Cajun-inspired Latin cuisine, available daily for lunch and dinner

March 3, 2020: TaCreole Café is now open, featuring fresh Latin cuisine with a Creole twist, as well as beer, wine, and locally roasted Orleans coffee.  Located at 110 S. Rampart Street inside the HI New Orleans Hostel, TaCreole Cafe welcomes travelers and locals alike for lunch and dinner, Wednesday-Sunday.

With a menu designed by Chef Jacob Hammel – also know for his contributions to Commander’s Palace and DTB – crowd favorites include Gumbo, Gator Chorizo Tacos, and Boudin Flautas.

Tacos run at $5 a piece, with $1 off daily specials offered two times per day:

  • Rush Hour, 11am-2pm
  • Happy Hour, 5-7pm

TaCreole Café serves food from 11am-10pm, Wednesday-Sunday, and the bar stays open until midnight.

The Café also pays homage to the local community’s role in the Civil Rights movement, showcased through an expansive mural designed by local artist, Kristen Downing, in collaboration with the Young Artist Movement. Memorializing the arrest of Oretha Castle Haley and 3 fellow non-violent civil rights activists at the McCrory’s lunch counter, this mural retells one of the most famous sit-ins in American history, which occurred just across the street in 1960.

“Food is a powerful tool for bringing people together, and our locally-inspired cuisine paired with a historic setting allows us to infuse the New Orleans culture and history into the experience,” says Café Manager Keisha Green. “We look forward to sharing our story with an international community of travelers and locals alike.”

TaCreole Café is owned and operated by Hostelling International USA (HI USA), a national network of nearly 50 hostels and a nonprofit with a purpose to create a more tolerant world. For more information, contact Netanya Trimboli, HI USA Director of Communications & PR at

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