Among a long list of funky local joints, this is a classic New Orleans neighborhood restaurant. Owned and operated by the Madina family since the late ... More
Among a long list of funky local joints, this is a classic New Orleans neighborhood restaurant. Owned and operated by the Madina family since the late 1800s, the menu at Mandina's Restaurant has not changed much over the last 50 years. And you'll be thankful, because everything they make is quite tasty. Appetizers include fried onion rings, shrimp remoulade and craw fish cakes. Specials range from trout meuniere to red beans and rice with Italian sausage. If you're craving seafood you can't go wrong with the shrimp or oyster loaf. For the finishing touch, try the Creole bread pudding.
Closed on Monday. This is a favorite of the locals so I tried it and it's the real deal! Just 5 mins from downtown and always full of locals. They have a diverse menu ranging from Italian, po'boys, cajun dishes etc... I had the Turtle soup and the off the menu Muffuletta on french bread. The turtle soup is good and is somewhat similar to a Seafood gumbo in that it's starts with the dark roux. I didn't detect any pieces of turtle though, perhaps veal? Anyone know what turtle meat looks and taste like? The Muffeletta is a warm italian cold cut with chopped olives panini served on olive oil soaked Focaccia. Mandina's makes it on french bread which is a nice change of pace if you're not a fan of focaccia bread. I thought the sandwich was a little too salty with all the cured meats and olives. I couldn't finish the sandwich b/c of the salt but overall a good dining experience.
This place is quintessential New Orleans. Everything on the menu is good. Try the Turtle Soup! Service is hit and miss as are some of the seafood entrees. Just about the perfect New Orleans restaurant.
I've been back twice post K, and it's still the same. Great fish, great gumbo. I'm writing this to offset the previous one star review--that guy is confused. Just go there, or don't...I'll get my table faster.
All of the other reviews sound more like paid ads. I ate there on 8/3/07The truth is the food is just not the same. It was at one time a great restaurant. I have sent many tourist there. But like many good restaurants in new orleans the ride is over. My trout meniere was cold there was a microscopic amount of crabmeat in the CRABMEAT stuffing. The sauce has become a brown yanky gravy with a slight hint of flavor,mainly lemon.They totally forgot to boil my boiled potatoes. The food came out so fast it must have been prepared way ahead of time. ok it was not COLD: However it was only a couple of degrees above room temp. If your starving to death and must have expensive room temp. boring tourist food served by a disgruntled waiter then please go to mandinas. I took one bite and gave it back. good luck finding non tourist food in new orleans. Its starting to feel like florida.
I am a native New Orleanean but have been away 40 years. Whenever I return home for a visit, I must go to Mandinas for the best trout almandine in the world. I have sent dozens and dozens of my friends and acquaintances to Mandinas when they visited the city. As a matter of fact, I tell them that they did not see New Orleans unless they went to this restaurant and enjoyed the food and true New Orleans ambiance.
If you want to see and hear what New Orleans is about, go there. You will see everyone from the mayor to a general laborer waiting in line for one's table.
Also, try their French Fried Onion Rings. Ummmm, my mouth is watering.
In the heart of French Quarter, Eat Restaurant dishes out fresh and delicious food made with a personal touch that
satisfies the senses! The very modern interiors blend perfectly with the building's classic outer appeal. A wide array of ...
A local landmark, Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar is a family owned restaurant operating for the past 60 years. No doubt,
impeccable quality of food and hospitality is the slogan here. Pasta dishes and seafood specialties do brisk business. Fried ...
This historic restaurant is a favorite of the tourist crowd. It has served home style classic Creole dishes for over
50 years. Coffee Pot Restaurant is best known for serving calas, a hard to find Creole rice cake that ...
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.