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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Cafe, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok - not great by any means. The service was awful. I don’t think it was the server’s fault, as they had her working way too many tables for one person, plus she was having to bus them herself. And the kitchen...was extremely slow. We waited about 45 minutes for our food, and then we only got the food for 3 of the 4 people at the table. The server said another server (who? We didn’t see another one…) gave the food to the wrong table. We had to ask for flatware and napkins, the salt was so damp it wouldn’t come out of the shaker (y’all have rice in NOLA; I’ve seen it. Put some in the salt shakers.), and we were crammed in so much that we felt like we were dining with the strangers at the next table. Do not recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My breakfast was perfect as was my husbands. Beautiful restaurant and ambiance in general. Katonya was absolutely perfect as our bartender. She had so much personality and was really great at checking on us and the other guests throughout our visit.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hostess was unbelievably rude. Bad intro to the restaurant. Service was good. Great location. Once great restaurant. Now a low end restaurant. No wait. 5-10 years ago a long queue to enter. Do not eat at this location.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to get the fried calamari and it was fantastic. Not anymore. It's all rings with no bodies and the breading is just blah. So very disappointing. The service was ok, on par with other high volume restaurants.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner. Lines were minimal. Food was just okay. Ordered the combo which was just ehh. Was not impressed at all. Service was subpar. Every time she delivered a dish we had to call her back for utensils.... Dined indoors and the piss...stench from the street could be smelled. They are better off shutting all the doors. Expensive for the food and experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

1) We waited several minutes with no one in front of us to even take our name. 2) We waited for an hour to be seated and the restaurant had several empty tables. 3) The soft drinks were flat and the server said there is...nothing he could do because of the machine...yes, we were still charged for them even though we didn’t drink them or get a refill. 4) My meal came with a salad which was never brought to the table even after reminding the server about it. No apologies were made, no “thank you, come again.” Nothing! I won’t be back. I fear this restaurant just banks on the fact that they’re located on Decatur and know they will get service despite their lack of good service. The actual food is not bad, but the service was by far the worst I’ve had in New Orleans.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 29, 2021 via mobile

Eat here every visit to NO. No more. Really gone down hill. Had to stand outside for 1 1/2 hours to get a table. The person they had in charge of taking names and settings seemed very confused and spent time working in the restaurant...rather than the people trying to get into the place. Seated several out of turn. Many folks got unhappy with the long wait and lack of being able to handle and left.. Finally seated and waitress was rude. Place looked dirty which is not normally the case. They clearly could not handle the number of people. Even at only 25% seating. Ordered the shrimp platter to share since it had gotten to late to eat much. The salad that was served with it was much smaller than before but it was fresh. The shrimp and fries both had a bitter after taste. Did not finish what was on the plate due taste. Very sad for this place. So many places to eat here, Cafe Masperos is no longer on our every trip eating list.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 27, 2021

I went here thinking I was going to get great Cajun food. We had a reservation and when we told the host we were there for our reservation he looked extremely surprised and confused. Waitress was very short with us right from the start and...rude. The bathroom floor was also very wet? The food was not very good and definitely not worth how much it cost. I also had the worst Bloody Mary I’ve had while being in New Orleans, more worsteshire sauce thAn tomato juice. Would not recommend this place as there are so many better restaurants nearby.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 23, 2021

This was our first trip to NOLA, and a friend had recommended the Olive Salad here, so I had to try. We all had something different and was able to sample everyone's plate. The best part of the lunch was the Beignet Fries!!! THEY ARE...A MUST HAVE!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 23, 2021

We took a last minute trip with our two puppies and I’m so glad we stopped here for their beignet fries and a Po-Boy. We walked from our hotel to Jackson Square and the hostess remembered who we were on our walk back! That was...extremely impressive! She mentioned they were dog friendly and invited us to come inside. On our walk back to the hotel, we decided to pop in and get some dessert. The beignet fries were so good, so we decided to try a po-boy and take it to go. We were greeted by a nice waitress who mentioned she had two boxers at home. She was so friendly and very attentive. The vibes were good all around. I’m so bummed we misplaced our receipt, because the name of our actual waiter was on there. I believe his name was Kevin or Devin, young guy, who was genuine and friendly. We won’t forget his face, because he went above and beyond after we paid and left. We accidentally left our card inside the receipt book and he ran outside to find us (a block down) to hand it to us! That definitely made our experience at this restaurant memorable! We will definitely come back soon and recommend it to everyone we know! The po-boy was amazing. My husband had the old fashioned and that came out great! Highly, highly recommend!!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Barbara M
September 29, 2018|
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Response from CES122 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant does not take reservations. I do not remember if it is open. Probably not. But many other restaurants are open. Try Palace Cafe.
Todd T
December 28, 2017|
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Response from AFPayne | Reviewed this property |
there are tvs at the bar. sorry this is late...
Karen S
March 7, 2017|
Response from Dorothy D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know you!! I think!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Maspero

Yes, Cafe Maspero offers takeout services.

Yes, Cafe Maspero offers delivery services.

Cafe Maspero is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4