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Mona's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Garden District
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4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
+1 504-894-9800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service was great. My wife had the falafel plate and the Arabic salad. I had the lamb shish kebab. Both were excellent. We will definitely return the next time we are in New Orleans.

Thank Conor R
Yakutsk, Sakha, Russia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

The attitude of the waitress was awful and they charge for extra lemons if you ask for some without telling you that in advance. When we saw the surprise in the bill, we told the waitress that she should say in advance and then she answered, "well the lemons are not for free". So unpolite.

Thank Vera D
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162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2016

I was actually on my way to grab lunch somewhere else when Mona's caught my eye like a beacon in the night. I quickly turned around and found myself here in a fairly empty restaurant at around 2 pm on a weekday. I sat down and the waiter (owner) came over quickly to take care of me. I knew exactly... More 

Thank Marielle S
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Always visit the place when we are in town. Not stuffy or hoitie toitie. We visited on a Saturday night. Thank goodness they stayed open until 10:00 pm.

Thank Pat N
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Fine for grabbing a bite to eat while shopping Magazine street. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Very good value.

Thank NatchezWishin
Vero Beach, FL
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Another great spot to grab a middle Eastern lunch option when visiting the Convention Center. Go for it!

Thank FloridianJerseyans
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166 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015

My husband and I had early dinner here. We both had the gyros plate -- very large with lots of meat, big salad, hummus and pita bread. I thought it was really delicious. Server was very good.

Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2015

My wife and I remembered Mona's (on Frenchmen St) from a previous visit to NOLA and made a point of going back on a return visit to the city. We had a very tasty lamb shank special which we thought could be enhanced with a touch more spice. We asked for some chili sauce and got a little cup of... More 

Thank David K
Bogota, Colombia
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60 reviews
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a good lunch for a good price, on the other hand the place is not really nice but you can forget that when you see the food.

Thank Luis F
Wichita, Kansas
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2015

There are several Mona's Cafes in NOLA. I've frequented this one on Magazine for the past year. I'm addicted to their Shawarma platter. The salad is delicious and so is there hummus. I've ordered take out a dozen times and never had a problem, however, the one time I chose to dine in their service was terrible. Not sure if... More 

Thank Roderick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-894-9800
Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

Neighborhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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