Espiritu

4.4
75 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
We are taking guest safety seriously. We have strict precautions in place, social distancing, outdoor seating, and we clean and sanitize the restaurant multiple times per day. Together, we can keep each other healthy and support the community.

Espíritu in New Orleans is a celebration of the food, drinks, history, and culture of Mexico.

Espíritu was created from a desire to share our passion for Mexican agave spirits and Mexican cuisine. We use the freshest local ingredients for our dishes, and focus on environmental sustainability when sourcing our mezcal and tequila.

We invite you to appreciate the history and culture of Mexico with us, through the enjoyment of food and drink.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 75 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The street tacos and margaritas were fabulous, the street corn the best ever. I like a sweeter margarita so they added a little simple syrup which made it perfect!!! Highly recommend ❤️

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WilliamO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot with great cocktails and service from Morgan. Some of the best tacos you can find in NOLA. Would go back.

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BillM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ambience and great Mexican fare. We stuck with Taco's and street corn and both were fresh, well flavored and authentic tasting. The service was excellent.

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Brooky
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous hidden gem. Great apps, tacos and sides. My friends enjoyed their margs. Don’t miss out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food was lukewarm. One server for entire dining room. Server charged us gratuity even though we under the min group size - caused us to double tip and get the manager to fix it. Order didn't come out correct.

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GretaR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food and attentive staff

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and servixe

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HughW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous; the wait staff excellent; the value high. This was a much, much better meal at half the price of some of the other restaurants we went to and we highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting NOLA and best food we had while here. The tacos were amazing as well as the drinks and salsas. We had Baja fish, shrimp and chicken tacos at our table and they were all excellent! I cannot believe this place was not packed! It ihas such amazing food and a great value for the area!! Our server was excellent and we cannot wait to return one day!!

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and ambience. Service was excellent!

SR
vipShelbyR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent hospitality

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The 1st time we went there the food was really good so we decided that we would bring family in that were visiting from out of town. I made a reservation on OpenTable for July 3. We showed up and they were closed. Not sure if it was because of the holiday but it was pretty annoying that we were able to make a reservation and then show up and they weren’t open. They didn’t even list on social media that they were not going to be open.

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techyling
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dinner at Espiritu! Wish there were more options for vegans/vegetarians :).

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vipEclarie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

DS
vipDjSan2
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour near the business district. Thanks for a fantastic time!

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vipJank
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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vipConcierge
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and authentic. The service was outstanding! I enjoyed myself immensely.

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vipKiefer
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish! We were there for an early dinner and the staff were friendly and efficient.

SL
SuzaanL
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden neighborhood gem with innovative cocktails. Serious about mezcal. Authentic and warm in service and ambience.

SR
vipShelbyR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on a Friday night with my boyfriend. There wasn’t too many people when we got there, so it was fairly quiet. The waitress and bartender were both great and super fun and friendly. The creole queso and tacos were delicious and the drinks are outstanding. I was surprised at how reasonably priced everything was, especially for the Warehouse District. Definitely going back!

JC
vipJonC
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mezcal Heaven!!

KW
KimW
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Really great. Really really great.

JH
JessicaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love dining at Espiritu. The food is always fabulous, and the chef is constantly coming up with new creations. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. I definitely recommend this place. And the cocktail creations are fabulous as well, when dining dining during the work day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and connected us with another server that knew more about the mezcal. They were both very friendly and informative. Food was great. Some items definitely better priced than others. Cocktails were amazing. Very fun experience.

JC
vipJasonC
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tacos and very nice service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos were amazing! And the sandwich bread was not like any other! Flaky and not thick! Nice little off the beat restaurant!!!!

Espiritu
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you so much! Glad you liked our tacos and tortas. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good felt safe

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vipNewOrleansFoodLover
New Orleans
270 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Was recommended by a friend.

Food was wonderful. Loved the variety of tacos.

Great service.

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vipDaisy
New Orleans
88 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome authentic Mexican food. We'll be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food! Some of the best tacos I’ve ever had.

DB
vipDawnB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!! Casual, cool and the food is outstanding!
I eat here frequently and it’s my fav to get tacos!! So delicious! The staff very friendly and attentive!
Really great specialty cocktails and margaritas so good!!

CS
vipCulinarySeeker
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!! This is dining at its BEST!!! 5 stars across the board. The atmosphere is open yet cozy. The decor is earthy and artistic. The service impeccable. No matter the title of the employee they all acknowledged the guests with a hello a checkin or a direct smile. Tomatillo salsa bright and flavorful. Guacamole and ceviche fresh with flavor. The Midnight Mariachi cocktail, I wish I could have daily. An amazing experience I look forward to sharing with others and enjoying again on my return to New Orleans!

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vipHollieD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Waitress was very sweet. Great margaritas

MM
MonicaM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Horrible service

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ThomasM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was top notch as well. It was our first time there and we will definitely recommend to friends and family and we will be back again. Great place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hidden gem is wonderful ! Please patronize them so Covid does not ruin their chance at success. Delicious food.

Espiritu
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing - servers were a little different.

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GeorgeB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

the dishes were simple but very tasty; drinks also great;
but the place is not that clean.

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vipIreneS
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service were great! Our waiter educated us on mezcal. He was wonderful! It was a great experience.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Espiritu using the Order Online button. Espiritu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 267-4975.

Espiritu is rated 4.4 stars by 75 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.