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13 Rue des Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
+33 5 59 24 13 61
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Around the pintxos, french and spanish specialities

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great First Meal in Biarritz

Our wonderful week in Biarritz started here. Options of"pintos"(tapas) or whole portion Basque specialities. Delicious paella ! I had gambas that were also really great. The selection of wines was good with affordable choices. Best to reserve. It is popular with locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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chicago
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Our wonderful week in Biarritz started here. Options of"pintos"(tapas) or whole portion Basque specialities. Delicious paella ! I had gambas that were also really great. The selection of wines was good with affordable choices. Best to reserve. It is popular with locals.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We wandered in off the street for a light lunch. Selected several pintxos (big tapas) at random and we're not disappointed. Portions are modest but flavours are exquisite. Joue de boeuf and tempura de bacalao were the absolute best. Not cheap, but this is Biarritz and well worth it for the quality

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was our second visit to Café Jean, the more restaurant version of the Biarritz institution Bar Jean opposite Les Halles, and once again we left a very happy family. This time we had lunch and everyone could find something they loved from the pinxtos menu or else the excellent children's menu with freshly battered cod that was melt in... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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Cafejeanbiarritz, Gérant at cafe jean, responded to this review

Hello Marilyn. Pleased to read you and first : Sorry for our poor english ! really, we try, we try but suchshame we're sometimes limited to tell about our kitchen for more pleasure in your local resort experience. Pleased that you had took time to discover the Café Jean's Pintxos mostly when you could eat tapas (with bred slice) every... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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Additional Information about cafe jean

Address: 13 Rue des Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
Phone Number: +33 5 59 24 13 61
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 9 - 57
Cuisine: Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Rue des Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 24 13 61

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 57
  • Cuisine: Tapas

Description

Around the pintxos, french and spanish specialities
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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