Cafe Pontalba

Cajun / Creole
$ $
546 Saint Peter St (at Chartres St.)
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-1180
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm



  • Cafe Pontalba has awesome gumbo.
  • Crawfish touffe! Best I've had here so far!
  • The blackened alligator is unbelievable, and they really may have the city's best Bloody Mary.
  • Great drinks and pretty reasonable for the Quarter!
  • Frank is a great bartender!
  • The creole omelet w mimosa is a taste buds out of body experience. Great location for people watching right outside the square.
  • Red Beans and Rice was amazing!
  • Have come here for many years for delicious po'boys, but the one today was awful- low quality beef, boring gravy. No reason to come here again with so many other delicious restaurants nearby!
  • Service was great & so was the food...(& we tried most of it)!
  • Shrimp po-boy was delicious!
  • Don't understand the bad reviews! Po boy was awesome! Fish was great! Server was super!
  • Was not expecting much based on the reviews. I ordered the crab cakes, and was blown away! Full of flavor! The service was also really great! Will definitely be back.
  • Chill while you wait for a tour
  • Really bad food. The ham and Swiss isn't hot, the fries are cold. Don't waste your money. Total tourist trap
  • Great gumbo, good shrimp creole. The hurricanes are cheaper than they are on Bourbon Street, but not quite as good.
  • Great Hurricanes and poboy sandwiches
  • Great food and atmosphere
  • Please its a RIPOFF no sandwich includes french fries, so when your server ask you if you want french fries with your sandwich and you say yes youre paying in additional $2.50 for 10-12 fries
  • Bloody Mary's were Delish! Crawfish omelet and Cajun Benedict also very tasty!
  • The omelette was good, just that, good. Despite the service was the best thing actually. Nice people, food not the same nice.

Nearby places

800 Decatur St (at The French Market)
745 Decatur St. (btwn St. Peter St. & St. Ann St.)
718 Saint Peter St (at Bourbon St.)