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4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 894-9800
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Too Good To Resist

I was in New Orleans visiting a friend last June. Both he and I are foodies so I made him start planning, waaayyyyy in advance, all of the New Orleans restaurants we should go to...particularly ethnic restaurants (my hometown has VERY few imaginative restaurants) whole I was there. I was looking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was in New Orleans visiting a friend last June. Both he and I are foodies so I made him start planning, waaayyyyy in advance, all of the New Orleans restaurants we should go to...particularly ethnic restaurants (my hometown has VERY few imaginative restaurants) whole I was there. I was looking forward to trying as many new places as possible.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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257 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were here for lunch with a bunch of friend and the service was so so. Our waitress clearly looked like she was high. We had a big order and she didn't even write it all down and when we asked her if she would be able to remember everything, her response was "Maybe" Food was at least decent.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Take a break from rich food to enjoy this authentic Middle Eastern fare. I had Dolmas and Tabouli both outstanding. This is a great place for a break while shopping on Magazine St.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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108 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Mona's Café This Light Middle Eastern Café as it describes itself is a Gem of a find. We called in because we saw the offer outside the building offering Lamb Shank, and being both English and home of the tastiest lamb you can buy plus longing for vegetables which should accompany this dish we entered. What a surprise when we... More 

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Portsmouth
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We just had the family there and it was great as always. We had the Mona's special swapping out the grape leaves for extra falafel. It is very good size and everything is excellent. We especially love their falafel. The beef shawarma and the gyro plate was extremely good as well. My only complaint is that there pita bread tends... More 

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42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Really high standard of Mezes available, all delicious. I recommend sharing the mixed appetiser, including flafel, hummus and baba ganoush. The halloumi cheese was excellent also. Hubby had the lamb plate with hummus, it was a great combination. Don't expect amazing surroundings but do expect excellent food.

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Bay City, Michigan
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24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ate at Mona's on two separate visits to New Orleans and we were very pleased with our meals both times. The falafel and hummus are outstanding and are highly recommended. One of the visits we actually got take out and everything was still delicious when we finally made it back to our hotel.

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Hinesburg, Vermont
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27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a good, inexpensive place to have lunch one rainy day. Well, we certainly lucked out when we stumbled upon Mona's. We shared the Lula kabob and chicken kabob, two wraps that were incredibly tasty and very filling--just what we wanted. The menu was varied and extremely reasonable. I would definitely go back again.

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New Orleans
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14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I go to Mona's on Banks Street often. This is my " I so don't want to cook" place. I always order the Mona's special. I adore everything that's included except for the stuffed grape leaves--they're sort of mushy. Whole foods has much better grape leaves. I also enjoy their gyros and shawrma. I find the prices to be quite... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Excellent server and good food. Ordered the lamb shank and hummus platter. Both were very good. Waitress was a doll. I would imagine finding food on Frenchmen St is pretty hit or miss and this was a hit. Thanks : ) As a note, Hubs was impressed and loved this meal!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: (504) 894-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Middle Eastern

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