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About Carmo

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), cupuaçu, graviola (sour sop), caja and caju infuse Carmo's juice and cocktail menu with exciting new flavors.

527 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Brazilian, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;


Dinner:

Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;

Cross Street:
Magazine

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 875-4132

Website:
http://www.cafecarmo.com/

Catering:
Carmo offers full-service catering for groups from 20 to 2000.

Menus feature a range of international cuisines that includes Brazilian, West African, Creole, Mexican, Caribbean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Malaysian and many more. All menus can be designed to be vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

Private Party Facilities:
We have a large private gallery space which will accommodate groups.

Private Party Contact:
Dana Honn: (504) 875-4132

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Carmo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

3.7

Noise

Moderate

0% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for Groups (12)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (7)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 17, 2013

I was able to make a reservation for 9 people a few days ahead of time and the table was waiting for us when part of our party arrived. The service was slow; we waited 20 minutes before getting water and menus, which was OK since not everyone from our party had arrived yet. However, the service stayed slow; the food took a long time to come out and the waiter also took a long time to bring us our bill. Despite the service, the food was delicious--I had the "Rico" and it was quite flavorful and fresh. Portions weren't too large, either. I would certainly go back!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 15, 2013

Very fair priced, healthy, gourmet combined with exotic flair. Gourmet veggie & vegan options, much appreciated. Great drinks, international foodies will appreciate the menu, gourmet or locally fresh ingredients, casual atmosphere. My new favorite place to eat with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 15, 2013

It was my first time at Carmo and I enjoyed the entree special I ordered. The flavors were very fresh and the Carribean taste was definitely there. I will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2013

Great food!! Healthy and delicious - good for vegetarians!! I tried the Rico sandwich (veggie version) and loved it. Also loved the Graviola fruit juice!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2012

The vegan menu is quite impressive and the cocktails are well made. The portion sizes were a little small I thought but besides that, the place was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2012

We went for NYE dinner- you seat yourself and have to go up to the register to order. The menu is varied and they have vegetarian/vegan versions for all entrees. Both the carnivores and vegetarians were happy with their orders. The food itself was delicious- but the portions were small for dinner, and the price was high considering that you have to go up to order and get your own utensils. There were also some inventory issues which I did not expect on a holiday. I think the portions and service are more suited for a casual lunch. Again, the food itself is absolutely delicious- both the meat and veggie versions of the Rico were great as was the tuna sandwich. The Brazilian cheese balls were a hit, and the house salad dressing is phenomenal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2012

Healthy option in Nola. Loved the place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 27, 2012

The restaurant is small and quaint with a neighborhood atmosphere. This is not a fancy restaurant but the food is good and satisfying. A good place for a quiet dinner or lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2012

Went for a Christmas eve dinner. Food serving was very slow. Already expected for a big charge for Christmas meal but the food was like the business lunch- wanton-chips, chinese noodles and spring roll, soup and orange chicken with vegetables.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2012

We were in NOLA for a few days prior to Christmas, and there was one night when we did not have dinner reservations and were looking for a nearby uncomplicated dinner spot convenient to our hotel in the Arts District. The reviews of Carmo were good, and we were not disappointed! The space is eclectic, orders are taken at the counter, our choices were excellent, and the servings were plentiful. Nothing fancy, just good wholesome food, and we will look for it again when we return to the city.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2012

How nice to find such interesting vegetarian food in NoLa! Take a break from gorging yourself and enjoy the wonderful flavors and friendly service. The Acaraje was fabulous. Lots of gluten-free options too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2012

The menu is full of creative vegan choices!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 1, 2012

I expected something a little fancier but was pleasantly surprised. Food and cocktails are ordered at the counter and delivered. Everything was delicious and staff was extremely friendly. Order the Rico sandwich!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 30, 2012

The vegan options are tasty and healthy. Best hot sauce ever...Brazilian peppers...yum! The staff is very friendly. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2012

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner, we sat outside and it was lovely! The staff was very sweet (even though we came in pretty close to closing time) and accomadating! Great beer and wine selection and the food was outstanding! I will probably start going more often for lunch, seems like a great lunch spot, but when I'm in the mood for a nice light dinner, Carmo will be my place!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2012

Very creative. Lots of vegetarian & vegan dishes - rare in NOLA. Meat-eaters will be happy, too. Friendly, courteous service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 16, 2012

The restaurant is small and cozy. The staff was very friendly. The food preparation area is visible from the main dining area and I noticed food being prepared from scratch. We had the Broken Noodle Salad, Plantain Patty with Pulled Pork (vegan and vegetarian versions of "pulled pork" are also available) and Plain Baquette Bread with Havarti Cheese. All dishes were excellent. This is definitely not your standard steak and seafood restaurant. If like vegetarian dishes and appreciate culinary creativity with a tropical twist, then Carmo is for you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2012

Our group loved the flexibility of the menu: nearly every item had options for vegan, vegetarian, or meat/fish. One member of our party was a strict vegetarian, and so Carmo was a treasure (especially in New Orleans, where vegetarian cuisine can be hard to find). Delicious and beautifully prepared food, great cocktails, and everything VERY reasonably priced!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2012

Staff and management were warm and friendly. The mango mousse is a must have!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 2, 2012

Love the Quinoa salad. Great for vegetarians. Very casual service but worth it since the food is so good. Tasty drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 31, 2012

Wonderful restaurant-- thoughtful menu; great atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 11, 2012

We all tried different things from the menu and enjoyed all the choices. The menu is very unique and enticing and all of the dishes surpassed our expectations. My favorite was the salad with quinoa and black beans- very flavorful with a little kick to it. We had a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 7, 2012

This was one of the best stops on our road trip. The food was fantastic with a great vegan menu as well as yummy drinks to choose from. The staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly. If I ever visit New Orleans again this will be my first stop!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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