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Cafe Maspero

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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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NW Arkansas
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153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an early dinner at Cafe Maspero. They were fairly busy and seemed to be short staffed. Our food was just ok, service was slow. Drink service was specifically slow which is always irritating to me. Too many choices that are better for me to recommend.

Thank Bullfrog270
Cullman, Alabama
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Jambalaya was old and dry, not even warm. Some people in the group ordered shrimp and they were told to order something else because they had to thaw more shrimp. Do not let the 4 star average fool you, this place is a no go. The waitress was nice though.

Thank Caelan F
Ada, Michigan
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered the French onion soup and my husband had the gumbo, and we split a club sandwich. My soup was good, but too salty for me. My husband said his gumbo was just ok. The club sandwich was ok, but salty too.

Thank gweedetravel49301
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch on a Friday restaurant was fairly busy so that was a good sign and it stopped there. Waiter and beer was good but the food just missed the mark. I got the gumbo and jambalaya and my wife got the white bean and fish. My gumbo was good but not much ingredients a lot of broth. Jambalaya was... More 

Thank Wesley P
Management response:

Thank you for Visiting Cafe Maspero, I am sorry that you were not wowed by your visit. We would love for you to come back and see us next time you're in New Orleans. More 

Albany, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pedestrian fried food, tasteless, lukewarm crap! With all the great restaurants in NOLA. This place is a total waste of time and money.

Thank Albert P
Management response:

We pride ourselves on having award winning food, great atmosphere and amazing service! We are sorry to here that is not what you received, we hope you will come back and try us again soon! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I skipped the bread and just had the fish and fries. It is Red Sea bass and it was WONDERFUL! Service was good and people are friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Jill H
Management response:

Thank you for visiting Cafe Maspero, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Murrieta, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were not impressed with the food here. The food was pretty bland, and not at all what I expected for food in the French Quarter. The best I can say is that it was warm inside on a chilly, windy night.

Thank Joann B
Management response:

Thank you for visiting Cafe Maspero, we normally have award-winning food and great service, sounds like we didn't give you that Wow experience! We would love the opportunity for you to try us again soon More 

Santiago do Cacem, Portugal
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were searching for a spot late night and find this one. I tried the the creole jambalaya and rice and beans. They were amazing.

Thank Route66por
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We are honored that you joined us and hope to see you again soon! More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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299 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here often before and the Cafe Maspero continues to please -- good quick fresh sandwiches -- jambalaya -- gumbos and pretty quick service to boot. Location, location, location -- right on Decatur 2 blocks from Jackson Square -- or right down the dtreet from the Natchez sternwheeler -- how convenient!

Thank Stew S
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for a tasty meal with good prices. Usually pretty busy because it is popular with the locals. Good service and in a good location. My favorite here is the red beans and rice. Can't go wrong with that!!

Thank Mike E

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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