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Cafe Maspero

$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1029
+1 504-523-6250
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Georgetown, Texas
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice breakfast menu, well prepared. Staff was attentive and pleasant. Clean dinning room and quick service. Perfect stop while sight seeing in New Orleans.

Thank Daytexas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was not impressed with this place. I came here with 5 other friends late Saturday morning. We actually arrived just before they stopped serving breakfast (11am). There was not wait luckily, although Jackson Square was pretty crowded overall. The menu seemed promising and reasonably priced but the food itself just failed to deliver. Our waitress was nice but took... More 

Thank Dee B
Durango, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here with friends yesterday while sightseeing in New Orleans. I got the fried shrimp platter, which was supposed to come with a small salad. The shrimp were exteremly small and had not been de-veined. The steak fries were semi-warm and everyone at the table agreed they were fairly awful. My salad did not show up at the table until... More 

Thank Curtis R
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a quick lunch (Club sandwich) and grabbed a sangria for the walk. Whoever made the blackberry sangria did an awesome job :)

Thank DrivingForMemories
Tadley, United Kingdom
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526 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are a plethora of restaurants around New Orleans so there is no shortage of choice. Conveniently located not far from the Mississippi this was one we happened upon for no particular reason. The menu was slightly different offering a range of omelettes and other choices. The chili and cheese one was very large and certainly filled me up. Service... More 

Thank Andrew N
Baton Rouge
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 5 year old daughter take a drive in to New Orleans to go to the aquarium, have some beignets, or buy crazy sunglasses at the French Market. Cafe Maspero is a mainstay for us because it's cheap and delicious.

Thank Bonnie C
Management response:

Thank you for visiting Cafe Maspero, we are honored that you let us be apart of your special day. We look forward to seeing you again and have a special surprise for your daughter next time you are in. More 

Pflugerville TX
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185 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just about outgrown Café Masperos after about 20 years. Mostly on the menu is fried shrimp, fish and oysters with some jambalaya and creole options. Food is decent and waitstaff is good however. My sister's family loves it - and it is good for a quick good bite - nothing excellent about it. However, the food is not... More 

Thank KimRinger111
Management response:

Thank you for visiting Cafe Maspero, We are honored that you visited us and that your sister and her family love us. We have kept our prices low for decades and we are now accepting credit cards. We hope to see you soon and give you a great experience. More 

Freeport, Illinois
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner. Husband has been there before. Ordered the seafood platter and we split it. Food for 2! Very good!

Thank DortD
Management response:

Thank you for visiting Cafe Maspero! Sounds like your husband has great taste in restaurants and brought you on an awesome date! More 

Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For years, we've considered Cafe Maspero our first choice for lunch in the Quarter. We've enjoyed po-boys, fish platters, drinks, salads. This time it was disappointing to find that their prices have gone up and portion sizes have gone down. We'd requested a salad instead of fries with a fish sandwich, but when the salad came it was so meagre... More 

Thank WMS-Islander
Martin, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here many, many times. It has been a go-to for a quick, reasonably priced meal in days past. As an aside, it's a cash only restaurant. I ordered the gumbo and a chef's salad. There was so little gumbo in the bowl. The chef salad was $9 for a cereal bowl of salad. I was very disappointed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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