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cafe jean

13 Rue des Halles, Biarritz, France
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Ranked #79 of 243 restaurants in Biarritz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 21, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Philadelphia/Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I came to this place because it looked rather nice. It is by the main food market and seems to have a good menu. We were sat in the main part of the restaurant (where the majority of the tables are) and it was unbearably hot. The air outside was quite nice, but their kitchen was heating... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Dinner here was recommended by our hotel (that I believe had a financial interest in it -- that is not always a bad thing). We found it to be just an average bistro -- close-together tables, harassed servers; good food at competitive prices. However, I very much like even average bistros. Just nothing memorable, except for the chaud foie gras... More

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Biarritz, Aquitaine, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I like to have breakfast here. Good quality bread and pain au chocolate. Very busy on weekends with Tapas. Located in the heart of Biarritz near Le Halles makes it a good place to stop around the shopping.

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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I love this restaurant and have eaten there a fair few times in the last couple of years and it has never faulted. The best idea is to share lots of tapas with friends and a couple of good bottles of wine and you will be delighted with the taste sensations and the service.

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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Although not overlooking the ocean, this restaurant is a gem. Everything was cooked to perfection, and the portion sizes were decent. I went with both of my parents and we shared the calamari in squid ink rice, duck confit, warm foie gras and local oysters. Also conveniently located right next to one of the best markets in town!

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Just across the street from the newly renovated market place, you will find this pearl of a place. First you will see it, it tables and high armrests on the street, usually full of people. Then you will hear it. All sorts of Basque, Spanish and French food, a reasonable wine list with some surprising highlights. You might order tapas,... More

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rye
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We ate here for dinner after a recommendation from a friend. As we'd had lunch, this place was perfect as we could eat as little or as much as we wanted, but it was all so delicious, and we tried sardines, calamari with black rice, and entrecôte,and finished off with cheese. Service was very prompt but we lingered with wine... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Had a lovely lunch with tapas and a very good local white wine. Went back the same evening (after the disastrous dinner at chez Albert). If you order oysters you will have a fisherman show up from the day market across the alley bringing you what you ordered. A huge crowd of both young and old standing in front of... More

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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The menu at this Tapas Bar contained a variety of dishes well balanced with meat, fish and vegetables. We had cod tempura and gaspacho with tuna that had only felt the heat from the frying pan; so very tasty. We also had one of their sallads, a mix of green stuff with salty fish, very good. To this we drank... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful cafe in Biarritz. The owner came out to talk us through his concept of the cafe. This is based on Pintxos which are bigger than tapas but not as big as whole plates. We had a real mixture, many of which we had never had before and it was delicious. Well worth a visit.

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