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Mandina's

3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-9179
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Ranked #162 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Italian
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
St. James, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I never saw the word "FRIED" so much on virtually any other menu in the country. I'm surprised the salads weren't fried. This was a favorite place of our friends so we went with them and their recommendation. Never again. I was able to get a piece of grilled fish, which was dry and overcooked. The peas and green beans... More

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Biloxi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best kept secret from tourists although not intentionally but few guests to the city venture up Canal to sample the food at this New Orleans landmark!

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paris
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Red Beans and rice is on Monday. The traditional diner in NO on Monday night since years. Excellent also soft shell crab, is really fresh.

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Katy, Tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Red beans and rice is a Monday thing in NOLA, and Mandina's red beans & rice with veal cutlet is the BEST! You'll feel like a local and everyone is very friendly. Consistent food and good price. Can't wait to go back!

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Beaumont, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I just happened upon this restaurant after watching the World Cup final at a nearby pub. The ambience of the place was not exactly something to remember but who cares when the food is good. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeble of the items on the menu. I ordered the veal parmesan which was very good....the... More

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Maurice, Louisiana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you want good food this a great place. You can get local Italian, or Seafood. A little pricey but you will have a go plate to take with you.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is just such a solid New Orleans restaurant. The turtle soup, of course is legendary and rightfully so. The customers are so "New Orleans".

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Fresh seafood, ample portions, reasonable value, attentive wait staff. No negatives had the half loaf and it was huge, but flavorful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Growing up in NOLA my family ate here once a week. For the last fifty + years we have enjoyed the greatest food, ambience and service in the city. Now my children are still enjoying the very same. Even though we moved to Ohio 28 years ago this fantastic restaurant is offering the best the city has to offer. It... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great food, HUGE portions and friendly service. Mandina's is one of those places that looks like it did in 1950 - the decor is authentic New Orleans with lots of history along the walls. It's not fancy and you can pronounce everything on the menu. Simple, tasty food and fresh seafood. Great spaghetti which can feed two adults from one... More

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