dirt cheap eats in NOLA, post-K
Let's start a new list. I'm talking $10 and under kinda joints, emphasis on good-to-great food. To kick things off--a link to Gambit's recent coverage of taco trucks & new Mexican restaurants popping up around town: http://www.bestofneworleans.com/dispa...
If you remember the article in Lagniappe a few weeks back....
We went yesterday....
The guy offers a great sandwich with friendly service in a lousy location....
A really friendly person trying to make all the while spitting in the face of adversity needs our support...
You'll like him and his Po-Boys !
Casamento's is the starting point of any thread like this.
Panola St Cafe (Riccobono's)
Felipe's (new Mexican place by Elio's, behind the strip mall at Calhoun and Claiborne).
Cheap Lunch Places:
Liuzza's by the Track
Cheap Dinner Places:
Doson's Noodle House
Juan's Flying Burrito
You're thinking of the Hummingbird, which closed a few years ago. The few times I went, I was surprised at the decent omelettes but the real draw was the atmosphere. I remember the cashier (who was inside a cage for some reason) handled transactions for the diner and for the flophouse hotel upstairs.
Here are a few more:
La. Pizza Kitchen
Salt & Pepper
Stanley (when it reopens)
crabby jack's (jefferson)
tower of pizza (metairie)
morning call (metairie)
plum street snoballs
betsy's pancake house
liuzza's on bienville
I remeber a chinese restaurant on the WestBank... "Double Dragon" that served 2 lobsters for $25... wonder if they still do that... ? I think there are two locations... one on Mahattan(?) and the other way down Lafayette(?) heading south
Hi you guys doing!!!!My name is Alonso Torres and I am one of the owners of a new spot of authentic mexican tacos in NOLA called Taco San Miguel. We are located on Elysian Fields and Claiborne right next to a Family Dollar Store.Please feel free to send us any suggestions to improve our service and food quality. Direct feedback from our customers will help us a lot!!!!Soon we will be opening a bigger and nicer location for you to enjoy authentic mexican food!!!Thanks and please do not hesitate on replyng us!!!!!
Taco San Miguel is AWESOME and with great prices. Its like the best of all the taco stands you've ever eaten @ rolled into one. If you're not familiar with all the types of meats they offer, they're more than happy to describe each one, and you can even get a sample plate with a touch of each and some tortillas- it wasn't on the menu, but they offered it to me the first time I went in. Make sure you get some of their guacamole, its not the stuff most are used to, its thinner, spicy with a tomatilla base. Their tortillas are great too, my only wish is they made them by hand; I'd pay $$$ for a sack of fresh tortillas!
I am so sorry we havent updated this website to inform you about our new location for Taco San MIgue!!!!!l. We decided to grow up a little bit and include some new dishes and drinks (variety of margaritas and micheladas) in our new location. We are looking to open on the Carrolton area (Uptown) in the next month or so. We are so excited cause we are bringing new stuff never tasted in new Orleans before. I have to say thank you to all our faithful customers that have been replyng our messages with feedback info about our food and service!!!Your opinions are very valuable for us because you are the ones that make possible this place to keep on going!!!!!Thanks again and wait to hear about us soon!!!!!
Hey, ya'll are missing an important one. Lil' Dizzy's. It's on Esplanade and is run by the Baquet family who've been running restaurants for 50 years. Open only for lunch during the work week. Great pot roast and people swear by the trout baquet. You pretty much choose your meat and then they have a list of sides. It's well worth it and under $10pp.
It'd be tragic to not mention the very affordable and delicious eats at most local Vietnamese restaurants! A current favorite is 9 Roses on the West Bank. It's situated in a random spot, but worth the trip.
If you split a pizza at Reginelli's, it can be around $15 total for 2 people.
Crepes a la Cart on Broadway is my new favorite! We saw these guys churning out crepes at the Uptown art market and were hooked. The menu at the restaurant is outrageous! My wife got the Strawberry Cheesecake and I got (on the chef's recommendation) a Savory crepe with swiss cheese, smoked salmon, baby spinach and dill and chive dressing. WOW! Fun to watch. I'm trying the S'mores next visit.