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“Great food and location, step up the service!”
Review of Carmo

Ranked #13 of 1,954 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: Brazilian, Caribbean, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Cross street: Magazine
Description: 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.
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
24 reviews
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“Great food and location, step up the service!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The restaurant was buzzing and obviously a popular place. I found it by searching for vegan restaurants in New Orleans and saw Carmo had earned a 2014 award from Trip Advisor.

The food was outstanding and they offered a fantastic variety of vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes. My parents were not disappointed with their dishes (ham sandwich and chicken salad) and I had an open faced vegan "pork" Rico sandwich, young coconut cut open for the water. I even took a piece of vegan banana cake for the road.. Very moist and sweet!

Everyone's portions were large and the prices were decent. Service was lacking with a long wait time for the food and no server. We stood in a line to order food, seated ourselves and food was delivered.

For the price, I'd expect a dedicated server, but I will go back for the food!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank jooleanne
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“Sustainable seafood for the win!!!”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I was actually attracted to their collection of exotic fruits since I am from a tropical country myself. Listening to the owner's goal and mission for making the restaurant sustainable is beautiful. Nothing makes you feel better than enjoying fresh food while supporting local business and local fishery. Most dishes are light to the stomach AND DON'T FORGET TO TRY THE DRINKS OH MY GOD IT WAS HEAVEN

Interior design is a mix of exotic decors that bring a nostalgic feeling. It is quite random but otherwise very fun to the eyes.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ruiki T
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CafeCarmo, Owner at Carmo, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi Jooleanne,
Thanks for visiting us, we're happy you enjoyed the food. We don't have any plans to offer full wait service at this point, as we would definitely have to raise the prices a good bit. Though we serve the same quality of food (or better) as other local "hi-end" establishments, we're charging and average of 20-30% less than they are, which is why you can get an entree for less than $15 on our evening menu, and quite a bit cheaper at lunch. We hope you'll visit us again soon!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Healthy Food”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

After several hearty (heavy?) meals in a row in New Orleans it was a real relief to find this place. The food is super fresh with lots of flavour, the juices are amazing - all in all, its just what you want after walking around in the heat and humidity all day.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank toast#21
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good wholesome food”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had lots of fried food and wanted something 'green'. Our hotel Concierge told us about this restaurant but said he had not tried it.
It was a great find, really good food and excellent service.

Visited June 2014
Thank HarryHazel
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Fremont, California
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“Good vegetarian options”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My wife & I had lunch here. Compared to some of the other vegetarian restaurants in New Orleans, we were not as impressed with the food, but it was good, service was friendly, & it came fast. I would recommend this for healthy good vegetarian food.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank MihirMeghani
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