You go to the Ave Maria to have a good nosh with your mates, squeezed between your neighbours at the table. As you enter, you’ll blink first of all at the psychedelic décor, featuring Latina Virgin Marys and Hindu goddesses. Next, you’ll be made rapt by the copious menu. Ave Maria’s speciality is to take you taste buds around the world – try out the original Himalaya Dream (delicious grilled chicken with turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, red lentils, split peas, coconut milk, mint, basmati rice and salad), the Indian Ocean (a creole dish to sweep you off your feet), the Women on Top (a spin on the traditional Brazilian feijoada stew)… if you can manage to make a choice. The house also proposes a range of foreign beers and surprising exotic cocktails like the Aguas Borobora (a cocktail with mango, rose, vodka and champagne). We only regret that the service isn’t nicer, and also the eternal wait for a table at the weekends (no reservations). Doesn’t take credit cards.
|Venue name:||Ave Maria|
1 rue Jacquard
|Opening hours:||6.30pm-2am daily|
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I always recommend this place - even if there's no space sit inside, pop your head around the door and see the grotto-style decoration. Drinks are on the pricey side but nice and strong. Food is cracking too - especially the dish names.
Great and original food, super mojitos and caipirinhas, super cocktails!, amazing decoration from all over the world and interesting people (who would tell me that I ended up talking with the whole Muse band?!) No words to describe this place, you have to see it on your own!
Great food, great drinks, lovely people, all of that with some of the best prices in Paris. BIG LOVE FOR L'AVE !!