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Cafe Pontalba

) #298 of 1,538 Restaurants in New Orleans €€ - €€€ American, , Cafe
546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
+1 504-522-1180
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
09:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
€€ - €€€
546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
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1 - 10 of 673 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this place while strolling the French Quarter. We were checking out Jackson Square and figured we'd try it out since the location was so convenient. There were quite a few people in the restaurant so we thought, "Hey, the food must be pretty...More

Thank njb719
Reviewed yesterday

This place is good if you are looking for something yummy on Jackson Square. We ate here for lunch. My BBQ shrimp was great, but the caesar salad had too much dressing on it. I recommend getting any dressing on the side. All of our...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here for breakfast as it had a nice view and the doors are all opened. Had French toast and ice tea, both of which were ok but nothing special. Service was great and very friendly. I'd recommend it for a stop for a...More

Thank MontyCheltenham
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great people watching location but service rather poor compared to everywhere else and to be honest lacked meeting basic requirements. It's like they were not that bothered and one of the waiters hardly spoke and we struggled to hear him! Food wise it was ok...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ordered red beans and rice with sausage (bland) the crawfish étouffée ( over cooked and bland) the cheeseburger ( soggy and bland ) an the chicken and fries ( nothing special) so over all, it's edible but definitely nothing special :/

Thank Christina E
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love this place! It's usually one of my first dining spots upon visiting NOLA, as I truly believe their red beans and rice are among the best in the Quarter. They are not super-fancy, but the staff is always very friendly, and they are...More

Thank vampycat74
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a fun place to eat. It's right on Jackson Square and has French doors that open out to the sidewalk. We ate there during Tropical Storm Cindy, so we watched the blowing rain and people fighting with their umbrellas. They have delicious...More

Thank LHS329
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon entering the restaurant, I noticed the decor. It was so beautiful and just felt wonderful being there because all the windows were huge and open, and provided much needed air from the humid weather. The staff was very friendly and provided great service. I...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived for dinner, the place wasn't busy at all. That made me a little nervous but we were short on time so we weren't going to complain if that meant we could get in and out relatively fast. I found crab cakes on...More

Thank Courtney54476
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For some reason it didn't pull this restaurant up in TripAdvisor app when we were searching a Cajun restaurant while walking near Jackson Square. Luckily my hubby spotted it when looking for another restaurant. Oh my! Order the Cajun combination - jambalaya/ combo/ crawfish pie!...More

Thank Grace N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-1180
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