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Mona's Cafe

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Garden District
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4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
+1 504-894-9800
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Yakutsk, Sakha, Russia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The attitude of the waitress was awful and they charge for extra lemons if you ask for some without telling you that in advance. When we saw the surprise in the bill, we told the waitress that she should say in advance and then she answered, "well the lemons are not for free". So unpolite.

Thank Vera D
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143 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I was actually on my way to grab lunch somewhere else when Mona's caught my eye like a beacon in the night. I quickly turned around and found myself here in a fairly empty restaurant at around 2 pm on a weekday. I sat down and the waiter (owner) came over quickly to take care of me. I knew exactly... More 

Thank Marielle S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Always visit the place when we are in town. Not stuffy or hoitie toitie. We visited on a Saturday night. Thank goodness they stayed open until 10:00 pm.

Thank Pat N
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Fine for grabbing a bite to eat while shopping Magazine street. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Very good value.

Thank NatchezWishin
Vero Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Another great spot to grab a middle Eastern lunch option when visiting the Convention Center. Go for it!

Thank FloridianJerseyans
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150 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

My husband and I had early dinner here. We both had the gyros plate -- very large with lots of meat, big salad, hummus and pita bread. I thought it was really delicious. Server was very good.

Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

My wife and I remembered Mona's (on Frenchmen St) from a previous visit to NOLA and made a point of going back on a return visit to the city. We had a very tasty lamb shank special which we thought could be enhanced with a touch more spice. We asked for some chili sauce and got a little cup of... More 

Thank David K
Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We had a good lunch for a good price, on the other hand the place is not really nice but you can forget that when you see the food.

Thank Luis F
Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

There are several Mona's Cafes in NOLA. I've frequented this one on Magazine for the past year. I'm addicted to their Shawarma platter. The salad is delicious and so is there hummus. I've ordered take out a dozen times and never had a problem, however, the one time I chose to dine in their service was terrible. Not sure if... More 

Thank Roderick M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

I was in New Orleans visiting a friend last June. Both he and I are foodies so I made him start planning, waaayyyyy in advance, all of the New Orleans restaurants we should go to...particularly ethnic restaurants (my hometown has VERY few imaginative restaurants) whole I was there. I was looking forward to trying as many new places as possible.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-894-9800

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

Neighbourhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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