You can usually find Cafe Maspero (not to be confused with Pierre Maspero's on Chartres St.) by looking for the long line of people on Decatur. There is almost always a wait here but things move along quickly. The atmosphere is casual and the menu of inexpensive New Orleans specialties makes it a popular place with locals and visitors. Delicious, fried seafood is the main reason to come—you can get everything from catfish po-boys and seafood platters to calamari and softshell crabs. Other items include gumbo, jambalaya and burgers and other standard dishes for those who (for some odd reason) aren't into New Orleans cuisine. It's not the cleanest place in town and the service isn't that great (it usually isn't at the budget joints in the French Quarter) but for the price it's not a bad bet. Get a window seat for a view of Decatur and also be advised that payment is by cash only.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Feature: Trendy
- Takeout Available: Yes