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Central Business District
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527 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3623 (Magazine)
+1 504-875-4132
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To say this was an unexpected delight is an understatement. My Danish colleagues had done the research and we were not disappointed. Mango/coconut milk/rum cocktail was the perfect accompaniment to the Burmese Fermented Tea Leaf Salad. I had to order this as I had never seen this on a menu before. Light, crunchy and soft at the same time and... More 

Thank hinemoa-auckland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice dinner at Carmo. The waiter and waitresses were very nice. We had three very good cocktails ($7-9), which were way better than the price would suggest. The team organized a table outside for us. We had a creole fish in sushi quality, which tasted good. As a main we had curry and wild boar. Water is... More 

Thank OMJC_the_tester
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A local recommended Carmo when I asked for a moderately priced, non-pretentious restaurant that was a little off the beaten path.

Thank mbelin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was skeptical when we walked in for our first lunch in New Orleans, but all I can say is awesome. The Tacu Tacu lunch special was a flavourful filling meal. I was looking forward to a Cajun meal and was not disappointed with the Peruvian influence... Great Lunch and great atmosphere

Thank Darrel M
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. My children and I are vegan and my husband is not. I had the Rico and he had the Kottu. We also had the cane sugar juice, quinoa balls and brussel sprouts(kids loved this) and i snagged some vegan chocolate cake and cherry chocolate cookies! We left out with... More 

Thank misslarece
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely not a typical NOLA restaurant. For sure its hippy dippy, but interesting menu and well executed. I had smoked fish fritters with spicy ailioli and a West Indies chicken curry. Both were really good and made skillfully. Only complaint was the Indian flatbread that came with the curry seemed more like a tortilla. I would return to... More 

Thank grenny1968
South Bend, Indiana
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was worried about finding good vegetarian food near my hotel during my recent visit. But there was Carmo, just a five-minute walk from the Courtyard by Marriott. With a Caribbean, South American, Southeast Asian theme, this place is great! Low key and cozy, but the food is over-the-top wonderful, and I don't know when I've ever seen such a... More 

Thank Don H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending 4 hours at the National WW2 Museum we wandered down the street and found this gem. We were able to sit outside on the street and soak up the sun. We ordered the Carmo salad, which was refreshing and flavorful, and the Rico sandwich, which isn't a sandwich at all, pulled pork, avocado, mango vinaigrette over a grilled... More 

Thank hedgiejill
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the plantain burger with the pork and it was like nothing I had ever had before and I loved it so much. I also had a glass of passion fruit juice. This place did not disappoint and I wish I could have gotten back during my stay.

Thank hest0405
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very casual place, billed as vegan, vegetarian & meat friendly. It does not have a vast menu, but the Esmeralda quinoa salad was truly outstanding (& I am not a huge quinoa fan)....our other items were also quite good & seemingly healthy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Seafood, Street Food, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-875-4132
Carmo is a New Orleans-based tropical restaurant and bar with a commitment to providing vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike with healthy and affordable dishes in a warm, friendly and casual atmosphere.
The menu is built upon the rich, multi-cultural culinary influences found throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, West Africa, Southeast Asian, Gulf South and beyond and features eclectic and traditional/traditionally-inspired dishes with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, as well as unique and little-known flavors from around the world. Exotic fruit such as juice of the cocoa fruit (cacau), cupuacu, graviola (sour sop), caja and caju infuse Carmo's juice and cocktail menu with exciting new flavors.

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

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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