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Five takes on plantains 

Baru

3700 Magazine St., 895-2225

www.barutapas.com

Patacones are long, crisp planks of green plantain topped with meats.

Bennachin

1212 Royal St., 522-1230

www.bennachinrestaurant.com

Fried plantains with coconut rice is this African restaurant's go-to side.

Cafe Carmo

527 Julia St., 875-4132

www.cafecarmo.com

The Rico sandwich is a plantain pancake topped with pork or mock meat.

La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Cafe

8120 Hampson St., 862-5252

www.pupusasneworleans.com

Golden-fried plantain slices come with house crema for dipping.

Mayas Restaurant & Bar

2027 Magazine St., 309-3401

www.mojitoland.com

Shrimp, crab and coconut milk sauce top green plantains.

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