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Baru Bistro & Tapas

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Garden District
Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Caribbean, Central American
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3700 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2637
+1 504-895-2225
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely love this place! I have been too many times to mention. They have the best margaritas in New Orleans. Our favorite app is the Guacabella, and second is the fried oysters. If the balcony is open you definitely want to sit there to eat. The location is also great, it's close to shops and many other bars and... More 

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, excellent food, fine environment - nothing to complain and I will come back, whenever in the area again.

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Thank motelloSE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for a private party. The food was really good and a fun atmosphere. Loved the steak skewers.

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Thank Celeste J
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Went for dinner at Baru and had the Fried Whole Fish. It was fantastic. Although it was fried it was not greasy at all and was paired with the most delicious coconut rice I have ever eaten. I love light white wines and even though the wine list is short they had some wonderful Spanish and Portuguese albarinos and verdejos.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had the skirt steak and mojitos....amazing food and great service by Hannah from Missouri!!!! :) definitely try the mango mojitos they are the perfect twist of islands and New Orleans

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Thank Billy S
Easton, Maryland
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

First, this is a very small and noisy place. The floor, walls and ceiling are unadorned hard stuff and the noise level is at the edge of my tolerance. Maybe just a noisy night, but, for me, a real problem. The drinks, a Mojito for me and Tequila for the Mrs were very good. The menu is smallish and features... More 

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Andalusia, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to Baru and it was delicious! We highly recommend stopping in for a meal or a taste of something wonderful!!! We got the ceviche and the lamb sliders. They were perfection!!! See pics

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Destrehan, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We eat at nice restaurants year-round, but this was my wife's choice for our anniversary dinner. And what a great choice it was. The menu,the fresh ingredients, the preparation, presentation, and service were all great. Many of the dishes we selected were seafood, and many of them were Caribbean in origin and spectacular in adaptation. We are not big drinkers... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Loved this place! Fresh. Fresh. Fresh flavors. Not your average tapas joint. Best I have experienced. Kids weren't excited about it but loved it because the food was SO good. Kind of small, not flashy. But cozy and serving VERY good food. Check it out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Had the mango avocado salad with vinagrette and it was delicious. The cocktail menu was good too, we tried several ones. Good price-value!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Caribbean, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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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  • 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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