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cafe jean

13 Rue des Halles, Biarritz, France
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Ranked #85 of 248 Restaurants in Biarritz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cambridge, UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My husband's beer arrived promptly enough (although another later couple were served first!), but not until 10 minutes later was my wine order finally taken. After further delay and very clear statements from the waitress about what and how food and drink was served "in France", we were ready to walk out. However, we were listening to live traditional folk... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Very happy with this restaurant. They kept a table for our group of 14 people. The atmosphere was a lot of fun and very lively. We had the tapas which was very good. The neighbourhood is also fun especially on Wednesday when there is a large market right there. A fun place where we all had a great time.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The best thing about this restaurant was being able to walk in to it without a reservation on our first night in Biarritz. But there was a reason for this............the service was of the "couldn't care less" variety typical of a busy tourist area. The food & wine were acceptable without being memorable. It may be convenient for the City... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Here is also a great restaurant, very popular and very lively Place, high pressure on the tables, be there in time

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California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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8 reviews 8 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
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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