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Mona's Cafe & Deli

3901 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6914 (Mid-City)
(504) 482-7743
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New Orleans
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195 reviews 195 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Our go to Lebanese place is Lebanon Cafe on South Carrollton. They are great for everything except for their meats which, despite complaints, tend to be considerably overcooked. Mona's (at least on Banks, is a mirror image. Their lamb is outstanding, perfectly cooked, while everything else is more average. The "Lamb Kebab" was excellent, but the "Arabic Salad" was entirely... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Having worked in the Middle East finding this was great. The food And service was great. Great place to try middle eastern food.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stopped here from reviews on TA. Very good food, with the exception of dry chicken. Great flavor, but very dry. I think we will return. I was pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem.

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Abilene, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Mona's is tucked away on Banks Street off of Carrollton Ave. and is truly a neighborhood place. The restaurant is attached to a comprehensive store full of international specialty food items. We were greeted warmly and received helpful advice from the server on the menu. The interior is quiet and peaceful - nothing fancy, but we enjoyed it. The food... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

The food is wonderful. Best hummus anywhere. Excellent apps. Great quality, really good swarma. Falafel etc excellent. The bonus is the grocery store. You can buy everything yummy for your house! Cheese, olives, dates, grape leaves, pits: everything. Love it!

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Sacramento, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

After stumbling in and out of a few other restaurants, including Praline Connection, we continued on our journey for a truly vegetarian meal. We ended up at Mona's. At the start, when we walked in--it was a large open space with smiling faces to greet us at the door. The menu was filled with veggie options. We ordered two spinach... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

If I'm not eating Mona's delicious hummus, baba ganouj, or flafel, then I'm at the grocery, which boasts perhaps the best international foods section in the city. From olive oil, to pistacios, to hookah's, you can find it at Mona's grocery. They also have the cheapest selection of nuts and herbs in town, along with fresh daily pita bread. I'm... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My family and I live with the understanding that there seems to be no functioning health department in New Orleans, where we live, and take some risks when it comes to eating out. With that said tonight was too much! We got some take out from Mona's Cafe of Carrollton Ave; as we were eating I found a half dissolved... More

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very old school and laid back, but the food portions are huge and so cheap! The waitress' were nice too, recommending some good choices

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

i've been going to mona's since back when it still looked like the gas station that it once was and the only seating was out doors because the kitchen and bakery took up all of the building. its since changed with a large indoor seating area but they still have outdoor seating and thats where you'll find me except on... More

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Additional Information about Mona's Cafe & Deli

Address: 3901 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6914
Phone Number: (504) 482-7743
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: African, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

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