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El Pica Pica

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Residence des Plages, 66470 Sainte-Marie-la-Mer, France
+33 4 68 73 22 02
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely 3 course lunch here, staff were very friendly and food was good. Salad to start, followed by a delightful pork dish, finished off with pudding - washes down with the house rose - which again was good. I would revisit

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Not a particularly good beach side eatery. The food is average and in my view overpriced. I should have checked the Trip Advisor reviews before I travelled to this area. I think that the photograph would have put me off.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Went here for Sunday lunch, the service was offhand and sloppy. How you can F***up moules marinier and frites i don't know but this excuse for a restaurant managed it with ease. Easily the worst meal I have ever had in France no question.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Im still reeling from the sewage like waft that eminated from my partners seafood platter. We narrowed it down to the sea snails. I have never laid witness to such an evil odor as she popped that little slimy sucker out of his shell. I will have to end it there as I feel the bile rising.

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Elne, France
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

The Pica Pica restaurant is in the boring town of Sainte Marie. It is right up the beach, so while eating you can enjoy the sea view. We had excellent fresh shellfish, prepared in a more spanish than French way, but hey, this is Catalunia! Service is friendly and swift.

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Breskens
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

We visit this restaurant on 29th august 2011 At first sight this is a good touristy restaurant. We had ordered lotte with gamba's and zarzuela. The lotte was cooked dry and the skin was not removed...the gamba's pulverized during the peeling, that dry! It looks like they came out of the microwave. The mussels were very though. The zarzuela the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Residence des Plages, 66470 Sainte-Marie-la-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Pyrenees-Orientales  >  Sainte-Marie-la-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 68 73 22 02

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