Lilly's Cafe is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

1. Lilly's Cafe

9.0
1813 Magazine St (Felicity St), New Orleans, LA
Vietnamese Restaurant · Lower Garden District · 39 tips and reviews

Deborah B.Deborah B: If you're sick of fried greasy Cajun/Creole food, go here and get a bowl of pho. Coming from NYC, I have high expectations for pho and I must say it more than exceeded my expectations. Authentic!

Brandi B.Brandi Bruce: The pho combo was amazing! Wish they served some cilantro, but definitely was authentic and delicious

Sara N.Sara Nicoles: We've always received good service and great food. Love the spicy shrimp bun and the vegetarian pho. Great vegetarian options for a Vietnamese restaurant. Also try the vegan egg rolls.

Jacques-Imo's Cafe is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

2. Jacques-Imo's Cafe

9.1
8324 Oak St (at Dante Street), New Orleans, LA
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Uptown - Carrollton · 158 tips and reviews

Sir S.Sir Sigfrids: Incredible authentic new orleans food selection. Barbecue shrimp and cajun jambalaya are a must try.

Lindsay C.Lindsay C: Authentic Cajun/Creole/Soul food - like rabbit and deep fried poboy. Great cocktails and fun decor.

Patricia L.Patricia Lee: have heard it's probably the most authentic creole food

Maïs Arepas is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

3. Maïs Arepas

9.5
1200 Carondelet St (Clio st.), New Orleans, LA
South American Restaurant · Central City - Garden · 25 tips and reviews

EaterEater: For a taste of authentic Columbian comfort food, arepas in particular, head to this eatery from former-Baru partner David Mantilla. There is nowhere else in town quite like it. [Eater 38 Member]

Rachael G.Rachael Geraets: The best Colombian food I've ever had. You'll be craving it constantly. Get both sauces for your arepa and try the white sangria. Amazing.

Gambit New OrleansGambit New Orleans: Featured in this weeks Gambit's Five in 5, the restaurant built its menu around Colombia's griddled corn cakes. Read more.

Dat Dog is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

4. Dat Dog

8.7
601 Frenchmen St (Chartes), New Orleans, LA
Hot Dog Joint · Marigny · 79 tips and reviews

Tobias R.Tobias Reiper: A truly superb hot dog restaurant!! Their Chicago Dog is 100% authentic and the rest of the menu is well worth considering!!

Aleks J.Aleks J: Slovenian sausage is surprisingly authentic - it's so good I'd have ordered it on its own without all the condiments.

Adrienne S.Adrienne Sharma: Love this place. Everyone is so friendly and the food is great! Nice beers on tap and the étouffée fries were amazing!

Mona's Cafe & Deli is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

5. Mona's Cafe & Deli

9.1
3901 Banks St (at S Scott St), New Orleans, LA
Mediterranean Restaurant · Mid-City · 15 tips and reviews

Hannah A.Hannah Alkadi: One of the most authentic places for Mediterranean food in New Orleans.

Ian C.Ian Cockburn: Where I do groceries every week...they make their OWN really fresh, baked that day pita bread! Also, you can get fresh falafel "mix" from the kitchen to take home. Get your lamb shank here in the fr

Gambit New OrleansGambit New Orleans: Gambit's Best of New Orleans 2011 Winner: Best Middle Eastern/ Mediterranean Restaurant Read more.

Central Grocery Co. is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

6. Central Grocery Co.

9.0
923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA
Deli / Bodega · French Quarter · 143 tips and reviews

Krewe of RocckusKrewe of Rocckus: Don't find Muffaletta's more authentic than this.

Lisa H.Lisa Hampton: Authentic new Orleans!

Emily A.Emily Andino: Delicious muffulettas! Be careful, though--these sandwiches are HUGE. Authentic Italian grocery.

Domenica is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

7. Domenica

9.2
123 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA
Italian Restaurant · Central Business District · 249 tips and reviews

Sean L.Sean Lux: Maybe the most underrated on NOLA eateries. Authentic and fresh, nothing disappoints.

Yuriy I.Yuriy Ivanov: Place is good, but good is not authentic. Olives were not tasty at all, pizza and soup were quite good.

Tino B.Tino Boehm: The Lasagne is to die for... overall a really authentic Italien restaurant I can highly recommend loving Italien food.

Gumbo Shop is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

8. Gumbo Shop

8.5
630 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · French Quarter · 211 tips and reviews

Ange M.Ange M: Get the Fresh Fish St. Peter - it is not on the menu, but it is fantastic! Also the best Shrimp Creole in town. This is the place to come for authentic recipes.

