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Buffa's Bar & Restaurant

) #133 of 1,538 Restaurants in New Orleans ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-949-0038
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (5 reviews)
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“gator balls” (13 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it's been a few years, Buffa's is ALWAYS one of my favorite stops while in NOLA. On the corner of Esplanade and Burgundy, Buffa's offers great drinks, great conversation and great food too! There's a back room with live music, and they do brunch...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly, they had some of the best burgers I have ever had in my life. If you're in the area definitely check them out, you will not be disappointed!

1  Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this place as it was near where we were staying and it was a great find. The food was fab - homemade local dishes which were such good value.......I loved the beans and sausage. Staff were friendly and there was a good choice...More

1  Thank PurplePoodle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buffa's is on Esplanade just south (?) of Rampart at Burgundy. Has been a going business since 1939. A pleasant neighborhood joint with good food and booze. Many times there is live jazz in the late afternoon and evening. Open 24/7, don't know if they...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this place from a bartender in town. Locals place. Kind of place we look for when we are visiting. Great red beans and rice (get the sausage with it) and killer hot wings. Spicy/tasty. Music was great too. Will be back...More

1  Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buffa's was located 2 1/2 blocks from our vacation rental (booked on Trip Advisor) and became our favorite hangout. We were there twice and were made to feel like regulars by the fabulous barmaid/waitress named Kelly. The second time she remembered us and what drink...More

1  Thank Dan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hidden, local bar/restaurant! We ordered a cup of the étouffée, jambalaya, red beans and rice with the smoked sausage, and the red fish platter. We ordered the garlic vinaigrette for our side salad that came with the platter. Yummy intro to a great meal....More

1  Thank AmeliaDavidR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Esquire magazine rated Buffa's one of the top dive bars in the country. We went during Mardi Gra. Great food but I remember a special cheesecake that brought tears to my eyes. When they have music it is like a neighborhood event reminds me of...More

1  Thank TallSocrates
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We chose this place as it was close and had food and beer, but it had so much more, soul, atmosphere, a kind waitress, just what we wanted from a southern bar and restaurant. I'll visit again!

1  Thank Glitterlouise
Reviewed 19 June 2017

My family was staying a few blocks away in The Marigny, so we had dinner at Buffa's two evenings during our week-long New Orleans vacation. On our first visit, our 3-person "advance party" sat in the front bar & was served by the bartender. Piped-in...More

1  Thank JMCSTL
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-949-0038
  • E-mail
On the Border of the Quarter since 1939, Buffa's Bar & Restaurant provides a true New Orleans neighborhood bar experience! Live music 6 days a week! Open 24/7.
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