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.”