Jessica W.Jessica W: Best place to get authentic AND vegetarian New Orleans cuisine!

Sean R.Sean Rourke: Authentic southern food. Gumbo is a pretty simple dish, though.

Tujague's Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

9. Tujague's Restaurant

8.6
823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · French Quarter · 49 tips and reviews

Christopher T.Christopher T: One of the oldest restaurants in NoLa. Great place for some authentic creole cuisine.

Melania S.Melania Spagnoli: Great and authentic Creole athmosfere! You must try the seefood courtbouillon. All the dishes are delicious and fairy priced

Extended A.Extended Arms: Very nice atmosphere. Great food. The was a party of 5 with me and everyone enjoyed their dish. I ordered the Seafood Salad and it was fresh, very tasty and light. Average cost for menu items.

Gene's Poboys and Daiquiris is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

10. Gene's Poboys and Daiquiris

8.5
2199 St. Claude Ave (at Elysian Fields), New Orleans, LA
Sandwich Place · Seventh Ward · 46 tips and reviews

StefanStefan: This is the true, 100% authentic local food experience. Enough calories in a sandwich to keep you alive for 2 weeks. Don't hate yourself in the morning :)

Deep G.Deep Gujral: Great authentic Po boys. But be mindful that the location is also in the 'hood. Open 24 hours but best not to come here late night.

nolabelle83nolabelle83: Bomb ass hot sausage sandwiches

Angelo Brocato's is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

11. Angelo Brocato's

9.2
214 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA
Ice Cream Shop · Mid-City · 73 tips and reviews

Cassie C.Cassie Cushey: Authentic gelato and cannolis.

ed p.ed peterson: Real deal, old school Italian sweets and gelato. Go for the Spumoni and then linger over a perfect espresso to listen to local gossip.

Billy F.Billy Finnorn: So good. Classic New Orleans. If you're having dinner in Mid-City definitely go here for dessert.

Horn's is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

12. Horn's

8.8
1940 Dauphine St (Touro st), New Orleans, LA
American Restaurant · Marigny · 27 tips and reviews

Paul F.Paul Fisher: Authentic, decent grub.

Plwm B.Plwm Bwm: Eggs Dauphine are amazing. Cornbread with pulled pork, poached eggs and hollandaise. Get a side of hash browns too

Plwm B.Plwm Bwm: Amazing breakfast options, chicken and waffles is too good

Bon Ton Cafe is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

13. Bon Ton Cafe

8.6
401 Magazine St (Natchez St), New Orleans, LA
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Central Business District · 50 tips and reviews

Lotus B.Lotus Blossom: If I had friends in for one day, Bon Ton Cafe is where I would bring them for authentically delicious, local cuisine. Unpretentious, down home wait staff with high falutin' & quality food! Read more.

Janelle B.Janelle Bostic: Wonderful, authentic New Orleans restaurant. Amazing service, food and decor. Try the shrimp jambalaya and the speciality Red Fish Bon Ton.

Eric D.Eric D: Cajun classics done right. If you need an introduction to cajun cuisine, this is as good a place to start as any. Étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, the list goes on and on. Great fried catfish too.

DISTRICT: Hand Pie & Coffee Bar is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

14. DISTRICT: Hand Pie & Coffee Bar

8.5
5637 Magazine St (Arabella St), New Orleans, LA
Pie Shop · Uptown - Carrollton · 8 tips and reviews

Alexa Jane D.Alexa Jane Denner: Small but precise. Handmade pies are very delicious and authentic and the quality coffee was high. Try an almond latte, they won't burn the milk.

Plwm B.Plwm Bwm: Delicious breakfast Pies

Caroline G.Caroline Guercio: All coffee here is really well done. Can’t go wrong

Bacchanal Wine is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in New Orleans.

15. Bacchanal Wine

9.7
600 Poland Ave (at Chartres St), New Orleans, LA
Wine Bar · Bywater · 172 tips and reviews

Nat M.Nat Ma: Romantic outdoor setting. Authentically New Orleans. Great food and music on sundays.

Ben K.Ben Kessler (@kessler): Great backyard hang with live music, wine, beer, and cocktails. Pretty much perfect but in the middle of nowhere. Try the Joint down the street for great BBQ.

EaterEater: Known for its al fresco dining ala Bywater with live music, skeeters, and a slew of rickety furniture, Bacchanal offers a seasonal menu of exquisite small plates on the cheap. [Eater 38 Member]