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Le Galapagos

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257 boulevard Georges Clemenceau, 63150 La Bourboule, France
+33 4 73 81 02 63
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a walk over from Mont Dore. The location is great for watching the world go by with a generous outdoor seating area and spacious interior. The staff were friendly and unfussy. The waitress helpfully switched to English after I indicated in bad French we'd order at midnight rather than in a minute. The food... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Nantes, France
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A busy restaurant that serves regional dishes. Quality is good and prices OK. The portions are large for a French restaurant.

Thank markirle
Ile-de-France, France
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

At first sight it looked like a Mexican Restaurant in the middle of La Bourboule in Avergne, France but the menu was completely the opposite. Authentic French cuisine from this region can be savoured, I tried the La Truffade (Truffade is a dish traditionally associated with Auvergne in France. It is a sort of thick pancake made with thinly sliced... More 

Thank diamantdd
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

As apetizer we had some local ham (serving tip: do NOT cut off the fat!!). Main dish was the daily offer: entrecôte de Salers avec salade et tartuffe. The entrecôte was poorly baked. Too thin. No taste. My tartuffe was badly burned. When I told this to the owner (about my tartuffe), instead of apologizing she just said: "yes, well... More 

Thank Joe Z
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Friendly staff, but the meal was very poor. We sat inside but there were flies buzzing round us the whole time. We ordered a starter which didn't arrive! I ordered Bavette, well done, which very tough and burned at the edge. I eat this meal very often in France as it usually comes covered in a beautiful shallot sauce. The... More 

Thank Meg C
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172 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Went on a Sunday lunchtime in November. 7 of us with three boys under the age of 7. The weather was good so we could sit outside. The food was ok but it was the friendliness of the two young waitresses which made the lunch so easy for us all. No complaints about the steak n frites either or the... More 

Thank dog63green
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

At first we were a little put off by the poor / unfriendly waiter, but as the children were hungry we decided to stay for lunch. Waiter refused to serve a crepe to our smallest son, "because it is not yet 16:00 PM", and the hamburger for our other son was almost completely raw. He ate half of the hamburger... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2013

The soup - cabbage and sausage - was excellent... as was the pasta Staff friendly and attentive. Reasonable value.

Thank PaulW14
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2011

varied menu. Open even in November where almost everywhere else was closed.

Thank IrmaLondon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 boulevard Georges Clemenceau, 63150 La Bourboule, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Puy-de-Dome  >  La Bourboule
  • Phone Number: +33 4 73 81 02 63

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