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601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #356 of 1,638 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $0 - $16
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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panama city beach
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Dinner with wife and two friends and did not disappoint again. we ordered the seafood platter, muffaletta, oyster and shrimp po boy. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend you visit when you are in the French Quarter. I would have ordered dessert too but Cafe Du Monde was about one block away so instead we had... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is conveniently located near the Café Du Monde. We discovered it while in NOLA for Mardi Gras ten years ago. The portion sizes are large enough to share and are reasonably priced. For lunch, we shared the seafood platter and the banana bread pudding. It was an excellent, filling lunch. We will definitely dine there again when in... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is what i expected of a New Orleans cafe in the French Quarter. My Pastrami Muffaletta was good & husband's Shrimp Etouffee nice. The atmosphere was perfect, esp. the bricks. Our server was sweet & pleasant. It was a nice place to visit.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stopped in here while we were walking around town seeing the sights of New Orleans. The menu looked reasonable and it had a lot of the local favorite flavors so we decided to give it a try. We sat at the bar and Lisa, the bartender was very knowledgeable about the menu, drinks and local spots, having been a born... More 

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Morton Grove
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Four of us waited a while for service. When server finally came over, service and food, was hit or miss. One never got his salad, one got chili that was cold, and the other two said they've had better tasting food elsewhere. This was disappointing because the long line to get in led us to think we'd enjoy it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went to the cafe to have a quick bite, we ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and a fish sandwich. The sandwiches were okay, nothing great and the fries served with the meals were old. We told the lady who served us and she immediately told us that the fries were freshly made. She did not even consult with the... More 

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

Sbud, Thank you for the review on Tripadvisor and I apologize for the handling of your issue during your recent visit. It sounds like it would have been an easy fix if the server would have simply corrected the problem. I have shared your experience with my staff and managers to ensure we actually take the necessary steps to remedy... More 

Washington, DC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Every time I'm in NOLA I have to go to Cafe Maspero. It's easy to get a seat, and nice to eat well without a wait. It's a nice and relaxing place to eat after walking around the Quarter. Order the red beans and rice.

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Mundelein, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very disappointing, but what else to expect from a tourist trap right off Jackson Square? Jambalaya was dry rice stained with flavorless sauce. Roast beef sandwich featured processed beef with canned gravy. Servers polite despite it being packed. Walk 2 blocks in any direction for much better choices.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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196 reviews 196 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Café Maspero is a hugely popular establishment for very good Cajun and creole type food in the French Quarter. Popular for good reason: not only do they enjoy a prime location, the food is really excellent. On a recent weekday my family had lunch here; it was the off season and just before Christmas so we were able to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

nice atmosphere food was excellent Trinity was our waitress.we had the seafood platter; fish was crisp and tasty.was not crowded service was good

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Additional Information about Cafe Maspero

Address: 601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029
Phone Number: 504-523-6250
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 16
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood

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