Step out of your comfort zone and try someplace new. These recently opened local restaurants offer flavorful and appetizing dishes on all fronts, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Whichever of these restaurants you decide to try, you will not be disappointed.
Jazzy Pete's Oak St.
Jazzy Pete's offers delicious New Orleans cuisine and dishes, such as po-boys, along with salads, pasta, and shakes. Come here for the delicious entrees and stay for the great time. Jazzy Pete's Uptown location offers customers the opportunity to see the hustle and bustle of New Orleans while enjoying a good meal. 8201 Oak St., (504) 345-2490, facebook.com/jazzypetesnola
Tacos Del Cartel
Tacos Del Cartel in Metairie has an engaging and unconventional bar; check out their Instagram @tacosdelcartel to see it. They offer burritos, tacos, fajitas, and a wide array of appetizers, such as choriqueso, guacamole, bean dip, queso dip, and chicken tortilla soup. They also offer delicious desserts. Don't miss out on this vibrant and delicious restaurant! 2901 David Dr., Metairie, (504) 381-5063, tacosdelcartel.com
BRG Hospitality, also known as Besh Restaurant Group, partnered with Banana Blossom Thai Café, a Westbank family-run restaurant that serves contemporary Thai food, to create Cho Thai. The new spot opened in July for takeout and delivery and offers small plates, including spicy clams, pork rolls, and crab claws, as well as soups, salads, and signature dishes. Order Cho Thai to enjoy tasty Thai dishes. 3218 Magazine St., (504) 381-4264, chothairestaurant.com
Nhat "Nate" Nguyen, who was the opening chef at Gert Town, left that restaurant in 2016 to start his own restaurant, which is now the long-awaited Union Ramen. This restaurant is currently open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. Dig into the Original Tori Ramen, miso ramen, or the Slap-Ya-Kimchi Mazemen. 1837 Magazine St., (504) 459-2819, unionramen.com
Misa is a restaurant kin to Tal's Hummus; the owner of Tal's Hummus created this new "global-Mediterranean" restaurant. Dig into the cauliflower curry, the 14-oz grilled ribeye, or a grilled chicken salad for $18. This delicious Mediterranean cuisine will fill you up and satisfy your cravings. 4734 Magazine St., (504) 510-2791, misanola.com
Mr. Tequila is owned by three brothers who are from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, which is, according to their website, "the epicenter for tequila." Join Mr. Tequila for Happy Hour all week, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. They also offer daily specials, such as $10.95 fajitas on Mondays, $1 street tacos on Tuesdays, and kids' night every Wednesday. Come here for a good authentic meal, paired with tequila that ranges from $8 to $200. 5018 Freret St., (504) 766-9660, mrtequilanola.com