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Cafe Maspero

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French Quarter
American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
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601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029
504-523-6250
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 115
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  • 50
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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quick service, so-so food

We had a mid-week dinner for our family of five (kids 11, 10 & 8). The staff got us a table very quickly, and was prompt for the remainder of the night. The building is old, and has some nice elements. But the food was just average, and lacked the quality you can find in most "chef-run... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Sgg639
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a mid-week dinner for our family of five (kids 11, 10 & 8). The staff got us a table very quickly, and was prompt for the remainder of the night. The building is old, and has some nice elements. But the food was just average, and lacked the quality you can find in most "chef-run" restaurants. We had... More 

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Alberta
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Not too bad. Fairly central in NO. The food is good and the service was fine. Maybe a bit slow but that's the Big Easy. All in all good value for the dollar.

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Marengo, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were starving when we finally got to the French Quarter around 1:30pm. This was the first place we saw and went in. I am so glad we did! Every person we encountered was friendly. We got a table right away in the middle of the restaurant. We ended up ordering a gumbo and ice tea for each of us... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The French Quarter has a lot to offer, but if you're toting kid gear and children, you're not always going to be able to find a comfortable place to eat. Also, we had been pressuring our kids to try new foods and eat like a local, but every once in a while on a trip a kid deserves a simple,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I was not initially intending to eat here, but I was footsore and Maspero was right there. It looked busy but I didn't have to wait for a table, and the A/C was a godsend on such a warm day. The waitress was prompt and knowledgeable about the menu, easily recommending the sangria and a banana bread pudding for dessert,... More 

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Frederick, Ok
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We dined at Cafe Maspero for lunch, and it was excellent. I had a bacon cheeseburger, which I loved. My husband had red beans and rice, which was excellent, also.

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Norcross, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had lunch and didn't need to eat for the rest of the day. Great drinks, friendly service and they give you a cup of horseradish and you can mix ketchup to make your own delicious cocktail sauce, who knew... well I didn't and now I'm glad I do.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My fiancé' and I were just strolling down Decatur Street and came along a great cafe', we decided to stop and grab a bite to eat and have a quick drink, the food was great the sandwich I had was so big I had to take the rest to the room, but we sat at the bar and met a... More 

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Monterey, California
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On vacation for my birthday week in Nola and we wandered in to Cafe Maspero and ate at the bar. The bartender Eric was awesome! So friendly even though the place was packed! Best fried green tomatoes and the best steak I have ever had! French onion soup to die for. I highly recommend this place! They have great food!... More 

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Katy, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I visited CM because it was recommended by one of the locals. I wasn't impressed. The po-boy was all bread and no flavor. Maybe I order the wrong thing but I wouldn't go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-523-6250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?