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Cafe Maspero

601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029 (French Quarter)
504-523-6250
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Ranked #318 of 1,606 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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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Food was delicious and service was amazing. We left Cafe DuMonde after a 15 minute wait with no service and walked across the street to Cafe Maspero. My muffaleto's was delicious and the service was amazing.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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469 reviews 469 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I wandered by this place and it looked good from the outside. I was instantly welcomed by the Bartender, she was friendly and efficient. First I ordered the beer since the prices were right ($2.50-3.00 for draft) is was cold and good. She told me about all the food they had and recommended the Gumbo. I was actually walking to... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My first stop here every time I visit New Orleans. This restaurant attracts locals and visitors alike. It gets very busy during lunch and dinner with lines outside but the service is fast, the wait staff is friendly, the good is good as well as fair prices.

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Pineville, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate ham and Swiss sandwich and the pastrami sandwich, both VERY large sandwiches. With side of steak fries. This is a great stop for lunch. We've at here before and had their muffulettas which are super yummy. This is a keep going back to lunch kind of spot for me and my husband.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The muffalata was nice and the red beans and rice had lots of flavor. Good choice for a quick meal. Portions were good sized.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Tried this for lunch and left hungry and disappointed. Some suggest going here for cheaper fare, but why bother if you're just going to leave hungry. Kids menu is small and grilled cheese is two slices of Kraft singles between hamburger buns. Kid chicken fingers are square shaped. Let your imagine go on how square chicken fingers taste. The bean... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Cafe Maspero is hands down the best casual dining option in New Orleans. All of their dishes are classic New Orleans fair, served with flavor in mind, and no additional bells and whistles. The jambalaya, red beans and rice, muffaletta, and fried seafood are some of the best you can get in town. Insiders Tip: If your not hungry for... More

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Miami, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Every trip to New Orleans has a family meal at Café Maspero. At certain times, there is a line to get in. You can't beat the inexpensive wine and food. We ordered a fried oyster poor boy and a steak with potatoes and vegetables. The poor boy had a generous amount of oysters dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and pickles... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was excellent and extremely cheap! The drink specials were the best I saw all week. $3 daquris or $1 for the small ones. The portions were enough for two meals!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Everyone around us was ordering burgers and fries which looked pretty good. Our attempt at NOLA specialities failed dismally; the gumbo and the jambalaya looked and tasted identical (rice and chicken stock) and had been nuked in the plastic crockery we were served on. Drinks came in plastic cups too. If you’re standing outside reading this on TA, keep moving!

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