Restaurant Review: Cafe Maspero, New Orleans, LA

by TK | July 31st, 2008 | Restaurant Reviews

It is not too often that I get to write a review of a place that only accepts cash. We tend to review establishments on the higher end of the spectrum and cash-only joints usually don’t make the cut for this distinction.

But our “mini honeymoon” in New Orleans allowed us the time to eat at a variety of different establishments and Café Maspero in the French Quarter was one of the unique places.

The café, which is located near the river, is a sandwich place that is perfect for a quick bite to eat. In an open setting that looks like it used to be a brick warehouse, there is a bar and 30 or 40 tables for tourists and locals alike to grab one of the generous sandwiches.

My wife ordered a muffaletta sandwich that had generous portions of meats and olive salad. I had a Swiss and corn beef sandwich that was tasty, although I would say falls one or two notches below the deli sandwiches of New York. There were a variety of New Orleans staples on the menu (e.g. red beans and rice) for those that wanted to make sure they had that exposure.

For a quick and relatively inexpensive lunch, Cafe Maspero is a good gastronomical adventure.

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  2. […] desk staff where we could go for a good sandwich.  Located within the French Quarter, we walked to Cafe Maspero, where we enjoyed a decent lunch.  Well-filled with food and water, we decided to embark upon a […]

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