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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
Awesome Muffaletta

This was our first time eating at Cafe Maspero. I never heard of a Muffaletta but I was told to try it. I'm so glad I did. It was awesome! The French Onion Soup was equally as good. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
fny007
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Miramar, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

100 times better then central grocery for the muffuletta. The person in my party ordered the Red Beans and Rice and said it is the best his has had. Centrally located and the best thing is all the great food at a low price. Not for snooty people.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a drink while we waited for our dinner at Nola's. Very old & rustic- you could imagine people drinking in here 100 years ago. Great Pimms cup.

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Ithaca, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Tired from a day of conference meetings, wandering the scenic streets of New Orleans and some shopping in the French Quarter, we did not feel like searching for the perfect restaurant or waiting a long time. Since I am allergic to shellfish, options are limited in the French Quarter, so finding a restaurant with non-seafood and traditional NOLA fare was... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was our first time eating at Cafe Maspero. I never heard of a Muffaletta but I was told to try it. I'm so glad I did. It was awesome! The French Onion Soup was equally as good. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I took some guests there for lunch and found it crowded and loud. There were way too many tables in the dining room and that made it very cramped and loud. Despite that the food was good, reasonably priced and our service was good.

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Los Gatos, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went here last year and really enjoyed the food (jambalaya) and the wait staff. Our last night in the French Quarter and we decided we'd go here again. I ordered a Muffaletta and it was ok. My husband ordered the jambalaya. Here is their description: Maspero's Creole Jambalaya A Cajun tradition! A hearty blend of Gulf shrimp, sausage-smoked and... More 

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Thomas B, General Manager at Cafe Maspero, responded to this review

Santacruzer Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. I apologize that you did not enjoy your most recent visit to Cafe Maspero. It is unfortunate that the Jambalaya was not to your liking and caused your husband to be so upset that he lost his appetite. I can assure you that we do not freeze or microwave our jambalaya... More 

New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I've been visiting New Orleans for the last 12 years and always looked forward to getting a muffuletta here. The size of the sandwich has been downsized. The bathrooms were disgraceful. Crossing them off my list of places to eat. There are so any to choose from.

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Thomas B, General Manager at Cafe Maspero, responded to this review

MzWiz Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your most recent visit to Cafe Maspero. The muffaletta has not been downsized so it is quite possible it was simple mistake that we would have been happy to remedy while you were still here. I have Front of House managers in the... More 

Cheyenne, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We ate here on a whim after a hot, humid day touring the French Quarter. Our waiter was nice and great serving us. The food was decent and atmosphere a little plain but the view was nice. Also thumbs up to the staff for hooking us up with a changing area in time of baby needs :-)

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Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My lovely wife had the special, fish with rice with a crawfish sauce. I had the gumbo and a muffuletta sandwich. We both thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Price was good as well. Definitely recommend this establishment for lunch.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

While enjoying music during the French Quarter Festival, we noticed no line at Cafe Maspero in time for an early dinner. We were promptly seated with a good view of the crowd outside. Prices were reasonable. Drinks and food were delivered sooner than expected. The jambalaya was somewhat dry, maybe an old batch in the kitchen. The catfish and grilled... More 

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