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18 bis Boulevard Victor Hugo, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 26 73 59
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Los Angeles, California
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402 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped for a quick lunch. Service was slow, since the place was packed, but the food was terrific! We shared a platter of prosciutto, tomato salad, oysters, fish soup, and a half pitcher of Rose. No frills, but plentiful, tasty, and inexpensive.

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Thank Anna G
Sussex, England
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234 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This little cafe is aimed at the market traders but if they are not busy are happy for other customers. I loved the tables and chairs and the ambiance but it is clear from other reviews that others were expecting restaurant level service. The kitchen is clearly visible from the tables insid for those worried about hygiene

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Thank AndreaSussex_England
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Unpretentious extension of the cafe inside the Market Hall. Elderly metal tables and chairs set up outside under parasols. No reservations, menu on chalk boards, one glass per customer. Sardines a speciality (some of the best I have eaten) but tuna also recommended (but be prepared as saignant is the most it will be cooked and any further requests will... More 

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Thank TimDiggle
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My wife and I dined at this restaurant on Sunday 7 August. We waited in a queue to be seated at a table by the owner. After waiting for 10 minutes he came over with a table cover to cover the dirty plastic table and immediately took our order (there are no menus). We ordered soup and a salad starter... More 

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Thank Andrew B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Looks like a cute little place outside the market, but the food was less than mediocre. Worst yet is the horrendous service and attitude. We sent back a dish because it was horrible and were astounded to find that they insisted on us paying for it when the cheque arrived. They claimed that since we ordered it, we had to... More 

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New orleans
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We spent late morning here watching them prepare for the lunch rush. The staff was friendly and helped us understand everything they were cooking and we went back and forth with English and French. They are the only restaurant located in the market and have access to all the produce and seafood. We returned for lunch service and were very... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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253 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Situated in the market building with tables outside on the street, we found this a wonderful place for a short break whilst exploring the market. The bar faces into the market itself and we enjoyed the pleasure of fresh oysters and white wine. Simple and so nice. The restaurant itself looked popular too.

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Thank dborch
Geneva, Switzerland
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

On a sunny day, just attached to Les Halles, the terrace is welcoming, simple tables and chairs and a seemingly disorganised service due to the success - you do not know really were to wait for a table, but once seated, do enjoy - the food is simple and tasty, local specialties, such as the grilled sardines, anchovies, chorizo -... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

An unpretentious restaurant, with great fish soup (the owner's grandmother's recipe -- he mixes the spices at home so even his chef doesnt know). Good salad, grilled shrimp. I just loved that they werent filled with attitude!

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Thank Rachel003
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant several times in the past and enjoyed it so decided to go again this year. The restaurant has a small inside dining area but most people prefer to eat outside in the open. The restaurant runs along side the indoor market and is very popular with locals and tourists. Lunch begins at 12.30 and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 bis Boulevard Victor Hugo, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 26 73 59

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?