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Café Maspero, New Orleans, LA

Café Maspero

4.0
4
42 Reviews
$30 and under
Café
Café Maspero serves up New Orleans dishes in a casual spot. Filled with old-world charm, the French Quarter restaurant offers a welcoming vibe that has been carried on since it was established in 1971. Though it moved to a new location, the restaurant still provides the food that locals have come to expect over the years. Start your day with breakfast, which features beignet sticks, pancakes, country buttermilk biscuits and gravy and hash and eggs. Lunch and dinner at Café Maspero begins with soups, salads and starters, which also make an ideal choice for mixing and matching for lighter eats. Enjoy chopped sirloin, roast beef, smoked ham, pastrami and veggie sandwiches, along with steak and seafood plates. New Orleans favorites on the menu at Café Maspero include red beans and rice, muffaletta, Creole jambalaya and Cajun white beans and southern fried fish.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Cajun, Creole
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–7:00 pm Fri 9:00 am–8:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 523-6250
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

42 Reviews
  1. BettyM

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for breakfast, and the selection was impressive. The food was delicious and the drinks were outstanding. Our service was excellent and we enjoyed every part of our meal.

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  2. connieB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great recommendation from a friend. Food was great! Great location

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  3. KatherineR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. The service was very slow and we did not get everything we ordered.

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  4. JessicaC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast and mimosas were so good! Our server was amazing!! Will definitely be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were super helpful and accommodated 2 large reservations for us! Fun place.

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  6. Jill

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This has always been one of my favorite places to eat for the 30 years I've been coming to New Orleans. However, this recent visit was extremely disappointing and I will not be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome staff!! Nicole and her team were simply Amazing! They worked together as one unit!! We couldn’t have been happier anywhere else. The red beans have a smoke flavor to them. Simply delicious!
    Café MasperoResponded on April 29, 2021
    Thank you for your recent visit to Cafe Maspero and we certainly appreciate you taking few moments to share your experience. Nicole and team do a great job and we hope to see you again soon.

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  8. AngelaC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food is food but man the service sucks. Looks great on here but it’s all false advertising. The ppl there aren’t even happy to be working there. While there the man at the other table had to get up to go get his food to get a refill while another had to go ask how he can pay for his meal bcus he got the ticket but the server never came back. I had cash so I left that on the table if the wind took it someone took it oh well.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Our waitress was the nicest and answered all food questions with great detail. Bottomless mimosas are definitely a to-do because why not

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  10. JulieL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We met up with two friends and had late lunch reservations for 2 PM on Thursday. Our server was friendly and took our orders. It took over an hour to receive our food. We were never asked if we’d like any iced tea refills, only the one person who’d ordered wine was asked if she’d like another glass. The food was okay but pretty average, considering the wait times. The restaurant was very noisy.

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  11. NicoleH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the rice and beans with fried chicken and it was so delicious ! The staff was extremely friendly as well.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While there is many places to choose from to eat in New Orleans, Cafe Maspero is a must stop for breakfast! The waitresses were friendly and attentive. The menu offered something for everyone and multiple authentic, delicious meals that you’re looking for while traveling in New Orleans. Everything was great!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Café Maspero was an amazing experience. We had a reservation and it was no wait. Food was amazing! We also had bottomless mimosas and they were absolutely amazing. Service was also everything!

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  14. ArisC

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter, With family. Been eating at this restaurant for 30 years the food is always good.

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  15. Traveler21

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow but it seems that they were probably short staffed.

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  16. Brit

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The beignet sticks were amazing!

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  17. MichelleH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Most of the food was great and our server was fabulous. There is not enough bread served with the spinach dip and the gumbo tasted "weired" I can't describe the flavour though but it wasn't good.
    Café MasperoResponded on April 1, 2021
    Thank you for taking the time to share your insights with us. While I am thrilled our team took care of you I am truly sorry that you did not enjoyed your meal. I hope you will give us another chance in the near future.

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  18. Shashainslc

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun! We made reservations and our table was ready for us. Service was prompt and efficient. My table got a muffuletta, gator bites and crawfish etouffee. We weren't crazy about the gator bites but everything else was delicious! Beer was cold and the drinks were good.
    Café MasperoResponded on April 1, 2021
    Thank you for visiting us Shashain. We're so glad to hear about your experience. We will be sure to share this review with our team' Come back soon!

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  19. Abigail

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service!! The bayou Benedict was amazing

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  20. JenniferP

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was averaged priced for NOLA. Not fancy and decor is very brown. Drinks seemed watered down, chicken parm bites were the highlight.

