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El Libre

3151 Calhoun St, New Orleans, LA 70125
+1 504-309-2699
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado salad” (6 reviews)
“cubano” (7 reviews)
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Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3151 Calhoun St, New Orleans, LA 70125
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A simple menu done well, a killer bar and great vibe make this a wonderful casual stop for some very fresh Cuban food. Our group split an avocado salad and we had a shredded chicken platter, Cuban sandwich and pulled pork sandwich. All were great....More

Thank HebbieDacker
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had the Cuban sandwich. It was okay but nothing like a real Cuban sandwich... it was also pretty small for the price. We would not come back.

Thank evelyneb720
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I am so excited that this tasty restaurant has made its way out of the French Quarter and into the fold of Uptown. I LOVED El Libre when I visited their French Quarter location, but I rarely found myself in the area whenever a craving...More

Thank mariellemusing
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Wonderful breakfast. Cost effective. Coffee was good. Very attractive pastry options . I had the avocado omelette with feta ...it was awesome.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Reading about this place online, I could not wait to arrive from Kansas. The big draw was the Hemingway-related drinks and script on the wall. Upon arriving, we were shocked at how small it was. It was just and two workers in there and it...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Located in a neighborhood area. Please beware that this is a new location and is not accurate on the link from TripAdvisor for directions. TripAdvisor has the old location. The atmosphere was very simplistic consisting of a counter from which to order, a small bar...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We were looking forward to trying this restaurant. The space and atmosphere were nice with a little bar on the side. However, the meats were all cooked to a grey stringy mass. This was even true of the pork on the Cuban sandwich and the...More

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We love this food, they really know how to cook great Cuban sandwiches. The mojito's are also very authentic and tasted just like the ones we got at the Floradita in Old Havannah!!

Thank stacycal
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I am writing about the new location at 3151 Calhoun Street. We went there last week and had a great time. We had rope vieja with black beans, rice and plantains and it was so good we went back that night and had a cuban...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Will not recommended to no one , this restaurant is just a Cuban name, place to eat, the food is a weird imitation of a Cuban Dish, the Cuban coffee is just to watery , thumbs downnnnn

Thank Douglas045
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 13
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3151 Calhoun St, New Orleans, LA 70125
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-309-2699
A Creole Caribbean restaurant featuring Cuban inspired cuisine with a New Orleans twist. Located in Uptown New Orleans.
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