May 23, 2024


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Rosalita’s Backyard Tacos Opens New Bywater Restaurant

New Orleans’s Bywater community has a new taco joint, opened by the pair powering the neighborhood’s well-known backyard pop-up, Rosalita’s Tacos. Laurie Casebonne and Ian Schnoebelenover opened their cafe of the exact identify on New Year’s Eve, in the previous house of St. Claude Avenue bakery Shake Sugary.

The couple ordered the building at 3304 St. Claude Avenue over the summer time just after Shake Sugary’s closure, saying strategies to open up their cafe in the next months. They’d been popping up as Rosalita’s Backyard Tacos on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday for two several years, steadily gaining shoppers from outside of the neighborhood as nicely as national recognition. Rosalita’s quick menu of tacos, quesadillas, black bean tostados, nachos, toquitos, and burritos remains largely unchanged, though prospects can now insert rice and beans to make their order a plate, and there is an excellent new salsa to round out the contemporary hot sauce choices. The few has also utilized for a liquor license.

Casebonne and Schnoebelenover previously owned and operated Italian neighborhood beloved Mariza in the Rice Mill Lofts, which has given that develop into chef Nina Compton’s acclaimed Bywater American Bistro. They marketed Mariza in 2018, wanting to take a phase back from the 24/7 restaurant everyday living. They got into the pop-up sport a number of months later with their lower-vital taco stand, exactly where buyers lined up in Rosalie Alley off N. Rampart Street in Bywater a few occasions a week. The new counter-services restaurant, found just a block away from the alley, retains the exact small-crucial vibe even though including covered, spaced-out outside seating. For now, there are no inside tables, nevertheless that could improve as it turns into safer to supply indoor eating.

Rosalita’s outdoor seating
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Rosalita’s is open up at 3304 St. Claude Avenue Tuesday by means of Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. for takeout and out of doors dining.

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