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L'Hostalet de Vives

5 Rue Mairie, 66490, France
+33 4 68 83 05 52
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (4 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
“aioli sauce” (2 reviews)
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French, Mediterranean
€€ - €€€
5 Rue Mairie, 66490, France
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you are in the Pyrenees Orientales region in France (near Ceret, Thuir and Perpignan), and want an authentic and off-beat non-tourist local experience, this is the place. Chef is a real Catalan (M. Girones), and delivers wonderfully local dishes in Immense Quantities... careful, don't...More

Thank Marc R
Reviewed 30 June 2016

One of our favorite spots on a six week trip through France. We went back there twice. The portions are enormous. There's an open fire in the kitchen. We could not eat everything. Shared a lot. I had the rabbit which was wonderful. Another person...More

Thank janpal
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We stayed in the next-door El Portal and ate twice at this lovely restaurant. The first meal was so good that we've decided to return the following evening. The Catalan meat balls were amazing, as were the pork's cheek and the rabbit in aioli sauce....More

Thank eilatnegev
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Good Catalan food in abundance!! Cosy restaurant in a superb old building adjoining the Mairie. Pleasant service.

Thank jameswarren126126
Reviewed 10 January 2016

One follows a narrow climbing winding road out of St Jean Pla de Corts to find this tiny hamlet of huddled ancient buildings that seem to prop each other up. The Mairie is in the middle and adjacent is the Hostelat, an ancient stone and...More

1  Thank Ted H
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stumbled on L'Hostalet de Vives when looking for somewhere to breakfast. Although technically they had stopped serving breakfast they happily accommodated our group of 8. The food just kept coming in huge quantities, everything from Catalan sausages to mini croissants! All of the food...More

1  Thank keenster
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The Hostalet de Vives is a long established restaurant with a lot of charm. It serves traditional Catalan food, with a menu that doesn't seem to have changed in twenty years. The portions are massive, the salads being particularly enormous. Sadly though the quality and...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Good food, but this is what happened to us. Order taken, menus collected, and then asked if we wanted mushrooms. When bill came, food for party of four came to €90, but mushrooms €76 on top! total €166. Price of mushrooms may have been on...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 6 March 2015

We holiday annually in Ceret and this restaurant is close by. It's one of the highlights of our holiday to either lunch or dine here, sometimes more than once. The food is beautifully prepared, portions are huge and staff are friendly and efficient. The lunch...More

1  Thank McKie5
Reviewed 10 January 2015

The menu was limited, a choice of 2 dishes per course, 2 salads for the starter, 2 for the main, theoretically, though 1 was off, and 3 desserts. 22€. We chose 1of the salads and they said they could do us confit of duck for...More

Thank Kathryn M
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rue Mairie, 66490, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Pyrenees-Orientales
  • Phone Number: +33 4 68 83 05 52
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