Bourbon Street is famous for bar crawling, music, and you know what, but the truth is there are some pretty great places to dine here as well. One of our favorites is Mambo’s, which offers the only rooftop dining on Bourbon. Above all else, the food, drink and service here deliver everything you came to New Orleans for in the first place. It was voted one of the top restaurants by TripAdvisor for good reason.
The staff at Mambo’s could not be nicer. As busy as this place is, you get eye contact, genuine smiles, and the feeling that they really are not only happy but honored that you came to spend some time with them. They’re never too much in a hurry to discuss the menu with you, share their favorites. and let you in on which items are the most popular.
The menu here is a “what’s what” of New Orleans Cajun and Creole cuisine. Fried seafood, oysters, po-boys, gumbo, pasta dishes, red beans and rice…you can get it all at Mambo’s.
Our advice? Somebody at your table has to order a Hurricane, someone has to order the Louisiana Crab Cakes and somebody else has to order the Blackened RedFish Lafourche—blackened redfish topped with a creamy sauce and fried crawfish. Other than that, there’s no end to the delectable options.
The Mambo Burger with great fries sprinkled with Tony Chachere's rocks, if you’re in the mood for that. But if you’re wanting a taste of a New Orleans, this is where to go for it.
The dessert menu at Mambo’s is a thing of beauty as well. The warm bread pudding is scrumptious but we wouldn’t say no to the Chocolate Kahlua Mousse or the Strawberry Cheesecake either.
Along with dine-in service, Mambo's will deliver to your hotel or home. The also have several great spaces for private dining whether you have a small group or hundreds.
Mambo’s is owned by the same family who put Oceana Grill, Olde NOLA Cookery and Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon on the map. They offer a cookbook filled with some of their best recipes. You can order it here.
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