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Au Petit Cahoua

$$ - $$$
Quartier Latin
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39 boulevard Saint Marcel, 75013 Paris, France
+33 1 47 07 24 42
12:00 - 14:15
19:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:15
19:30 - 22:30
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Canberra, Australia
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I were invited by a regular at this restaurant and if you have never tried Moroccan food you are in for a treat.The three of us had two different tagines ,both delicious and one meat plate and couscous which were special. If in this area of Paris I would have eaten here again ! The lady who... More 

Thank John H
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It was very bad experience, i was happy before i go as finally i found the morocean food in paris , But the food was not good and the waiter was not helpful , the visa machine was jot working also there is sign of visa and mastercard. I don't recommend anyone to visit

Thank Khaled S
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Really Good restaurant, with a welcoming atmosphere, and a very good service! There is quite a lot of choices of food plates, and prices starting from15-28 euro. Lovely place for two and for a group dinner. You get a good taste of Moroccan food!

Thank MariosTheodosia
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I don't know if this is a new location. It didn't look brand new, But TA sure wanted to send me to another restaurant review of the same name elsewhere in Paris. What a chore to enter this place in the reviews! But it bears mention..because the couscous was very good, and the decor added to the meal. It is... More 

1 Thank Beentobim
Potomac, Maryland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We were wishing for Moroccan food in Paris on a Sunday night. There was't a lot of selection, but we found this one, a little further from our apartment than we would have liked, but we were glad we made the trip here. I had couscous with lamb and merguez, which was delicious. My husband had tagine with lamb and... More 

Thank Jane S
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115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Absolutely love this couscous place. I've read some bad reviews but really nothing has changed since the last 4 years I hadn't been. Service was very nice. Harrirra soup, choppes and shrimp pilpil excellent starters. Couscous petit cahoua, plenty full and delicious and Tagine caille au potiron just comes right of the bone and so tasty. It's always full and... More 

1 Thank homezgr8t
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

The waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was adequate and plentiful, but I believe one can find tastier Moroccan food.

Thank NotaSucker
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

Had a lovely evening here with friends. The restaurant is intimate and pretty; the front of house staff were funny and helpful; even the Moroccan radio station was enjoyable, Best to reserve if you're keen as the place is not big by any means. We all ordered tajines, which came, as they're supposed to, boiling and steaming. I had lamb... More 

Thank Andrew C
Paris, France
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

First experience here was a winner. We were a group of six, had a cozy (RESERVED) corner table. I ordered a tajine with kefta (beef), olives and vegetables - divine. Ate a good amount of my boyfriend's tajine with lamb, figs and almonds - divine. Tasted meat from couscous dishes - divine. Highly recommend, and though not expensive for the... More 

1 Thank j_mc431
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

I have given a 'very good' rating for this restaurant based on my first experience of having lunch there and being so impressed I booked for dinner later in the week. Lunch was excellent, in fact it was the best couscous I have eaten in Paris and I have tried it in many places. Service was 1st class and even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:15
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 boulevard Saint Marcel, 75013 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 07 24 42
Au P'tit Cahoua restaurant in Paris, near the Jardin des Plantes, is a gorgeous Moroccan restaurant that leaves all North African cliches behind. The comfortable and inviting dining room is full of light with crazed mosaic tables and floors, pretty pierced screens and wrought iron detailing, tented ceiling, imported lighting and big mirrors everywhere. It's cool. The menu features both the tagines, couscous and pastillas you require from your Moroccan restaurants but made more lightly and healthily, as well as some inventive dishes that will intrigue you: triangular pastry briouats with chevre, almonds and mint, chicken and mango tagine. Fans adore the marinated and fried legumes that arrive on your table as soon as you are seated, as well as the geniunely attentive service.

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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