International Flavors in Jefferson Parish

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Cajun and Creole cuisines are mainstays of the Bayou State’s culinary heritage. But our more recent immigrants have contributed much to the state’s culinary offerings and nowhere is that more apparent than in Jefferson Parish.  

Jefferson Parish’s restaurants are among Louisiana’s most culturally diverse. African, Caribbean, Italian, Spanish, French, Brazilian, Greek, Indian and Asian cuisines can be all be experienced throughout Jefferson from the coastal edges of Grand Isle and Lafitte to the urban landscapes of Metairie, Kenner and Gretna. 

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Interntional restaurants in Jefferson Parish.  

Cafe Equator is located in the heart of Metairie and serves a variety of delicious Thai dishes including classics like Pad Thai and various spicy Curries.  

Kenner’s La Cocinita serves up various Latin cuisines with an emphasis on Honduran specialties like baleadasJefferson Parish has one of the highest populations of Hondurans in the United States and the country’s signature dishes bring delicious flavor to local eateries.  

Acropolis, a Greek eatery in Metairie, features traditional Greek cuisine like Mousakka, Gyros, and Spanakopita.  

The New Orleans metro area has a large population of Vietnamese immigrants, many of whom came to the area after the fall of Saigon in 1975. There are numerous Vietnamese restaurants across Jefferson Parish offering delicacies like pho, bahn mi, and Vermicelli bowls.  

Eburnieya Ivorian Cuisine in Metairie serves authentic West African Food Restaurant like grilled beef, chicken with yucca, fried fish, and more!

Taj Mahal, another Metairie gem, is one of our favorite spots for samosas, curries, and vindaloos that leave us craving more. 

These are just a few of our favorite international restaurants in Jefferson Parish. Learn more and plan your trip at


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