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“Unique experience!”
Review of Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Ranked #2,300 of 17,892 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
Reviewed September 20, 2013

I dined at Ave Maria with my daughter who is in her early twenties. I was the oldest diner by at least 25 years. This is a very lively, hip (not hipster) place. The music, a melange of Brazilian and contemporary Latin, really adds to the ambience. The decor is a whimsical and curious blend of various world cultures. I loved it. The physical space of the restaurant is very intimate, with diners seated together at wooden tables with benches or chairs. We shared a table with a couple out on a date. They didn't seem to mind. The food is really very, very good, and the portions are enormous. I ordered a fish dish that came with rice, a salad with an amazing dressing, and "chips." It was far more than I was able to eat, but it was certainly delicious! For dessert, my daughter and I shared a truly decadent chocolate cake. Again, the portion was large enough for three or four people.

The service was just fine. Friendly, if a bit hurried and harried. Given the number of diners, the small space, and the limited waitstaff, I was impressed with our server's ability to be cordial and efficient. No time for chit chat here!

The location is a bit off the beaten track, but that adds to the appeal and experience. A different Parisian experience, for sure!

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Thank teacher050
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great place…lots of locals which is nice.
The food is delicious and good value.
Would definitely go back again!

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Thank Michael-Canada-2012
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Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Eating there is like discovering new tastes. I really recomend this place. And they play good music as well. Try it out on friday evening.

1  Thank Kamil C
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Really great experience. The food is 'world' rather than brazilian, but it does a brazilian feel about the place. The food was great but above all the ambience.

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Thank Stephenontour
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

The restaurant is small and simple but really nice. There was a line, but it went pretty fast. The food came quickly and delicious. Mostly a combination of chicken, rice and vegetables, then very healthy and tasteful.

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1  Thank John R
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