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Cafe Maspero

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French Quarter
French, American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
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601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029
504-523-6250
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Locals eat here!

This restaurant is were the locals go. Jambalaya was above average. The $1 strawberry daiquiri are made with real strawberries. For $3 you can get a 16 oz daiquiri. Food is relatively inexpensive compared to most restaurants in the French Quarter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Luimy and Lisa C
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is were the locals go. Jambalaya was above average. The $1 strawberry daiquiri are made with real strawberries. For $3 you can get a 16 oz daiquiri. Food is relatively inexpensive compared to most restaurants in the French Quarter.

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Saco, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Was recommended by a friend who went to Nola months earlier for the french onion soup. My wife loves french onion soup and loved theirs. i got the chicken and sausage gumbo which was also outstanding. Nice atmosphere and great location. Sandwiches were also very good.

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ate here after our first choice place for lunch had a line out the door. AC was cold, we were seated immediately, service was great and food was fine. Waitress recommended the peach sangria and I was glad I took her suggestion-delicious. Lots of dining choices in town and many that are probably more memorable-wouldn't go out of my way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We have been eating here for over 20 years. Whenever we come to town, we know we can go to Cafe Maspero for a good meal and a good time.

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

Cafly73 Thank you for the great review on Tripadvisor. Reviews like yours are what makes it all worth it. Thank you for the continued loyalty and I am very pleased to know that we are "ole faithful". Thats probably the best thing a manager likes to hear because it means we are doing it consistently time after time. We hope... More 

Apopka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here for dinner after a full day of touring and sight-seeing and we were so glad we did. We were seated quickly and our server was wonderful. She has great recommendations! We had the 3 classic bowls dish ( a sampling of red beans and rice, gumbo, and étouffée). It was delicious!! The kids had fish and... More 

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

smiling jordans, We are smiling too after your great review. We thank you for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. I agree, more desserts. I have shared your suggestion with my kitchen manager and perhaps we can add a little more to that list. Thank you again and we hope to see you again... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch on a very busy Saturday, our party of two had to wait a couple minutes for a table to open up but no big deal. Service was quick once seated and went routinely well. I didn't come in here expecting to find fine dining for lunch so my expectations were in check. I had the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As a born and raised New Orleanian, I feel it is my duty to visitors to alert them to restaurants that have gained immense popularity with mediocre food. I last ate there several years ago with family from out of town, and asked myself why I did that!Yes,it is conveniently located to all of the French Quarter hot spots, and... More 

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

John, Thank you for your recent review that was "several years" in the making. Though everyone is entitled to an opinion, Cafe Maspero has thrived for 40 years for some reason. As another New Orleanian, it is my duty to continue providing great food, great service and great value. Besides, you know what they say about opinions...... Thank you again... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice looking spot to duck into in the french quarter, and many people seem to love it. I'm not one of them and felt I should at least put my word out to be taken into consideration. the pros - nice french fries, sure it's basic but some do screw it up, good shrimp po-boy, but you can get as... More 

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

4kendy Thank you for the review, though I believe you may have us confused with a different restaurant. I only have one male server on staff (Hector) and we do not offer a Cochon du lait Po-boy. It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your experience at that restaurant, but I do invite you to try our Roast Beef... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food was sub par at best. I could not chew my steak and the gumbo would have better if I had made it from a box. The kids said the roast beef taste like it was freezer burnt. The waitress did not refill my drink. We were the first In And last served. When I did not leave a... More 

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

A Tripadvisor Member, Although I have already responded to every social media site regarding your experience, I will respond to this one as well. I apologize for your experience and am investigating the comments with my entire staff and management that was working friday evening. I assure your that appropriate measures will be taken once I interview, not only the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great food! Overflowing Seafood Plate was fresh, perfect batter, big Oysters, very tasty! My girlfriend had Red Beans and Rice and although skeptical at first, she really enjoyed it, especially the Andoulle Sausage. A delicious meal and great prices.

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

Steve, Thank you for the great review. I am pleased that we were a great first meal and I hope the rest of your visit went as well. We appreciate you taking a few moments to let everyone know you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again during a future visit to New Orleans. Sincerely Thomas W... More 

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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 $16
Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Delicatessen

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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 $16
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?