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Baru Bistro & Tapas

3700 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2637
+1 504-895-2225
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (44 reviews)
“arepas” (13 reviews)
“fried oysters” (13 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Hours
Latin, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Colombian, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3700 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2637
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad I tried this place for lunch while strolling on Magazine Street. It’s not much to look at but the food is fantastic. I struggled deciding on what I wanted as everything on the menu looked delicious. I started with a blueberry mojito and...More

Thank Nandi S
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I can’t pronounce anything correctly, but everything we ordered was great- 3 different cocktails (margarita, something with cilantro, and 1 with passion fruit) and 2 tapas (goat cheese crostini and fried oysters)

Thank O3672RJcherylb
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A very special treat to find the taste of costal Colombia in New Orleans. Absolutely wonderful! We will be back soon.

Thank Brad F
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I was working in the area and stopped in to try a new place. The outdoor seating was nice on a pretty day! I had the Pepeada (chicken and avocado) Arepa and the Tostones with Chimichurri. The food was wonderful, but the Arepa was kind...More

Thank Jennifer Z
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had lunch here last Saturday and everything was delicious and so different tasting. I also, had the best Pisco Sour I've had outside South America. The Tapas are very substantial, so I would advise 2 rather than 3 per person. A little bit pricy,...More

Thank Agnesbythesea
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We stopped in to have a late lunch/snack in the afternoon and Baru did not disappoint. The worst thing about the place was how hard it was to decide what to get. Needless to say, a light afternoon late lunch turned into a pretty filling...More

Thank msudawg12
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Enjoy a sampling of great small places. Service is great and allows you to simply enjoy your food and conversation. Always fresh and seasonal.

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Beautifully prepared and presented food and cocktails. A brief menu that focus send on quality throughout. Not a single quibble.

Thank Winchwench
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were a little worried that reservations were so easy to come by on a Saturday night but the menu read so well we decided to give it a try on our one night in New Orleans. Are we glad we did. To start, the...More

1  Thank Codeedo
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch. I ordered the Coriander Shrimp salad. The shrimp was perfectly seasoned and sauteed. The garlic ranch combined with the kale for a delicious salad. The grapefruit and fried shallots provided just the right amount of citrus and crunch....More

Thank luv4phood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2637
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-895-2225
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