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Back Patio - Del Fuego NOLA, New Orleans, LA

Del Fuego NOLA

4.8
4.8
72 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Locally owned & operated by Fine Dining Dave Wright, Del Fuego has served the New Orleans area since 2014. Del Fuego is located in Uptown New Orleans on bustling Magazine Street, a block away from Napoleon Avenue. We pride ourselves on fresh Mexican inspired fare, using local ingredients whenever possible. Our corn tortillas are made in house from scratch & we fresh-squeeze juices for our margaritas & cocktails daily. We only serve 100% blue weber agave tequila, artisan mezcals & sotol.

There are multiple seating options available including a back patio & garden, a front covered patio & inside dining. Takeout & delivery are also available. At this time, we are accepting parties up to 4 online. For larger parties, please call the restaurant. 504-309-5797.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 309-5797

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Fine Dining Dave

  • Catering

    For catering, please email info@delfuegotaqueria.com

  • Private party facilities

    For large party inquiries please email us at info@delfuegotaqueria.com

  • Area

    Uptown

  • Cross Street

    Magazine Street b/w Jena and Cadiz. One block from Napoleon.

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    RTA Magazine Street Bus Line. Napoleon Stop or Cadiz Stop.7 blocks from the St Charles Avenue streetcar.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Service

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Value

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Child Friendly

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Lunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Outdoor Eating

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Child Friendly

  • New Orleans

    Lunch

  • New Orleans

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. KV

    KatieV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Girls night dinner was great thanks to the wonderful food and service.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visiting from out of state for work so I picked this place on a whim (and because of great reviews). SO glad I did. I’m a foodie, so it takes quite a bit to impress me. I was definitely impressed with DEL FUEGO. Every server in the place helped me, as it seems they all work together. Salsas were amazing. Tacos were incredible. Restaurant was clean with a great vibe. I may make this my dinner spot again tonight!

  3. DM

    DeeM

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I brought a friend to eat at Del Fuego for her first time and we all enjoyed our meal. She definitely said she will return when she’s back in town. We had margaritas, trio salsa, grilled chicken and grilled shrimp quesadillas. Absolutely delicious and great friendly service as always

  4. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was so delicious, staff super friendly and on point. Large plates, can easily be shared.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was so great I can’t wait to go back and the most epic Jell-O shot I’ve ever had!!

  6. JP

    JeremyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The ceviche was really huge in portion but didn't seem seasoned. Really miss having a Gulf fish other than catfish.

  7. J

    Jeffry

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    This is one of those restaurants tucked out of the way of publicity and geography that stands out simply because the food is good, the ambience laid back with friendly service. I don't eat Mexican food often but the next time I do, we'll return.

  8. AV

    AnnV

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The tostado chips were the best I've ever had. In my life. Salsas were excellent. Guacamole delicious.

  9. J

    Jbsno

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Too much noise from the bar next door. Food was great and servers were very nice. Not a fan of the 22% mandatory living wage(tip). Always tip 20% but that’s a turnoff. Will go again in spite of that.

    Del Fuego NOLAResponded on 9 April 2022

    Hi Jan, We’re sorry for the commotion next door. They’re a rowdy bunch for their Friday crawfish boils. The 22% living wage service charge is not a tip but a service charge shared equally & fairly b/w the entire staff from front to back of house, dish to host. It’s separate from the price of menu items so guests see where it is going, to our staff. You may add a tip to your heart’s desire, but it’s not necessary. We hope you have a wonderful weekend! The Del Fuego Fam

  10. MB

    MorganB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place! Great food and great service! Would recommend this place to anyone!

  11. S

    Suzanne

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great restaurant! Food was excellent and server was delightful. I highly recommend!

  12. DM

    DeeM

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious salsa trio, delicious grilled shrimp quesadilla, beans, rice and great service

  13. DW

    DallonW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always top notch. From fresh margaritas to guacamole all the way to beans and rice. Great food and outdoor dining is a super option.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The portion size was huge, food was delicious and authentic. Wait staff went above and beyond.

  15. DM

    DeeM

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific friendly service and terrific food We had the salsa trio, chicken quesadilla and margaritas. All so delicious

  16. SF

    ShelbyFox

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always has impeccable service, excellent drinks (and mocktails) and creative, delicious food. Loved the loaded guac, eggroll burrito and pot hole quesadilla. Do Not Skip the peanut butter ice box pie.

  17. MR

    MatthewR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my very favorite places in town, and favorite Mexican restaurants anywhere.

  18. B

    Bullethead

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last night my wife and I had the opportunity to dine here. This was our first time. We were heading to a party Uptown and decided to have dinner before heading to the party. I researched Del Fuego and immediately chose them by their Pay It Forward on the menu. We arrived and were sat immediately. The hostess pointed to the living wage policy in the table. I already knew about this since I researched Del Fuego before choosing to eat here. To start we ordered The Straight Up Guacamole and Empanada. Very good start. For the main course, my wife had a Chicken Quesadilla and for me a New Mexico Style Stacked Enchiladas subbing shrimp for chicken. The shrimp was fresh and meal was delicious. The service was on point. I will definitely be back and conclude by pointing out two things. The menu is executed perfectly. The proprietors are real leaders. They ask for your help to feed the homeless and to ensure their staff can make enough to feed and house their families. We need more places like this in NOLA.

