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TA DA! TaCreole Café Now Open on Canal Street!

TaCreole Restaurant Interior
TaCreole Café is located just across the street from the French Quarter in the HI New Orleans Hostel.

You know how, when you find a fabulous little restaurant in New Orleans nobody’s ever heard of, you can’t wait to get the word out? That’s how the staff at NewOrleansRestaurants.com feels about TaCreole Café, the new not-just-taco place on Canal Street (their entrance is around the corner on Rampart). This place just blew us away and we will be back. After all, where else can you enjoy a menu designed by a chef like Jacob Hammel – whose resumé includes stints at famous local restaurants like DTB (Down The Bayou), Commander’s Palace and Café Adelaide – for under $10 a person?  Nola.com named Hammel a 2018 Chef to Watch and, after experiencing the menu at TaCreole, we totally get it.

Boudin Flautas with Salsa, Creole Aioli and Lime
Boudin Flautas with Salsa, Creole Aioli and Lime

Located in the new HI New Orleans Hostel, TaCreole Café is a Creole homage to the famous Taquizo Tacos in South Beach, an eatery known for its authentic tacos and street fare. We tried a little bit of this and a little bit of that on the TaCreole menu and now we can’t wait to get back and try the rest. We highly recommend the Shrimp and Chorizo Gumbo, the BBQ Shrimp Tacos, the Blackened Redfish Tacos, and the Boudin Flautas. Whatever you do, don’t skip dessert. You can’t go wrong with either the Bananas Foster Churros with Foster Rum Sauce or the Chocolate Hand Pies.

NOLA BBQ Shrimp Taco with Guacamole, Lemon and Rosemary
NOLA BBQ Shrimp Taco with Guacamole, Lemon and Rosemary

And here’s the thing: You could order one of everything on the menu (we’re not counting drinks) and it would only cost $106! Speaking of drinks, they have lots of fun beer and wine options. If you’re a sangria fan, get your bad self down there. They do it right.

Shrimp & Chorizo Gumbo with Popcorn Rice
Shrimp & Chorizo Gumbo with Popcorn Rice

TaCreole is not far from the parade route and will be a great place to grab something to eat while waiting for the processions. They’re also throwing a Super Bowl watch party. Head down there for some of the best football watching food and drink ever.

Chocolate Hand Pie with Seasonal Fruit Preserve
Chocolate Hand Pie with Seasonal Fruit Preserve

They offer a Rush Hour Special from 11 am to 3 pm where you can get $1 off special tacos, gumbo and salad and Happy Hour Specials from 5-7 pm. Visit NewOrleansCoupons.com anytime for $1 off special tacos or buy two tacos and get a sangria for $5.

Since they’re just across the street from the French Quarter, TaCreole is an ideal spot for late-night dining as well. Starting February 1, they’ll be open Wed-Sun from 11 am - 10 pm for food. The bar will be open until midnight.

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