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Latin American Restaurants in New Orleans
 

Latin American Restaurants in New Orleans

Latin American Restaurants in New Orleans

Along with a variety of other cuisines, New Orleans is home to an extensive selection of Latin American restaurants. With its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, NOLA has a long-standing history of delicious Latin American eateries serving both traditional and fusion cuisine.

Latin American restaurants are located throughout the city, so you can find a delicious meal in any neighborhood. Whether you are seeking a fine dining experience or a quick to-go meal, New Orleans has you covered. Visitors and locals alike enjoy New Orleans’ array of tapas, or Latin American small plates and appetizers that give diners a taste of every dish. If you are out late, you might just find one of our Latin American food trucks that service cuisine from Brazil, Cuba, and Argentina.

No matter what type of Latin American food you like, you will find something wonderful in New Orleans. From Cuban pulled pork to Jamaican jerk chicken, our restaurants provide diners with a wide variety of delicious offerings. Many restaurants offer extensive wine lists with selections from Argentina and Chile, so you can pair that perfect bottle with your meal. Browse our list below to find the Latin American restaurant that is perfect for you.

New Orleans Latin American Restaurants
The Rum House
3128 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 302-9674
www.therumhouse.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American
Baru Bistro & Tapas
3700 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 895-2225

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Spanish, Contemporary, Tapas/Small Plates, Latin/South American

Description: Baru offers absolutely delicious tapas and entrees with Latin-Caribbean flair.
The Pupusa Lady
2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Roux Carre, New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 309-2073
www.rouxcarre.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Latin/South American
Ariaane
634 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 510-5222
www.ariaane.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American
La Casita Taqueria
8400 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 826-9913
www.eatlacasita.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Vegetarian, Latin/South American
Mayas
2027 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 309-3401
mojitoland.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Spanish, Latin/South American

Description: Mayas Restaurant and Bar features and airy and attractive dining area with full service bar, creating a defined, yet decidedly relaxed atmosphere. Serving some of the best Latin American food in the city, Mayas is fast becoming the place to go for Arroz (Seafood Paella), Pinchos (Skewers), Copan Ribeye, Lechon Pork, or the many other delicacies that Latin American cuisine has to offer.
Sarita's Grill
4520 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 324-3562

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American

Description: Sarita’s Grill is a Mexican and Cuban restaurant located on Feret Street in uptown. This is a local eatery, but customers rave that Sarita’s deserves all the praise it receives. There is a strong local following of regulars at Sarita’s and they love the fish tacos and fried yucca, in addition to the homemade guacamole and complimentary queso dip. If you are on the search for hidden favorite places to eat in NOLA, Sarita’s is a must!
Tito's Ceviche & Pisco
5015 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 267-7612
www.titoscevichepisco.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American
Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-6247

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American, Gluten-Free

Description: In Latin America, Arepas are large, circular corn cakes that are served sandwich-style and hot off the griddle. Mais Arepas serves over-stuffed arepas with exciting and delicious ingredient combinations, including chorizo with puréed avocado and mozzarella or pulled pork with caramelized onions (all arepas are served alongside fried plantains). This friendly, cozy eatery is inspired by colorful Columbian culture. In addition to arepas, Mais Arepas serves fruity and eclectic South American drinks, such as dragon fruit cosmos and blood orange frutinis. Regulars at Mais Arepas suggest first-timers try the sampler plate with a trio-assortment of mini arepas.
14 Parishes
1638 Clio St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 814-1490
www.14parishes.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Vegetarian, Latin/South American, Vegan
Johnny's Jamaican Grill
2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Roux Carre, New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 309-2073
www.rouxcarre.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American
Carmo
527 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 875-4132
www.CafeCarmo.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Vegetarian, Health Food, Latin/South American, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Juice Bar

Description: Carmo is a New Orleans-based tropical restaurant and bar with a commitment to providing vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike with healthy and affordable dishes in a warm, friendly and casual atmosphere. The menu is built upon the rich, multi-cultural culinary influences found throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, West Africa, Southeast Asian, Gulf South and beyond and features eclectic and traditional/traditionally-inspired dishes with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, as well as unique and little-known flavors from around the world. Exotic fruit such as juice of the cocoa fruit (cacau), cupuaçu, graviola (sour sop), caja and caju infuse Carmo's juice and cocktail menu with exciting new flavors.
Coco Hut
2515 Bayou Rd., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 945-8788

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American

Description: Coco Hut offers made to order meals with Caribbean flair, like spicy jerk shrimp or chicken. Be sure to try to their cane juice!
Fritai
2381 St. Claude Ave., St. Roch Market, New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
www.strochmarket.com

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American
La Cocinita
(504) 309-5344
www.lacocinitafoodtruck.com

Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Latin/South American, Food Truck

Description: La Cocinita, "The Litte Kitchen" in Spanish, serves fresh, authentic, gourmet food from Latin America. From traditional Mexican tacos, to South American arepas and patacones, this food truck allows you to customize your order to suit all tastebuds. The truck's schedule changes daily, so be sure to check out their website for its current location!
Fiesta Latina
133 N Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 484-0999

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American

Description: Fiesta Latina is a family-owned Mexican and Central American restaurant serving up traditional cuisine. The restaurant in located just outside of New Orleans in Kenner, which is conveniently located near many hotels and Louis Armstrong International Airport. The menu offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including huevos rancheros, tamales, and steaming fajitas. Fiesta Latina has half-priced margarita specials on Tuesdays (only $2.50!) and happy hour deals Monday-Friday from 3-6.
Empanada Intifada
(504) 684-5358
www.empanadaintifada.com

Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Latin/South American, Food Truck
 
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