  19. DM

    DeeM

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent service & amazing margaritas. . Of course we got the salsa trio which is delicious. My son got the burrito bowl that he said was delicious. My hubby & I split the huge eggroll. A great dish to split.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Salsas are fantastic- tried all 9. Chips are flaky but they were too greasy. Drinks are delicious. Good time and inviting atmosphere.

  21. MA

    MAB35

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chips are to die for, the drinks refreshing and delicious, and the food is always tasty and inviting. One of our favorite places to go in New Orleans.

  22. PG

    PaigeG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We made our reservation on a Friday, before heading to a show at Tip’s. Everything was amazing, or should I say, Amazeballs!!! They are soooo good! I went hard with the Thanksgiving burrito, the Holiday Hangover, which was everything I could have dreamt of to satisfy my seasonal cravings, minus family yelling about football, politics, etc.. Friends got tacos and a quesadilla. Washed it all down with a Christmas-y Cranberry Satsuma Margarita. Yummers!!!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    BEWARE parents with children!! DF is requiring ALL indoor diners to have a COVID vax or neg test REGARDLESS of age. Yes, babies and toddlers not eligible for the vaccine are NOT allowed to dine indoors. Cooler weather is here. Do NOT plan on eating at DF. We have been loyal patrons for 3 years….not again.

    Del Fuego NOLAResponded on 28 November 2021

    Hello Erin, Since the Delta variant when the city mandate began, we have required proof of COVID Vax or negative COVID test w/in 72 hours for everyone to dine inside REGARDLESS OF AGE. We know too many people of all ages who have passed away from COVID the past year and a half. We will continue our safety policy for our staff, family and guests, especially for the kids and elderly who are more vulnerable to this terrible virus. Have a happy holiday and please stay safe. The Del Fuego Fam

  24. DM

    DeeM

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service as always! Delicious salsa, delicious margaritas, and delicious meal. Tried something new the burrito.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff at Del Fuego are fabulous! The food was amazing, the drinks were strong and delicious and the service was wonderful! Not to mention some quality Jell-O shots 😉

  26. WI

    WIlliamD

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service was friendly and attentive. Our burritos were excellent and so big that we have enough for another meal later. Good margaritas too!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fuego is by far the best margarita, and some of the best Mexican food I've ever eaten. Every time im in NOLA it's a a mandatory stop.

  28. M

    Melanie

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place and come here all the time. Quality and consistency with a personal touch :)

  29. C

    Carly

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Del Fuego never disappoints. The loaded guacamole is a favorite and all of the different salsas too. The burritos are my favorite and you can always get it as a chimichanga too! Patio dining is awesome.

  30. JD

    JackieD

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent spot… Don’t miss out

  31. S

    davidS

    New Orleans

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Guacamole best in town the warm chips with right level of salt was perfect. The watermelon ring with cinnamon was a nice surprise as well as the watermelon jello shot to end the night

  32. l

    lilbanjo

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great off to the side place on Magazine with terrific food and perhaps the best guacamole in town!

  33. NO

    NOLALocal

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Del Fuego is definitely a step up from most Mexican restaurants. Overall, the quality of their food tends to be more gourmet than most. I highly recommend that you try "all the salsa", an appetizer option that lets you sample all 8 of their freshly made salsas. They also do a wonderfully fresh guacamole that can be customized with a number of optional additions. I typically get the tacos here, and they never disappoint.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our absolute favorite restaurant in New Orleans. The staff are incredible, plus the tacos are the best in the world!

  35. PG

    PaigeG

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Loved that they were adhering to all Covid protocols, we felt very safe. Ryanne and Robert were our servers, and they, and our burritos and chimichangas, were out of this world! (I may have also put down a boat of queso on my own 😉)

  36. ST

    SherriT

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was unique and delicious. Service was excellent. We sat outside on the covered patio and felt very safe.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Del Fuego is my favorite restaurant. I’m obsessed with the fried shrimp tacos!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoy the margaritas on a Friday after work. Seafood platter is a good deal since you get enough for four tacos when you go with the grilled fish and you get beans and rice. Churros are tasty withe the blueberry sauce.

  39. G

    Giselle

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. BEST guac in town. BEST margaritas. Super friendly service. Loved!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was amazing! Portion size is ridiculously large. If you go home hungry it's your own fault. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Del Fuego NOLA using the Order Online button. Del Fuego NOLA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 309-5797.

Del Fuego NOLA is rated 4.8 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Del Fuego NOLA

4518 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70115

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Magazine Street b/w Jena and Cadiz. One block from Napoleon.

  • Area

    Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    RTA Magazine Street Bus Line. Napoleon Stop or Cadiz Stop.7 blocks from the St Charles Avenue streetcar.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Fine Dining Dave

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (504) 309-5797

  • Catering

    For catering, please email info@delfuegotaqueria.com

  • Private party facilities

    For large party inquiries please email us at info@delfuegotaqueria.com

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