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Zea's Cafe

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1655 Hickory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70123-2114
+1 504-738-0799
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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288 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly service. Good food. Had 3 sides which were excellent. Plenty of parking. Would eat here again.

Thank harmsenom
Metairie, Louisiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I just had dinner here and was oh so happy! I had the Thai rib stack appetizer with the sweet and spicy soy sauce. They were so tender and flavorful. My entrée was the beef sirloin topped with a mushroom and balsamic brown glace. It too was very tender and the glace was out of this world. I didn't leave... More 

Thank CC P
New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

On my latest dining experience at Zea's I started out with the appetizer of the Thai rib stack. They were great and had a sweet and spicy soy glaze that was finger licking good. My entrée was the 12 oz. rotisserie rib eye. It was grilled to perfection and had the best flavor. I chose the side dishes of roasted... More 

Thank m k
Harahan, Louisiana
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We were greeted as we came through the door . I ordered a spinach salad for my appetizer and some wet ribs with the corn grits as my entree everything was great .

Thank Michael C
River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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217 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Great rotisserie foods served in a very congenial atmosphere. Specials each day change so be sure to check them out. But don't forgo the Thai ribs...choose your sauce! Corn grits are not to be missed.

Thank CJB46
San Francisco, California
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124 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

The food is great. The barbeque ribs are excellent. You won't be able to eat it all. Bring your best appetite. The service was also excellent. Easy access by tram.

Thank Marcel S
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

I love Zea's. I go there every time I visit New Orleans. Their red beans and rice main dish that comes with chicken and sausage is fabulous but very filling. If you wanted a lighter lunch, do the side orders of red beans/rice, corn grits, and a 1/2 salad. Best meal ever!

Thank Author_Elaine
Cypress, Texas
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356 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

I ordered the Gulf fish tacos which were absolutely fantastic. It had a sweet vinegar slaw, Sriracha tartar sauce and seasoned redfish nuggets served with flour tortillas on the side. Oh my lord were they good. Finished it all off with a sweet potato bread pudding. It was huge and I mean huge. It had a caramelized pecans on top... More 

Thank Chuck L
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

this was my first visit per friends suggestion...was not sure about the grits but i am saddened that once i tasted them i didn't have a bigger bowl...i ordered it as a side dish and it was to die for...i also had the southern fried fish..was a little disappointed in this because of the size but the flavor was good...but... More 

Thank marie2theB
New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

BBQ ribs are a must! Zea's Cafe is a walking distance from home, and it is a great anytime meal option. The hummus is great for an appetizer, ribs, sweet potatoes and the cabbage are my favorite. The staff is very attentive and polite. You should try it at least once.

Thank Ssussy25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1655 Hickory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70123-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-738-0799

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