La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe

4 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
8120 Hampson Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

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Incredible food and excellent service. Manny, the owner, has such a great and welcoming personality. He informed us that 99% of the menu is gluten free. I had the mixed grill with Carne Asada and Shrimp and my Fiancé had the Carne Asada and Chorizo. We also split the Spinach and Cheese Papusas. Manny showed us the best way to eat them with the slaw and salsa. They were so flavorul! I would definitely recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 19 hours ago read full review

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Amazing! The owner host server bartender Manny is an absolute gem of a human, and his place is great. Laid back and fun, yet the food is absolutely amazing! 95% of the menu is naturally gluten and dairy free. They have corn based tortillas if that's your thing, but there's so much on the menu that is just fresh, honest food without allergens. I had the combo special with a T Bone, shrimp, and chorizo with a side salad and rice and beans, and an amazing mixed veggie plate w eggplant, mushroom, tomatoes, red peppers, spinach, garlic/cilantro/olive oil. It was all amazing, 5 of 5 stars. I felt "normal" again eating here. I have to avoid gluten and dairy, you're safe here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Not celiac

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So good. So much food! Super nice and friendly. 95% of menu is gf.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tapas
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Mixed Grill- Carne Asada and Shrimp
Spinach and cheese papusas
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Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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You know you're in good hands when first the first question from your server is about dietary restrictions.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing and delicious. Whole place is basically gluten free but they really made an effort when I detailed my needs to be extra careful. The owner is delightful and so much fun to talk to. It is small places like these that serve delicious food that we should spend more time supporting.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Loved this place. Really small inside, but the flavor was so big. The manager said most things are gluten free and gave good recommendations. I got the vegan bliss, but added a little pork. Everything tasted great together. My friends enjoyed their dishes too. The corn tamale was great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The owner is an absolute sweetheart! Very authentic and delicious tasting food, most of which is naturally gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Love this spot! Almost everything on the menu is gluten free. Made with quality ingredients. Manny puts love into the food. Let him know you are gluten free and he will take care of you!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The man-in-charge knew lots about gluten free and said that most of the food is safe. Everything was absolutely delicious & we were made to feel very welcome.

*I do not get an obvious reaction to cross contamination, so I cannot say if it was perfect in that regard.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent papusas and corn tamales!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Menu made me drool but they had seasonal hours and were closed so call for hours.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious!!!! friendly staff!!! Knowledgable and careful. Will return!!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Fantastic! Pupusas were delish! Well worth the trip uptown. Great service, knowledgable waitstaff and pretty much everything on the menu is gf.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost everything on the menu is GF. Veggie Pupusas and Mayan Chicken are highly recommended!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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