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need recommendations for a group of students living in Paris--Moroccan.raclette/other??

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littlegaper Oct 16, 2010 03:36 PM

Am visiting my daughter in Paris. She is studying at the Sorbonne for a semester. Wants to take some of her friends out to dinner--group would total 6 or 7. Do not want to break the bank. Thinking maybe we should try Morrocan,raclette, or fondue to keep the costs minimal, no more than 20 euro per person.Am willing to try anything, but also need to have some vegetarian (eats white fish) options. Pizza sounds like a good option, but in Paris?
Thanks to the recs here, had a good first dinner at Le Temps on Paul Bert. Am striking out for Bastille and Aligre markets tomorrow.

Am grateful for any suggestions.

  1. The Mistress of Spices Oct 19, 2010 03:10 AM

    A great place for cheap Moroccan (actually I think it's Algerian) is Le Petit Bleu in the 18e, at 23 Rue Muller (on the way up to the Sacre Coeur). It's a very simple place, but cheap, friendly service and the best couscous in Paris in my opinion!

    http://www.tripadvisor.fr/Restaurant_...

    1. sunshine842 Oct 16, 2010 03:46 PM

      Of course pizza in Paris -- there's actually some really good pizza around -- have them ask other students for recommendations.

      20E could be lots of places in Paris -- talk to a few likely suspects and see if they could come up with a menu for your group.

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      1. re: sunshine842
        John Talbott Oct 17, 2010 10:19 AM

        Boy, sunshine I'd be grateful if you'd tell us "Of course pizza in Paris -- there's actually some really good pizza around," I've given up.

        Littlegaper, I think if you want good (and going to the rue Paul Bert shows you do) and "Morrocan,raclette, or fondue" for 6-7 for 20 E, you might rather think crepes near the Gare Montparnasse, kids of all ages like it/them.

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          vielleanglaise Oct 17, 2010 01:29 PM

          When I was young(er) and poor(er) we'd go to the couscous joints around Menilmontant where you can eat well within your budget and vegetarian.

          Another Parisian student favourite is the bobun - a vietnamese salad made of noodles, beef, egg rolls, coriander, carrots. I know people, who like in the ramen obsesives in the movie Tampopo, can argue for hours over the merits of different bobuns served in different Belleville and Avenue de Choissy restaurants.

          The Cambodge on the Avenue Richerand near the Canal St Martin serves a perfectly decent one and would fit the bill in all senses of the word. Get there early.

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