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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2015: Latin American


Brazilian Market & Cafe
2424 Williams Blvd., Suite N, Kenner, (504) 468-3533;
Pastel de carne are Brazilian-style beef empanadas in thin, fried dough. 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. $

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St., Metairie, (504) 885-6516
Shredded beef is simmered in red gravy and served with white rice and black beans. The Cuban sandwich combines ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, butter and mustard on pressed French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Country Flame
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138
Seafood soup brims with crabmeat, catfish, shrimp and fried plantains. Fried tilapia is topped with tomato sauce and served with fried plantains and white rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Coyote Blues
4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848;
The shrimp and crawfish chimichanga is a fried burrito stuffed with shrimp and crawfish in cream sauce, Mexican rice and chili con queso and served with two sides. The churrascaria platter features skewers of marinated beef, chicken, jumbo shrimp, jalapeno sausage, peppers and onions with chipotle cream sauce, chimichurri, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

La Macarena Pupeseria & Latin Cafe
8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252;
La Macarena serves pupusas, tapas and Caribbean plates and offers vegan options. Spanish-style garlic shrimp features sauteed shrimp served with garlic toast, salad and saffron rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $$

Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247;
The restaurant specializes in Colombian flatbread sandwiches known as arepas. Arepa carnicera is filled with skirt steak, red beans, avocado and plantains. Ceviche de camaron is made with jumbo shrimp, lemon and lime juices, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, jalapenos and avocado. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401;
Achiote-braised pork shoulder and grilled shrimp are served with lemon guajillo sauce, refried beans, queso fresca and orange and red onion salad. Rib-eye anticucho is served with bacon-wrapped quail and pork carnitas over saffron rice with crab and Spanish chorizo. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese
Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner
Filipino | Fondue | French | German | Greek | Indian & Pakistani
Irish | Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Mexican/Southwestern | Music and Food | Neighborhood
Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys | Seafood | Steakhouse
Tapas & Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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