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La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe

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8120 Hampson, New Orleans, LA 70118
(504)862-5252
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love LOVE this place!!!

This is a small family owned restaurant where everything is prepared fresh in house. Our waiter - Jonathan - was so friendly and helpful. Miss Isabela was also very sweet and friendly. They are willing to make any changes you want and are eager to please. The food was AMAZING! The BEST pupusas I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
Cinda10
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a small family owned restaurant where everything is prepared fresh in house. Our waiter - Jonathan - was so friendly and helpful. Miss Isabela was also very sweet and friendly. They are willing to make any changes you want and are eager to please. The food was AMAZING! The BEST pupusas I have ever had. They have a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant was delicious. My mom and I were looking for Salvadorian food and found this cute little restaurant. The hostess/waitress was very nice and answered all our questions. Their yellow rice was delicious. I had never order pupusas that came with a side of rice, beans, and salad. At first I though two pupusas wasn't going to be enough... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We rode the trolley down to check out a more touristy restaurant around the corner on the recommend of a friend, but when we got there the line was out the door and the menu didn't seem worth the wait. So we wandered around the corner and stopped at this little unassuming spot and were blown away. Everyone was extremely... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

La Macarena is one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans. Manny, Miss Isabela and the rest of the gang make this a consistantly great place to eat. It is tiny, 6 four top, and 2 two top tables inside, and 2 outdoor tables. This isn't a bad thing though, it allows them to give everyone really great service and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Just a little storefront in the New Orleans University district; great El Salavador/Guatamalen, Mexican menu. Best guacamole and closest approximation of a Ucheppo (food of the goods) I've had at lunch. Not too pricy but cash only

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New Orleans, LA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

A great place to go if you want Latin American food, but are tired of just the standard Mexican menu. The bananas are incredible and the staff is helpful explaining the unique items on the menu.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The owner, Manny, sees to it that every guest has a great experience at La Maracena. The ingredients are top-notch and the flavors are as unique as they are delicious. The pupusas are perfect! The tamales are a hand crafted and time consuming delicious work of art. Everything we ate was great. We will be back!

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Wish I could remember the names of everything we ate. They were out of take home menus but check out the website. The food and service were excellent. Never had a pupusa, there great.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Every appetizer and entree we shared between 6adults and two children were truley enjoyed by all! food suggestions were taken from owner and everyone loved the fish special to the delicious homemade black beans!! The small little lady was so sweet and kind with her beautiful accent! We will be back with our friends from out of town, when they... More 

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Terrebonne, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Im vegetarian and it can be hard to find good vegan food. Their vegan burrito was simply amazing, the best i ever eaten and Im serious here. The size was huge and the prices are OK, around 10$ a plate. The owner and waiters are great. I was travelling and i got lost. The owner actually drove me back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8120 Hampson, New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: (504)862-5252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Latin
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?