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“A perfect place to order a surprise meal!”
Review of Chiloa Gourments

Chiloa Gourments
Ranked #12 of 306 Restaurants in Bayonne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We booked a table here and the owner set it all up inside for the evening. Very, very little English is spoken and there is no menu - apart from very rapid french you are shown a framed piece of writing that mentions a dish for each course. She was very good though and bought us out a local minced dish to taste.

I went with that and we explained in stilted French that my husband would like a pork dish. The lady in charge seemed to cook, serve and do everything. She was a real character and every time we ordered something or she came to the table she turned to the whole restaurant and made some joke. They were all laughing good humourdly but we had no idea what the joke was or what was going on - apart from when we ordered a starter between us and it seemed as if she was saying my husband was mean. No malice just a jokey conversation and she had such energy rushing from one place to another.

We really did have a good entertaining evening here and the food was good value. We were given a complimentary drink at the end. I would recommend a visit by everyone if you are staying in Bayonne. Fantastic - entertainment as well as good food.

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Thank Spannipammi
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We went on the recommendation of a friend, Oscar3 who reviewed earlier on TA and pretty much nailed it.

Firstly its very popular, book if you can or get there early. Second its very good value for money, €13 for a menu. You'll find the place full of locals, not tourists! Third the food and setting are quite 'rustic', so don't expect a candle-lit dinner.
Overall genuine tasty Basque food, served at very good value for money. You will enjoy.

1  Thank LMPAC
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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Why is this not number one on trip advisor?!?!?!?
Annie is lovely lady who helps you make the right decision and recommend the right plates for you. There was no written menu for us but were told the the short, simple, delicious, home cooked menu. Entrees, mains and deserts are all copious!!! If you are not a big eater only 1 plate will suffice!
I cannot emphasize how amazing this place is!!
We ate 2 entrees, 2 mains (well struggled to finish these because there was so much food!) 1 dessert, a bottle of wine - all this under €40!!! Hard to find this quality and quantity for such a low price.
If I go back to Bayonne, this will be my number 1 spot to eat again!!! Our evening was Quiet as it was raining, off season and the French were having to qualify for the World Cup on tv... But service not in your face. Run by Annie, who every now and then has a lady that helps. It really is like at home - she does it all on her own! Typical local food, amazing quality and quantity for price, we worth the wait if there is one!!!
Would be happy to rave about this restaurant for years to come!!

Thank clairev_1
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

This is a small restaurant and on the night we were there an amazing lady did front of house, all the cooking and waiting until a waitress arrived at about 8:30pm. Our fault we got there at about 7:45 which is very early for this part of France. The menu was scibbled in chalk outside but our phrase book didn't help much. The cook could speak very little English so she bought out a review done by a travel writer about 10 years ago so we ordered that.
She bought us a little taster first and we drank sangria. We had 3 courses - omelet first, the traditional Axao which was minced veal with potatoes peppers etc and a basque tart for desert. The wine was brought out in liitle jugs and our hostess finished off the meal by offering a liquer which she kept bringing out.
The meal was brilliant, so full of flavour, the hostess was just lovely and so helpful and it cost 13 euros for the food. The place was full on a Tues night and no wonder. This was a great basque experience. Simple, not fancy, not to be missed.

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Thank wicks22016
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

This was the highlight of our trip to Bayonne, what a joy, seriously, as the last English review says. We found it through lonely planet and were a bit wary seeing the place as it doesn't look like much and has a limited menu. However, we were blown away by the huge portions of great basque food. We had the basque omelet to start, and then both had servings of Axoa (the highlight of the menu, a basque veal stew) and basque cheese and a gateau basque to finish. She charges for wine by how much you drink and the bottles are only 14 euro. She is also hilarious and nice and after such a long time away from my family I felt at home even though I'm obviously foreign. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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Thank Mvk422
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