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Le Balico

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Seafood, Grill, Caucasian, French, Mediterranean
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3 Place aux Herbes, 06500, Menton, France
+33 4 93 41 66 99
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Lyth Hill
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well presented food at reasonable price, Staff very pleasant. I had lamb and mixed vegetables + a grande Stella = €21. 2 baskets of French bread and water came F.O.C. Nice surrounding in summer I would imagine it's a cool place to be 😀

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Thank Rob M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner there having had lunch across the road at the Lido. We both had the fish of the day which was excellent, especially as the vegetables did not follow the usual french practice of being an unappetising stew! The service was polite and quick and the prices reasonable apart from the wine which even for a small carafe... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had salads and beers- and it was a *great* lunch: pretty place, great buskers, good food. With so many negative reviews of the mussels and wine, we went for simple- and had a really happy meal. Simple is the way to go!

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Thank Kate3717
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I can see why there are negative reviews,that I read only after we had lunch there!!! the location is second to none,the terrace is unique in Menton, really ideal location in the old town,the sun came down on us as we finished our lunch,and with a live street musician doing his thing in the background,it felt more like a movie... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

visited this place for the second time now. I ordered Lamb rack with potatos. Have to say, it was one of the best lamb racks ever. Remember to ask the kitchen to cut it for you, since its almost impossible to do on table with butter knife-style knife yourself. Potatos were the best I`ve ever tasted, roasted most likely in... More 

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Thank tomqpa
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

While in the downtown shopping area and near the beach we had lunch here. There was a large offering on the menu and the mussels and fries we selected were very good. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating and we chose to sit outside and listen to the musical entertainment in the piazza. The service was quick and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. We stumbled upon it while walking around town on our first night in Menton. The staff person at the front kindly greeted us. The service was great and the food was delicious! The mussels and fries, the spaghetti with fruits de mer and the gnocchi were all excellent. The seafood tasted fresh and the... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here three times over a fortnight and on each occasion we received fantastic service. The menu is huge and varied, food fresh, beautifully cooked and immaculately presented. You aren't rushed they are happy for you to sit there all night, and we were lucky enough to have a terrific guitarist serenade us on each occasion all through the meal.... More 

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Hampshire
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223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We have eaten here several times over recent years and have been disappointed on occasion. We tried it again and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is situated in a pleasant square shaded by plane trees. There is quite an extensive menu, with several fixed menus as well as a la carte dishes. We had a 33 euro menu of three... More 

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Frimley Green, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Balico is right in the heart of everything in Menton. The food is good, the service prompt and attentive, and the atmosphere relaxed. All this is helped by the young guitar player in the main square. The owner and his staff are attentive and helpful getting the levels of attention just right.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Grill, Caucasian, French, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Place aux Herbes, 06500, Menton, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Menton
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 41 66 99

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?