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Where to Eat in Paris: From a Local

A core part of our holistic vacation experience is and has been, undoubtedly and perenially, food. The restaurants we choose to dine in, the tastefulness of the dishes, the service, and most importantly, the prices balanced with the quantity and quality of the meal all contribute to our final impressions of a voyage and the particular city.

Most people fall into the trap of chasing after famous chefs. Nevertheless, the key is not identifying the most expensive restaurant or the one with the highest number of Michelin stars. The traveler's goal should be to delve into the foreign culture and explore its local life through dining selections as well. Which better way to go about that, if not by asking someone who lives in the place you're visiting?

So, here are 5 Cute Restaurants in Paris to eat like a Local:

  • La Jacobine

La Jacobine is a traditional French restaurant found between Île de la Cité and Le Jardin du Luxembourg, inside a historic passageway.

Offering a plethora of local flavors, La Jacobine is famous for its delicious onion soup. Thus, if you are interested in exploring the dish that characterizes French cuisine even today, you have to go there!

Price: $$

Open: Tuesday-Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00

Site: La Jacobine

Courtesy: Jorrit Monné

  • Un Amour de Bistro