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“Nice stop for a light tapas lunch on Magazine St.”

Baru Bistro & Tapas
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Ranked #248 of 2,044 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $6 - $26
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Neighborhood: Garden District
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Nice stop for a light tapas lunch on Magazine St. The Sangria is better than average. Loved the Mazorca (Roasted corn,salao cheese,pink mayo sauce,potato sticks) and the Guacabello (Grilled Portobello, avocado,olive oil, lime juice served on small pieces of fried bread).

The shrimp tacos were a miss, unfortunately. Nothing necessarily bad about them, just lacking flavor in the sauce and the shrimp were a bit overcooked.

Overall a pleasant experience with good food and even better service and staff.

Tip- If the weather is nice, this outdoor patio along Magazine St. is an amazing place to hang out, relax, eat slowly, and drink too much sangria.

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Thank PairOBears
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

My wife and I stopped here during a stroll down Magazine and were pleasantly surprised at the wonderful fare this place offered up. We started off with some great sangria and a well executed mojito. I had the fried oysters with cilantro aioli and caramelized onions which were fresh and delicious. We shared some of the mazorca (roasted corn and potato sticks with pink sauce) which was yummy and fun. We then grabbed some flank steak arepas, jerk tacos and some carne asada tacos that were a fresh break from the rich cuisine New Orleans can throw your way. The service was great and we sat on the sidewalk to make for some fun people watching. I wish I had this place to go to in Maine.

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Thank checkersthecat
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

So my party returned to Baru for the 2nd time (this was MY 5th) and everything was still top notch. This time they had a drink menu so alcohol can be purchased. I love their variety of tapas and the jerk chicken was still very good. We also ordered the churrasco steak, guacabello tapa, fried oyster tapa, mazorca tapa and the arepa tapa. The only other thing I can suggest is they change their menu every now-and-then or possibly offer a taste menu. Can't say enough great things about this place so don't just go, RUN there!!

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1  Thank wendy5o4
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great find for a lunch spot while shopping on Magazine Street. Excellent tapas with very fresh ingredients. Nice cocktails and wine list. Casual atmosphere-only negative- the uncomfortable chairs, worn out bottoms and you sit too low. A definite go back!

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Thank Colette W
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Our daughter lives in NO and we come here each time.....excellent food BYOB.... they now have a liquor license but you can pay corkage and bring wine. When the weather is good you can sit outside which opens up more tables. No reservations! The whole fish is amazing as is the churusco beef dish.....actually we have never ordered anything bad. Very reasonably priced, and in a hubby part of Magezine St. So if you don't like the wait, you can go somewhere else.

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Thank lovetodrive5214
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