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Oct 20, 2007 05:49 AM

Mouffetard dinner recs

Some friends and I are planning on going out to dinner tonight somewhere on Mouffetard or in that general area. Are there any places you could recommend for us, considering we're students and can't splurge on an extravagant meal? Well, not that the places around Mouffetard are so expensive anyways...

I've seen that Spanish place just north of Place de la Contrescarpe, it's usually busy, but it looks like it might be a bit touristy. We tried the Greek place just past that, but weren't impressed at all. I know I saw an Armenian place further down, I think on rue de la mongaigne Ste Geneviève, also a Tibetan place by rue des Ecoles - does anyone know anything about them?

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  1. Near the Censier metro, I can recommend several places. If you are in the mood for Italian, La Comedia has really great pizzas and an amazing vegetarian pasta. It's always packed with locals.
    Also, the Cafe des Arts has really great bistro food- great salads and daily specials. There's also the Cafe Bourgogne. All three places are relatively reasonable and you'll be sure to find something you like. Other restaurants along Mouffetard look a little scary, and I've never heard exceptional things said about any of them.
    The only Greek place I would suggest going is Les Delices d'Aphrodite...again near Censier. They also have a deli (Mavromatis)- I usually pick up some caviar d'aubergines, roasted red peppers and the keftades. Mmm...I can almost taste it.
    I live in the area, and continue to return to the places I mentioned. It's worth a look at least. Enjoy!