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Cafe Maspero

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Neighbourhood:
French Quarter
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601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029
+1 504-523-6250
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Branchburg, NJ
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was great to have a vegetarian version of the muffaletta. The ambience, food and service were good.

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Thank mak73
Lorain, Ohio
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard the French onion soup was supposed to be good. It was average and cold - probably not as good as Applebees. Service was mediocre. Food was OK - think buffet quality or perhaps a cafeteria. With so many options available in NOLA, there is just no reason to go here.

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Thank stu p
NC
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've visited many times, including in the 1980s with two hungry boys in two. Sandwiches and other meals are generous here, but easier on the wallet than in similar FQ restaurants.

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Thank LIVES_TO_EAT
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a favorite of ours. the French onion soup, jambalaya, and catfish po boys are all excellent. this place is cash only, but does have an atm in the back if needed.

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Thank ballewcrew
Prairieville, Louisiana
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163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In town from Baton Rouge, son was having xrays for another surgery in June. We went early as usual to avoid the crowd. Had a burger. It was just ok. Nothing special. Wife had French onion soup and sons shrimp sandwich was good. Service was fast when you go around 11:30

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Louisiana
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seating is decent, but you may wait a while for your food, which is average at best. Think cooked quickly and without care to details. Also, this stuff is peppery even for a Southern Louisiana girl. Be sure to mention allergies; they put tomatoes in a lot of stuff.

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Thank Tabitha D
Waldorf
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service.. we even got to chat with the manager a bit... reasonable prices. My husband got the red beans and rice and I got roast beef PO boy... he declared his the best all week!! Enjoyed sitting near the open windows and people watching.

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Thank Mary T
Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are better choices outside the quarter but if I am staying in the quarter Café Maspero is someplace I usually stop at for breakfast or lunch. Good (not great) food and very good service. Good basic breakfast, nice atmosphere and excellent bloody mary.

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Thank Kabner
Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the reviewers is correct, there are many options in this part of the Quarter, but variety is the spice of life and sometimes, if you are open to adventure on your travels, you just might be rewarded. Cafe Maspero is one of those gambles that paid off for us at lunch. My wife is extremely picky about foods,... More 

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Great service. Our waiter, James, was excellent! So nice and funny! He deserves an 11/10 rating! Also delicious food. Definitely satisfied with everything. James was very polite and kind. Overall, everything was great!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-6250

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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