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Cafe Maspero

601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #289 of 1,603 restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $0 - $16
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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534 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This place is a tradition for us, we always stop for a strawberry daiquiri and a shrimp po-boy! The steak fries are great too!! We have been going to this restaurant for 20 years and have never had a bad meal. If you see a line out front the reason is because this place is AWESOME!! The food is great,... More

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Sparks, NV
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Had lunch there with family. The red beans and rice was some of the best I have had! My daughter had the fried shrimp and there was nothing frozen then fried about it - it was fresh shrimp! Price was good - especially for being in the French Quarter. Definitely would go back.

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San Francisco, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I go to New Orleans pretty regularly, and I can always depend on Cafe Maspero for a decent bowl of red beans and rice. It's not particularly spicy or anything (which made my kids happy; I prefer it spicier), but while so many other places on and around Jackson Square change, Cafe Maspero is always there for me. And the... More

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Saint Jerome, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food was good, the ambiance was fine but the service was very friendly and brought up a lot of fun. Sometimes it does make the difference and it did! Try the muffulatta, it's a sure shot!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wife and I drove down for a day trip on a hot summer Sunday. Wanted something good and quick before the 1 1/2 hr back. We have eaten here before but it has been a while. Wife had 1-Muffuletta (loaded with meat and huge). I had the roast beef with gravy sandwich. Food was excellent like always. Service was great... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

He had lunch here there was a little wait to get seated. We had the mufffaleta it was good, also had the gumbo it was blander tasting here.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was our first taste of New Orleans and were we impressed. The quaint café offers a lot of Cajun options. We had the red beans and rice, gumbo, jambalaya. po boy sandwich, Muffaletta, 2 soft drinks and 2 daiquiri for $53. They allowed us to taste before we ordered to make sure we liked before we ordered since we... More

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Durrington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We ate here during a short stay in New Orleans and were not disappointed. Muffaletta was delicious and so full of meat that I could not finish it all. Jambalaya was great too. Cold beer on a hot day, and great service. Just the job.

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Columbia, TN
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Cafe Maspero has great food at affordable prices. My ham sandwich was piled so high I had to cut it with knife. They open the doors when it's not too hot.

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Odessa, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place has good food for great price. Terrific place for a family meal while in New Orleans. I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed with the food. Service varies but most of the time it is good. I have had a couple of servers try to rush me along to get me out. Most of... More

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