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“Keep walking....please.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Pontalba

Cafe Pontalba
546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321 (French Quarter)
504-522-1180
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Ranked #613 of 1,672 Restaurants in New Orleans
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Hollister, California
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“Keep walking....please.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Besides the random hostess snapping his fingers at us to get us to follow him to a table in the corner that was a good 45 degrees crooked,
our server was dirty with sores on his hand. Looked like he has not showered in days. No paper towels in bathroom, no napkins on the table. Serious consideration to leave before we even got our food. The host continued to clap is hands and snap his fingers at other customers throughout our meal like he was herding cattle. This place capitalizes on its location and that's it.

Now about the food. we kept it simple by ordering a shrimp poboy and an oyster poboy. Nothing special, big serving but very dry. The experience sucked and the food didn't make it much better below average. Go 100 yards up the road to the gumbo shop.

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Maryland
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“Great location and food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Located right in the center of it all. We were watching a street jazz band then walked right over to this location. The red rice and beans with sausage was Delish. As well as the Ragin Cajun pasta was amazing. Even the cheese burger was to die for. Moderately priced but not too bad.

Visited July 2014
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“Delish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A friendly, smiling waiter and delicious food put the Cafe Pontalba on my list of places I would visit again on my next trip. Try the Catfish Pecan -- you won't be sorry.

Visited July 2014
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“Great food, great atmosphere ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I ate here last week and had my first taste of Gator bites with the World Cup final on TV. The atmosphere in here was absolutely amazing and I don't think it had much to do with the game. The people are friendly and the food was delicious

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“Delicious breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate breakfast here our last morning and it was delicious. I recommend the crab cake Benedict! The staff was friendly, service was quick and the atmosphere was lovely. You won't be disappointed!

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