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Croc Loup

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Rue Sainte-Catherine
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35 Rue du Loup, 33000 Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 44 21 19
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful food, wine and service

Quaint spot in Vieux Bordeaux. A bit difficult to find with all the construction in town but worth every mouthful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Quaint spot in Vieux Bordeaux. A bit difficult to find with all the construction in town but worth every mouthful.

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Tours, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

After reading previous reviews we booked croc loup and were delighted with our experience. The food was excellently cooked and presented with much larger portion sizes than we are used to in restaurants in our region of France. Wine was good and not too expensive. The two ladies serving were very friendly and helpful. I recommend booking as they were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had a really bad experience in this restaurant because the servant is not very kind, the rest is Ok and a litter bit expensive for this kind of restaurant. Won't came back again.

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Merles, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a small restaurant - capacity around 30. There is not much space between tables and no hanging area for coats. Staff are welcoming and service is very good. Unsurprisingly, given the location, the wine list is better than average and not over-priced. We tried the lunchtime "formule" which has a choice of 5 starters followed by 3 main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant in the older part of Bordeaux, which despite being small, never feels packed or crowded. Even though it isn't, it feels like it's family run and the service was excellent. We had the five course menu and particularly enjoyed the cuttlefish ravioli, the rest of the food was also delicious but the above dish particularly... More 

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West Midlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I visited Croc Loup on the penulimate day of a short trip to Bordeaux, we spend a lot of time travelling and love to dine out, I have to confess to having a real interest in local cuisines and will sample them at every possible opportunity! Croc Loup is a smallish restaurant in Bordeaux's old city, it... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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190 reviews 190 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A little beauty. Great professional but homely food. A choice of 4 or 5 courses in the evening (fish or meat = 4 courses - fish and meat = 5). Small, intimate and efficient. And good value. And good quality. Great cuttlefish. Great sirloin. Great puddings. Great service. Just what you need for a relaxing informal gourmet evening out in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We booked a table at Croc Loup after reading TA reviews and our expectations were met above and beyond - and between this and one other restaurant in Bordeaux, this was one of our family's (parents and 3 grown children) favourite meals of the whole 10 day holiday. Three of us went for the full prix fixe menu, with one... More 

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Newcastle UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Spent 5 nights in Bordeaux and always had this restaurant on our radar. On a couple of nights we could not get in because it was too busy. We did try other restaurants in Bordeaux but the truth is that there are so many visitors to this lovely city that many restaurants do not have to try too hard to... More 

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Tivetshall St. Mary, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A tiny little restaurant in the heart of Bordeaux, Croc Loup is stunning and a true find! We went with friends (they are UK restauranteurs) and had an absolutely wonderful meal - the food at least on a par with any dining experience we have had worldwide, the wine (St Emillion Grand Cru) exceptional and very reasonably priced and all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Rue du Loup, 33000 Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux>  > Rue Sainte-Catherine
  • Neighborhood: Rue Sainte-Catherine
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 44 21 19

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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