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Cafe Maspero

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French Quarter
American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood
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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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  • 112
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  • 50
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  • 38
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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
Good service, very average food.

We ate at the restaurant on our first night in New Orleans. The food arrived fast and our waitress was very attentive, however the food was very average. My husband likes to eat large dinners and he came out of the restaurant still hungry, however for me the jambalaya portion size was just fine... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Anna K
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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We ate at the restaurant on our first night in New Orleans. The food arrived fast and our waitress was very attentive, however the food was very average. My husband likes to eat large dinners and he came out of the restaurant still hungry, however for me the jambalaya portion size was just fine. So, if you like to eat... More 

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Fremont, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Our last day in New Orleans and I wanted jambalaya and a muffaletta. The appetizer of Jambalaya was the perfect size to taste. The muffaletta was stuffed full of meat and olive spread was very flavorful. Another person in the party had the gumbo and it was seasoned just right. Great taste! Well I was not disappointed. Delicious! So glad... More 

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Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here on our first night in New Orleans just wanting a light supper. We split the muffuletta and a bowl of onion soup. Both were very good. Our server was delightful and it was a pleasant experience. It's not fancy, "fine dining," but it was reasonable and tasty. I would go back.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Restaurant recommendation 2-22-15 Café Maspero 601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 523-6250 A neighborhood favorite for over 40 years, Cafe Maspero specializes in all things New Orleans: Cajun & Creole food, local seafood dishes, and classic. Locals and Tourists love this restaurant. When we arrived there was a line to enter the restaurant and within 5-10 minutes we... More 

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had smoked Ham sandwich and roast beef sandwich. Both were delicious. And came with a lot of french fries. The dollar strawberry daiquiri was good too. Only 8 oz but enough for me. Waitress was pleasant.

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I ordered the cajun white beans with rice and fish. I got two very small strips of fish, the beans were cold. I sent it back and got the hot patties (sort of like a burger) It was sort of dry with a big bun. The group sitting next to us also were not impressed with their food.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place fills up very quickly; there's always a line. I love their jambalaya here! The muffuletta is good too and the person next to me ordered a big seafood platter. :)

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Old school original creole cooking in the french quarter. Everything comes with fries, but if you ask, you can substitute for a small salad.

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Longview, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Their sandwiches are piled high with meat. The shrimp or oyster plates are enough for two. Excellent food! Try the salads also. They put mozzarella cheese on top. Very good!

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Prairieville
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Historic old building only adds to ambiance and when you get your food I think you will be amazed at how much they give you for the small price you pay. I LOVE the Roast Beef & Swiss Po-Boy though I have never had anything bad to eat here or questioned the proportioned. We always start our Mardi Gras weekend... 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, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood

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?