Cheap Dinner near Tipitina's French Quarter
Four of us are looking to grab dinner before going to a show at Tipitina's on a Thursday night. We're definitely not looking to spend a lot on a meal so probably in the price range of $10 - $15. I've been to Coop's Place and like it though it's a little out of our way as we are staying at a hotel up near canal and Rampart. People have suggested Montel's Bistro and Cafe Maspero but I don't know much about them. Any comments or other suggestions would be a great help.
Cafe Maspero, though a little lacking on atmosphere, is reliable and cheap.
Also consider Johnny's Po Boys on St. Louis, though you might want to check the hours, if this is a typical late-night Jazz Fest week show.
I think the two most reliable cheap places near Tipitina's FQ are:
Salt and Pepper, with a small Bangladeshi menu. I like the goat masala and chicken tikka, and they have veg options as well. It should go without saying, but don't get the pizza.
Rotolo's for pizza, although a friend of mine swears he can still smell rotting food in there from the storm. I don't detect that.
And I'll add Cubaney, a newish Cuban place that I liked the first and only time I was there. Not enough evidence to call it a reliable favorite yet.
Johnny's closes at 3:00.