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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide: Latin American Restaurants in New Orleans


Baru Bistro & Tapas
3700 Magazine St., (504) 895-2225;
Whole fried Gulf white fish is served with coconut rice, patacones, double-fried plantains and coleslaw salad with mango. Peruvian ceviche features Gulf fish, aji amarillo (yellow chile pepper), cilantro, pickled onions, avocado and choclo (large-grain Andean corn) in spicy leche de tigre marinade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Brazilian Market & Cafe
2424 Williams Blvd., Suite N, Kenner, (504) 468-3533;
Coxinha are deep-fried fritters made with spiced and floured shredded chicken. Feijoada is a traditional black bean and pork stew made with salted pork, smoked pork ribs and smoked sausage and served with collard greens, orange slices and rice sprinkled with tapioca flour (farofa). Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132;
Though its foundation is Brazilian cuisine, Carmo offers a diverse menu. West African smoked fish is served with a ginger-tomato-chili sauce. Chicken curry is done in the style of Kerala, an area on India's southwestern coast. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Country Flame
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138
Ropa vieja is a traditional Cuban version of stewed shredded beef served over rice. The Cuban pressed sandwich is filled with ham, roasted pork and cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Cafe
8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252;
This casual eatery specializes in El Salvadoran pupusas and offers dishes from an array of Latin cuisines. Stewed chicken and vegetables are served in Mayan red sauce and served over Saffron rice with salad. Tamales are filled with chicken, pork, vegetables or sweet corn. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Cash only. $$

Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247;
Ceviche de Camaron
is made with jumbo shrimp, lemon and lime juice, tomatos, red onions, cilantro, jalapenos and avacado. The arepas carnicera is filled with skirt steak, red beans, avocado and ripe plantains. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401;
Chilean sea bass is topped with soft-shell crab and served with savory soy sauce, Gulf shrimp, asparagus, jasmine rice and jalapeno sazon sauce. The sesame seed soft-shell crab appetizer is served with organic mixed greens, pico de gallo, jalapeno and savory soy sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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