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La Casita

9 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Lunch (5)
  • Fit for Foodies (3)
  • Neighborhood Gem (3)

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La Casita is a beautiful restaurant located in New Orleans, Louisiana on Julia Street. The décor includes framed art, brick walls and rustic elements that give charm to the interior. There is also a patio available where you can enjoy your meal if you prefer the fresh air. The menu at La Casita includes many Mexican favorites, and there is a bar on site so you can enjoy a refreshing mojito or sangria while dining.

House made tacos and burritos are a staple with ingredients ranging from Louisiana shrimp to portobello, brisket and carnitas. For a starter, you can try the guacamole and chips, salsa de Julia, tres queso, pork and sweet potato quesadilla or crab ceviche. Finish things off at La Casita by enjoying an agua fresca drink containing fresh fruit, lime, agave nectar and soda.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation


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


Monday - Saturday: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(504) 218-8043
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Michael Wade
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Private party facilities
We will gladly host your next big celebration! We can private parties for up to 30 guests with al carte or all inclusive options. Give us a call or email for further information.
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Private party contact
Dustin Renaud: (504) 218-8043
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La Casita can make your next event the talk of the town. Whether you're hosting a dinner party at your house or a large event at the Convention Center, we've got you covered. We can hook you up with a full taco bar where your guests can choose their own toppings, a delicious quesadilla tray, mouthwatering salads, or craft a special menu just for your event! Don't forget the margaritas!!

And don't forget we can host your event right here at La Casita! Come check out our space.
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Cross street
St. Charles Ave.
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Parking details
Metered parking and parking lot on the corner of St. Charles and Julia.
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Public transit
Street car stop on corner of St. Charles Ave. and Julia St.
Magazine bus line at Magazine St. and Julia St.
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipsbrebach (New Orleans)
Dined on May 15, 2014

I had two different kinds of a la carte tacos and they were both wonderful!

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
Dined on April 18, 2014

I came here at the recommendation from a friend... we are always at a loss for where to go. There are so many great hideaways in NOLA. The waiter was great and open to answer every question we had. The prices were reasonable. Plus, we were seated by the patio with a view of the street and the sun beaming nicely.... it was a great spring day. The food portions are seemingly moderate, but all of us were more than satisfied, leaving some food on the plate. I will definitely be back, with a small group of friends.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
Dined on March 28, 2014

This is more of a small bar than a restaurant...hightop tables only. Margarita was good, chips ok and the soft tacos were very good. Were there for lunch on a rainy day so not sure of the 'scene.'

vipLocals (New Orleans)
Dined on March 15, 2014

We've had good luck lately finding little out of the way places we'd never heard of before on OpenTable. Our luck ran out with this one. It would better be described as a bar that serves tacos. All the tables are bar height, small two-tops. The place is tiny. Big screen TVs on every wall. We ordered a margarita and a mojito...both adequate, neither memorable. The second round was terrible...the mojito tasted like club soda and mint...the very nice waitress/bartender (who had made the first two) made another, but it wasn't any better. The queso was runny and barely stayed on the store bought chips. The salsa was more pico de gallo, but bland. The tacos were okay. With so many good options, it's hard to imagine ever returning.

Aldo (New England)
Dined on March 8, 2014

Terrific menu, attentive service, and a few creative cocktail offerings. Décor is a bit Spartan but the food is the real deal.

vipChelsea (New Orleans)
Dined on March 7, 2014

Really great and fun location to come with a group of friends before going out! Not too expensive and some of the BEST guac in town...

tacamo (New Orleans)
Dined on February 14, 2014

The tacos were awesome and so were the servers. We made a last minute reservation without knowing anything about the restaurant, and it was pretty much the most happy accident.
Eat the Cochon de Mexicana taco. Drink the bloody maria.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
Dined on February 14, 2014

The Guacamole was very good, everything else was mediocre and bland. The "hot" sauce was as hot as Taco Bell (so not at all). The tacos and beans were just average, not a lot of flavor. The chips were from a bag. Some more spices and/or herbs would help.

DAna (New Orleans)
Dined on February 1, 2014

It was awful. Went took 20 min for someone to take are order. Then the food tasted like it came out of a bag and can. It was awful!!!!!! Then when came time to pay check they said they would discount out app which we did not ask for or expect. We thought it as nice but when they gave u the total it was not itemized n she stood there n waited for u to sign and tip. It was awkward. I would never go back nor would recommend