Mulate's of New Orleans

4.6
26 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cajun
Welcome to Mulate’s! We are proudly family-owned and operated in New Orleans since 1990! Located conveniently on the corner of Julia Street and Convention Center Blvd, across from the Riverwalk and Convention center, Mulate’s is known as the original Cajun restaurant™, famous for preserving and celebrating the food, music and culture found in the small towns and along the bayous of south Louisiana. Mulate’s serves up traditional Cajun cuisine like gumbo and jambalaya, as well as some more modern Louisiana favorites like chargrilled oysters and southern fried chicken sandwiches. Our menu, designed by second-generation owner, Monique Boutté Christina, reflects an ongoing evolution of Louisiana cuisine. Don’t miss our specialty cocktails and local beers on draft!
Please note: Our live Cajun music will be returning late Summer 2021.

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
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 26 people are saying
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JackieP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lates never disappoints! We visit anytime we are in NOLA!

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TabethaR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food, service, and atmosphere was definitely amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious.

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JackieC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was awful. Beer cooler broken for two days. Dip appetizer was delyed because waitress ordered jt wrong. Brought wrong order. Tried charging for three beers when we only ordered two and wanted to argue. None of tnis "wasn't her fault. It was ours."

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vipKeone
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, music, service, everything super!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Location was great, right across the street from the convention center. Food was pretty good, I got the standard New Orleans fare of red beans and rice. Unfortunately the service was really poor, most likely due to lack of staffing which I understand is difficult in these times

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Buttershot
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Music was wonderful. I wish I could have stayed to listen longer!

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Shell
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were not aware that there was going to be live music, so that was a bit noise we were not excited for. The food was good but just like other food in New Orleans it's heavily seasoned with salt and the sweets with too much sugar. If you're not used to alot of salt and sugar (spices are fine) this might be a lot. Also no greens/vegetables available...but I guess that is mot what they are famous for. Overall the service was good, food was tasty but do drink a lot of water afterwards

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered 2 hurricanes (delicious), alligator bites, jambalaya, gumbo, shrimp étouffée, a Cajun cobb salad, and a slice of warm pecan pie. Everything was delicious. Our waitress was super nice and offered her guidance with a few menu items. I highly recommend for real creole Cajun food.

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NikkiS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. It was not crowded and the atmosphere felt like New Orleans.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place with local Zydeco music and traditional Cajun food.

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RichardS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service, fun place to go. Highly recommend.

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TBCWIFE5
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very disappointed. Quality of the food was similar to a chain restaurant.

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vipkcjim755
Kansas City
43 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great food and Cajun music

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place to laugh. eat, and enjoy yourself. Due to COVID was a little to quiet, but we still enjoyed Mulate's.

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JeannetteG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have been disappointed! Delicious food and great wait staff!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bread pudding I have EVER had! Our server was as amazing as well :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual, family friendly place with live Louisiana music. The food was absolutely delicious! Six in our party and everyone loved the appetizers and meal. The sweet corn bread, the spinach artichoke dip, the gumbo, jambalaya, bbq shrimp…we all cleaned our plates. Friendly and attentive service, beautiful bathrooms! Highly recommend!

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. The food was great and the oysters were terrific!! So were the alligator bites!!

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DawnD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was superb and the atmosphere was so fun with the band and dancing

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Patty
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu was missing red beans and rice!! Also Jambalaya should be a staple on your menu….had to really search tofu d it as a side. Dessert was clearly NOT homemade, portions were lunch size at best. Food had good flavor, arrived hot. The band was delightful and made up for other shortcomings. Definitely need more staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

More touristy. Much better places at this price point. Would not return.

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Gigi
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mulates has only been reopened a few weeks, despite their short staff - the employees all worked so hard. We had a wonderful dinner, live music was awesome and delicious bread pudding yo end the evening.

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vipJoeU
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been waiting for them to reopen since they closed in March 2020. The fried shrimp is amazing. The bread pudding is a must! The service was exceptional and the manager stopped by the table to see if I needed a refill which was going above and beyond.

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vipwillB
New Orleans
26 reviews
Reviewed on May 24, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Very expensive and the crawfish etouffe was mediocre at best

LB
LynetteB
New Orleans
1 review
Reviewed on February 21, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Service was not great and my soup was cold. Too expensive for what we got.

FAQs

Mulate's of New Orleans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 522-1492.

Mulate's of New Orleans is rated 4.6 stars by 26 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.