Afaria: southwest French cuisine in Paris 15th arrondissement

There are so many good restaurants in Paris so it’s hard to decide which ones to visit when you’ve got only one week in the city. Last December, while attending the LeWeb 3.0 conference, I headed down to Afaria, a small neighborhood restaurant in the 15th arrondissement, which was recommended by several French friends and by blogger, Adrian Moore. I like neighborhood restaurants, the ones that don’t have all the Michelin stars and the heavy celebrity presence. The food was very good, but what stood out from all of the dishes I tried was the boudin noir (blood sausage). Don’t miss Afaria if you are in Paris.

  • Vibe: elegant neighborhood restaurant in the 15th, small and intimate, with a communal table for sharing tapas in the front part of the restaurant.
  • Pros: very delicious northern Spanish and southwest French cuisine including boudin noir and maigret de canard. You can carry on a conversation with your dinner companions because the noise level is low. Excellent service and good wine list.
  • Cons: nothing really.

15, Rue Desnouettes
75015 Paris
+33 1 48 56 15 36

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