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  21. LizB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best gumbo in NOLA! My husband and I went back 3 separate times because the food is amazing! The employees treat you like family!

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  22. BigB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was ok but seemed overpriced for the portions and quality. Service was horrible. All our waitress seemed to care about was cleaning up the bar area. She never brought my salad and forgot to bring an entree. She also never once checked to see if our drinks needed refills. Go somewhere else

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  23. ScottC

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, and a great representative of New Orleans.

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  24. KarlaG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved having the doors open so you can feel the breeze come through. What a perfect place.

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  25. JosephD

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Cafe Maspero many times over the years. It is in the French quarter so it can be loud outside. I go during the spring and fall when all the windows are open. It is a great experience to take it all in. Good food and service also!

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  26. AshleyD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good overall experience! Waitress was on point keeping bottomless mimosa’s full... food came out fast!

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  27. MikeyrInScott

    SW Indiana

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, friendly people, mediocre food. We won't be back...

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Will be back soon!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delicious meal. I had the ham sandwich-warm, salty gooey comfort. Kiddos had chicken and shrimp. All delicious. We had the chicken parm app which I would skip next time in favor of the entree, and go instead with a delicious bowl of red beans and rice, gumbo or salad. Service and layout was comfortable in a COVID pandemic as I do not care to feel like I’m forced to sit too close to folks.

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  30. ArthurM

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and great value! We enjoyed the bottomless mimosas.
    Café MasperoResponded on January 26, 2021
    Thank you so much Arthur! We're so glad to hear about your dining experience. We hope to serve you again soon!

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  31. NikkiL

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was NOT great and they sat us by the front door that they kept open in 32 degree weather ....

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  32. KathrynO

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always. This is one of our go-to restaurants, a must-do every time we're in New Orleans. This time did not disappont.

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  33. Jess

    Miami

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I visited for breakfast while at NOLA and I was quite disappointed. I got the Benedict and was gross. Huge muffin with regular sliced kraft cheese like the squares ones. Ordered a side of cheesy hash browns and that also had the same gross slice of plastic kraft square of cheese on top. Food was so salty. My friend couldnt eat his order either. Waitress however, was so sweet and attentive but I would not recommend.

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  34. DawnK

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    There were only about five tables filled on a Saturday morning when we got there. The server was extremely nice and made suggestions that my husband was happy he tried. She suggested a drink for me but removed it from The bill when she learned I didn’t care for it. My only complaint is that she didn’t come to the table enough towards the end of the meal. We waited for over 15 minutes to see her and ask for the bill. She couldn’t have been any nicer and the food was great so the end of the meal service would be my only complaint.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    There was only one cook. He completed orders for only one table at a time. We waited for more than an hour to get our food when only five tables were in use. The pandemic apparently has handcuffed this place. In the past, service was never this slow. With that said, the food was good.

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  36. DonnaM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice service. Great selection for good food. Most of us had breakfast for dinner. Great server - JoJo. Owner was pleasant and accomodating.

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  37. Riley

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Too pricey for the food. We got the gator bites which were served with fries (?) for an appetizer. Neither were great and the oil tasted old. Also, it felt like a kids meal and there were very few, small pieces of actual gator bites. I got the jambalaya pasta with garlic bread. The pasta was advertised as being in a spicy creole sauce. It was definitely cheap marinara from a jar, and had zero spice and just as much flavor. Also, my sausage in it was literally so burned it bounced off the separate plate i put it in. I did not finish my meal. I don’t recall the name of my SOs meal, but it wasn’t anything to write home about. Worst place we ate in the 6 days we were in NOLA. Also, I’m all down for keeping the windows open for a nice breeze off the water but it was FREEZING with them open. The wind kicked up and I had to completely zip my coat all the way up. It blew things off of our table and made the food colder, which didn’t do anyone any favors. Would not recommend to anyone. Save your money.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress was very nice. I ordered the Bayou Benedict. The eggs were not poached. Over cooked. My husband ordered pancakes and they were decent. But the service was good and the atmosphere was ok.

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  39. AlanG

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food typical of New Orleans. Gracious service. A very nice experience.

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  40. LadySeymore

    Houston

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a simple and delicious breakfast. Beignet sticks were so yummy!

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Café Maspero offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 523-6250.

Café Maspero is rated 4 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Café Maspero

601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Toulouse
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–7:00 pm Fri 9:00 am–8:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Cajun, Creole
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
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