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Santosha

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2 place Fernand Lafargue, 33000 Bordeaux, France
0966817656
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 59
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 12
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Kind of cuban, asian, african mix

The food is abundant for a low price. So consider just one main course for two if you are not hungry or dont really eat much. We were 3 people. The best one we tried was a meal with rice, seafood, and a scrambled eggs. the mixed rice with beef was just ok for me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Luis C
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New York
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English first
County Donegal, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This "Asian street-food" restaurant is very busy which should be a good sign. Some of the staff were capable of dealing with this and engaged well with their customers while others had a more abrupt manner. Our table was outside and the ambiance was not helped by the rather tacky furnishings and being surrounded by the queue for take away... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Sunday in Bordeaux is fairly quiet and finding a good place for lunch tricky with 90% of restaurants closed it seems. Santosha is on an old square near the cathedral and was packed with locals and tourists. With the 35 C heat outside the busy kitchen staffed by 3 slightly frenzied Thais looked like perhaps the worst place to be.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It was served almost 5 minutes after ordering, the red curry was dry, the chicken was over cooked, the beef that I had was good. Maybe the curry was a bad choice, but the restaurant is definitely overrated.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Best go to Santosha early rather than late, it's always quite full, ( fyi they do take away) it's a very trendy "street thaï" restaurant in Bordeaux. They have a couple of sister restaurants as well, but me and my friends always end up in this one, food is great... that must be why ;) I recommend the satay skewers,... More 

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Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The service was poor. Not a warm welcome. The portion of the food was large but the taste was out of my expectation. Taste weird. Far from the original Asian taste.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food is abundant for a low price. So consider just one main course for two if you are not hungry or dont really eat much. We were 3 people. The best one we tried was a meal with rice, seafood, and a scrambled eggs. the mixed rice with beef was just ok for me.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Best thai I've found in Bordeaux so far. Papaya salad, pad thai and Tom Yum soup are delicious. Service is fast and smiley. Love this place.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I live in Bordeaux and I can honestly say Santosha is the best restaurant. The restaurant it's self is nothing fancy but the food is amazing. The portions are huge and the price is good (7,80€-12€). I recommend the caramelised chicken or the fish cooked in a banana leaf. All the young people go here so it's a cool place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This restaurant is busy because it's GREAT. Reasonable prices, busy (although seated quickly), quick service (yes, even in France!), large portions, and variety. The soup was a phenomenal meal. I went to dinner here with a friend who lives in Bordeaux and he chose the restaurant. Great choice.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The menu isn’t extensive, around 12 or so main dishes. The spicy ones are marked which is helpful. Main courses are almost all 10 euros 80. There seemed to be only one dessert on offer. They brought complimentary tap water (in their own printed bottles) and glasses (one was chipped) to the table. We sat inside; there was a bit... More 

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Additional Information about Santosha

Address: 2 place Fernand Lafargue, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: 0966817656
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
Cuisine: Asian, Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 place Fernand Lafargue, 33000 Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: 0966817656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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