Carmo

4.8
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Carmo is a New Orleans-based tropical restaurant and bar with a commitment to providing fresh, flavorful, 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 Asia, 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. Carmo caters to vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and omnivores alike.

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vipWAlanC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service attentive, menu different and adaptive- a food adventure. This is a good value for the experience

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to have a birthday dinner there and we LOVED everything. The staff was so nice! We also loved that our waiter also played the tambourine 😍 of course always fresh and delish there and thank you for having a cork fee so we didn’t have to party with full wine bottles lol

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the eclectic international vibe and menu choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, with good music

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, fresh and well designed menu. Every dish was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food

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vipSabrinaStar
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time dining at Carmo and this place never disappoints. Unbelievable food service and atmosphere. Still my favorite place in the city!

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vipSabrinaStar
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again, an amazing night with great food and service! The vibes are always right!

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vipDiogoK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and our server Juju was a superstar. The food is also incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waitress did a great job guiding us to the right choices. Will definitely return.

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DebbieS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eclectic food from different Mediterranean countries! We had the shrimp and whole fish! Everything was delicious! The drinks were fantastic as well!

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vipSabrinaStar
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! With tons of vegan/vegetarian options I had so many good dishes to choose from. Great ambiance and unique vibe. Definitely worth checking out!

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vipNONative3150
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our order came out in a weird order. We ordered drinks, appetizers and food at the same time. We got our food first, then drinks, then appetizers. Other than that everything was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect, as always. Speciality drinks were delicious. It's hard to come here without getting the Rico, which is a great mix of flavors, although we have had the whole fish special which was wonderful too. The flatbread is simple, but yummy and perfect to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is AMAZING!!!!! It’s very hard to find gluten free/ vegan food on my New Orleans trip and this place exceeded my expectations! My host was so kind and helpful, he was eager to point out all the gluten/dairy free options. And the amazing drink I got, omg!! I’m still recalling how great it tasted. I ordered the “Rico” with vegan cheese. I will be coming back here for sure!!

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BumpyPie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for ceviche as well as other seafood dishes & vegetarian options.
Good service & lots of space too!

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vipChristinaR
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!! Such tasty options—definitely one of my new go to restaurants for Vegan dining. Server was super helpful with recommendations and everything was delicious! The desserts were great as well. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reservation and the restaurant had new hours and was closed. We 100% understand limited hours due to COVID-19, but any other restaurant when they needed to close they called and notified us. We even confirmed the reservation through Open Table and still no notification that their hours were changed and our reservation was cancelled. Very rude and unprofessional.

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vipLoveMyNola
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Regulars who live in the neighborhood-
We love Carmo 😃

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EgbertDEmu
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We shared the ceviche to start with La Paloma to drink, which was really a delicious drink. The Ceviche was wonderful the fish was fresh and tasty. She had the curry with Tofu and I had the Poke bowl. Each dish was great, we finished with the Kailua chocolate cake and strawberry sherbet. Not much Kailua flavor but it was a nice finisher.

#nola-atoz.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of vegan options

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vipClayton
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been to Carlo several times before. We really like it ...creative drinks and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were excellent and the dishes even better. The cauliflower hummus likely had the best roasted cauliflower we’ve ever had. Service was great! Simply can’t go wrong dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for coolinary! Definitely had some great options which made it hard to decide. Everything I got was amazing

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vipMattpeale
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was! My initial impression was vegetarian and vegan only. They have dishes with all options to satisfy every food lifestyle. I'm definitely going back to try other dishes.

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vipPatM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made our reservation on Open Table for lunch on Saturday. When we got there, the door was locked and the lights were off. How is it that Carmo offers reservations when it’s closed?

Carmo
Responded on August 13, 2020

We apologize for the inconvenience. We've never offered reservations at lunch, and are trying to figure out who accessed our account and changed it.

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
110 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing Brazilian and tropical dishes! The acsraje was a rich blend of peanut sauce and shrimp over salad, cooked down with real Brazilian fresh granola juice. I'll be back!!

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vipTheresaR
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent Caribbean inspired food. cocktails are also excellent

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Luv2chow
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was AMAZING. We ate and drank what was suggested by our server - and WOW! Cant wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It was the last weekend of Mardi Gras- therefore a big bit of crazy, as one of the parades went right past the restaurant. The food and the server were excellent and everything came out from the kitchen in a timely fashion. The only problem was that the restaurant was allowing parade goers to use their bathrooms & this meant patrons had to wait 25-35 minutes to use the bathroom. Just enough time for your dinner to get ice cold! Need for better planning by restaurant

Carmo
Responded on February 26, 2020

We weren't allowing all parade goers to use the restrooms, we required that people must purchase food or drink in order to use the restroom. It just happened that there were several thousand people on the streets and the number of people who chose to hang out at the bar was substantial. Had we just opened it up to the public, it would have been far far worse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not honor reservation

Carmo
Responded on January 19, 2020

We honor ALL reservations. We were fully booked and did have a table that evening that stayed for 3 hours which held up the reservation for 15-20 minutes, the party was informed of that and they decided to go to another restaurant. Unfortunately, sometimes there are situations beyond our control, it is unfortunate and we do everything possible to make it up. Had this party have waited for 15 minutes, they would have found that out.

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vipWendyS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and amazing gluten-free options!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good interesting food and good service.

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vipSelfood
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a meal we will always remember. Brilliant execution of all types of flavors, savory, sweet and multi textured
Yum***. I had Rico and my husband had an unusual Brazilian flatbread that all kinds of ingredients that really worked to make
It a special experience

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Carmo for my birthday and had family style meal with friends. The service was fantastic and the food matched! It was a very chill atmosphere. I definitely plan to go back!

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jlly5627
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Drink order was incorrect, food was left standing in our view for quite a while and only served when asked. Reservation indicated three special occasions and until I said something no recognition happened. Overall it was a VERY disappointing meal. I was in tears at the end to see how all of my guests felt.

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BobM
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Different menu but food was outstanding!

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JenniferK
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Every single dish we ordered (4 people, 6-8 dishes) was DELICIOUS but service was lacking so that it really lessened our enjoyment. They were easily able to accommodate 1 persons dietary restriction but we had to ask for utensils. And ask for napkins. And ask for drinks. And ask for check.... food was so good we will give it another try though.

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MelissaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Carmo at the recommendation of a friend who lives in NOLA. I was looking for a place outside the FQ and this was perfect! Great, funky & fun space & atmosphere and amazing food! Eclectic and flavorful, everything was delicious! The Kottu was slightly spicy and savory at the same time, and the portion was huge. I also had the vegetable curry which was one of the best I’ve ever eaten. My friends all loved their entrees as well. Our server Lita was helpful and friendly and made the experience even more enjoyable. Carmo is definitely on my list to return to next time I’m in NOLA!

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You can order delivery directly from Carmo using the Order Online button. Carmo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 875-4132.

Carmo is rated 4.8 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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