shish kabob plate which is beef, pita, hummus and salad with a dressing. The beef was well seasoned and tender. My wife had the chicken dish (it might have been swarma) which...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank pmbarr9
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We were the only table in the restaurant. The food was terrific. I had a gyro with lamb and my daughter had a fallafal gyro....everyone was thrilled. The only negative was the cheap powdered lemon tea which they gladly switched for Dr Pepper. Find this...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Frkris
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Great falafel, hummus and Tabouli. I ate the combo with shawarma and gyros. The portions are generous there not one thing we ate that we didn’t like. It is off the beaten path for tourists, except for AirBn’Bers in this up and coming neighborhood. Although...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jstamilio
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

The service is excellent. The portions are generous and the food is heavenly. I had sauteed vegetables with feta and basmati rice. My husband had Lula kabob!🍴🍴We highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Theresa C
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Love, love, love the food and the people are friendly. Great for vegetarians also. So many great choices.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Suzi W
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Having 4 locations in New Orleans, Mona's location at 3901 Banks Street is of the best, reasonably priced, and popular restaurants in mid-city New Orleans. The cuisine is Middle Eastern and is true to that. Not being a meat eater, I found several selections on...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank luvnglife
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

This is my first time at Mona Cafe and the food was good and quantity enough for one person. I would recommend giving it a try if you really like to experience different kind of food.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Eman F
Reviewed June 8, 2017

I used to live in the Middle-East, and was really looking forward to eating here. Unfortunately, my chicken was so dry that it stuck in my throat when I tried to swallow it, so I literally had to wash it down with lots of water....More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank mona-isabella
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3901 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6914
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
  • Neighbourhood: Mid-City
  • Phone Number: +1 504-482-7743
Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.
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