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“worth the ride!!!!”

La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe
Ranked #436 of 2,018 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
Reviewed June 22, 2013

La Macarena is one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans. Manny, Miss Isabela and the rest of the gang make this a consistantly great place to eat. It is tiny, 6 four top, and 2 two top tables inside, and 2 outdoor tables. This isn't a bad thing though, it allows them to give everyone really great service and very expertly cooked food. There isn't anything I have tried that I haven't liked. From the vegetarian breakfast to the carne asada to the chicken soup (yes chicken soup!!!!) It is obvious in every bite that much fresh local food is used in the preparation of everything. They even make the agua fresca my personal favorite is the blackberry. I regret to say I have never had room to try dessert. So hop the St Charles streetcar up to the riverbed, and it's just a half a block away.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Just a little storefront in the New Orleans University district; great El Salavador/Guatamalen, Mexican menu. Best guacamole and closest approximation of a Ucheppo (food of the goods) I've had at lunch. Not too pricy but cash only

Thank John C
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

A great place to go if you want Latin American food, but are tired of just the standard Mexican menu. The bananas are incredible and the staff is helpful explaining the unique items on the menu.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The owner, Manny, sees to it that every guest has a great experience at La Maracena. The ingredients are top-notch and the flavors are as unique as they are delicious. The pupusas are perfect! The tamales are a hand crafted and time consuming delicious work of art. Everything we ate was great. We will be back!

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Thank Brad G
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wish I could remember the names of everything we ate. They were out of take home menus but check out the website. The food and service were excellent. Never had a pupusa, there great.

Thank nancy t
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