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La Macarena's first location was the first ever Pupuseria on the East Bank - a 20 seat eatery serving premium dishes from El Salvador. In 2008, La Macerena's uptown location opened and has been honored to serve as the first Latin American themed restaurant in the Riverbend.

For years the late Isabel Ochoa-Galvez ran our kitchen. A first generation immigrant from El Salvador, she learned most of her recipes from her mother Eva. Her son Manny, who crafted every detail of the La Macarena aesthetic, now runs the show.

About Us

Can You Say


A pupusa is a thick, handmade corn tortilla stuffed with queso (usually a soft cheese called Quesillo), chicharrón (fried pork cracklings) or frijoles refritos (refried beans). There is also the pupusa revuelta which is stuffed with mixed ingredients, such as queso, frijoles refritos and chicharrón.

Pupusas have 2000 years of delicious history and have grown in popularity here in the States for the last four decades. See for yourself what we have to offer!

Family-Run since 2003

Amigos, Come explore our Brand New Vegan & Veggie Menu!


Savor Our Robust selection of traditional Latin American, Cuisine!

Delivery Services Available Now!

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"The best latin food in N'awlins"

  - Drew Brees  

"You won't find better pupusas elsewhere"

  - Brett Anderson,  
  Times Picayune  

"One of NOLA's top ethnic restaurants"

  - Ann Benoit,  
  Food WriteR  

Stop in For our

Ongoing Specials!


Every Day

Bring in your own booze any day of the week; best of all, there's no corkage fee!

No outside mixers or non-alcoholic beverages

Call Us!

Pop-Up Specials

Pop-up specials are available at certain times, give us a call to learn about our weekly deals!

(504) 862-5252

Location & Hours
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8120 Hampson Street

New Orleans, LA, 70118    

We are back OPEN!

Our hours and days of operation are subject to change given the fluidity of current events. Give us a call for current schedule at (504) 862-5252

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