The Rum House

It is a beautiful spring day in New Orleans so we decided to drive along Magazine Street to find a place for lunch. We came up on The Rum House- a Caribbean Taqueria and it was a no brainer to stop for a drink and a bite.

We started with a Pina Colada and a Funky Monkey (Fresh banana, Cruzan Dark Rum, Kahlúa, Cream of Coconut, Crème de Cocoa, cream, whipped cream, chocolate toffee flakes) and it was very much like dessert in a glass. They went really well with the Queso Blanco dip.


For my lunch I had the Trinidad Chicken Roti – a wrap with jerk chicken and a Trinidadian curry sauce. The sauce was good but it almost overpowered the chicken. It came with house made sweet potato chips that melted in my mouth. Delicious combo.

jerk chicken

Michelle tried two of their tacos – the selection is huge but she went with grilled Mahi-Mahi and the pork mole. Very good, fresh flavors on both and went well with her side choices of coconut mango rice and fried plantains.


Service was fast and friendly and the lively music had us tapping our toes. It did get a little loud as it filled up with the lunch crowd but you could still hear enough to converse. Definitely a place to revisit.

They also do an Island Time happy hour from 3 to 6:30pm during the week, so that’s another reason to go back!

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