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Mona's Cafe

4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 894-9800
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Ranked #352 of 1,605 restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Middle Eastern
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

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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UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

You can find good food here. The salad is not much but the lamb and humus or Sharma are very good. Service could be a lot better, we had a guy that seemed bored and kind of hurried us. Improvement needed in the cleaning department, the dining area and especially the bathrooms. I'm always thinking how is everything in the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a terrific place to eat. Reasonablly priced, great food and really goo service. WE had the labneh, which was a little on the tangier side (awesome!)...my wife had the lamb kabobs and I had the gyro platter. We will be back!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

looking for difficult ingredients? craving labna or looking for cheap olive oil in bulk? this is the place to go. seems like restaurant prices are going up, but the delivery guy is cute :)

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I am such a huge fan of this resturant.. Amazing. Just a little hurried service but other than that.. WOW>>

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