Eat Well And Good for A Tasty Price In Paris



The top options for gourmet tastes and reasonable budgets in Paris are here on this list. For those looking for a bit of an ethnic experience in Paris, there's lots here on the list that fills that bill. From Bistro Paradis (French-Brazilian) to Itacoa  (French bistro with South American flair) to Chilam (Mexican) to John Weng (Asian fusion) to Le 1K you can travel from South America to East Asia and back again. Also Marclee, which offers Asian-fusion cuisine. Le 1K has mainly Peruvian dishes on its menu, an ethnic cuisine that has continued to fascinate the French here in the capital. They all offer terrific dining values.

More dining value for your money can be had at  the Marais go-to destination Le  Grand Coeur.  Where else can you enjoy the cuisine of a world-renowned chef (Exec. Chef Mauro Colagreco) at affordable French bistro prices? This famous chef, Mauro Colagreco, whose Argentinian roots inform his sophisticated cuisine, has designated his trusted second from Mirazur to run the kitchens at Grand Coeur, literally tucked in the heart of the Marais in an old cobblestoned courtyard.

And for those who are really worried about getting their money's worth at mealtime, a French phrase you will want to learn and keep your eye out for is à volonté, which means “all you can eat.”


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3rd Arondissement - Marais


On a lovely tree-shaded corner just across the street from the side entrance to Les Archives, the national archives, sits this lovely local's caf�nd restaurant. The fancy isn't in the food but in the setting and there's really nowhere...  Read More


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11ème Arrondissement
Le 1K
Photo courtesy of Le 1K


In a city where just about every ethnic cuisine can be found, there is also now a trendy, upscale restaurant honoring Peruvian and Andean cuisine. Not far from Bastille and République, the midnight blue velvet booth seating with its backdrop of...  Read More


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11th Arondissement - Bastille Ca
Obermamma
Photo courtesy of Obermamma


Come here when you're looking for a fun night out accompanied by excellent, authentic Italian trattoria food. Even though the French never eat dinner before 8, a crowd is already gathering by 7 p.m. - most likely because of the delicious smells...  Read More


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4ème Arrondissement
Grand Coeur
Photo courtesy of Grand Coeur


When stepping into this cobblestoned courtyard in Le Marais, Paris' "SoHo" district, your attention is instantly gripped by two things: the resounding sound of dancers practicing their jazz/ballet/modern dance steps which echo from the second...  Read More


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9ème Arrondissement


A young duo, Marky and Léo, got together a year or so ago and opened up this Asian fusion restaurant. The district is a hopping one, just off rue Richer, which is laden with popular eateries. A tiny restaurant with bar stools for seating and...  Read More


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4ème Arrondissement


There was a time, back in the mid-80s when Mexican food, or, more precisely, Tex-Mex, was a big trend in Paris. Then, as happens in big cities, food trends shifted elsewhere. But now it's back, Mexican food that is. And this time it's the...  Read More


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8ème Arrondissement


Quality sushi in Paris is something that you may not expect. But Sushi Shop, the hipster sushi bar that made itself into a local chain eatery, delivers up straight-from-the-ocean caught fish and handcrafted sushi. It has been so successful that...  Read More


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2ème Arrondissement


Newly opened by chef Rafael Gomes after putting in his 3 solid years as chef at the Grand Coeur (in Paris Marais), this attractive spot in the up-and-coming 'start-ups central' area of Paris is an instant hit. Here, the Brazil-born, U.S. trained...  Read More


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10ème Arrondissement


Now with three locations plus an outpost in the tres chichi BHV in the Marais, this asian-fusion bistro offers more than just good food. It offers a lunch time escape to Asia. The successful culmination of three French guys' imaginations (ok,...  Read More


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10ème Arrondissement


This is one of those Parisian bistros where the chef, after toiling long and hard for celebrity French chefs (Christian Constant and Ducasse) followed his dream and opened up his own little piece of paradise. Aptly named, as it stands squarely...  Read More


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