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Bar Jean

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5, rue de Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
05 59 24 80 38
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8:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 8:30 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 171
    Excellent
  • 222
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great atmosphere

This little gem has everything - good food friendly service and a real buzzy atmosphere. We found this place whilst wandering around and enjoyed it so much we went back the next night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Evc412
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

This little gem has everything - good food friendly service and a real buzzy atmosphere. We found this place whilst wandering around and enjoyed it so much we went back the next night.

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Biarritz, France
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322 reviews 322 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

In 5 years living in Biarritz I have only managed to eat here twice. Both have been out of season because otherwise you can never get a seat. It is a pintxos bar first and a restaurant second so come and try the pintxos and if it is to your liking then come back for a proper sit-down meal.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A pleasant and packed tapas bar by the Halles, frequented mostly by locals but with a few tourists even in December. The pintxos on the bar were appetising and very popular with patrons. Seats are hard to come by and worth grabbing if you want to try something more substantial from the menu. We had a couple of menu dishes,... More 

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Gandia, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We have been to Bar Jean only once as the second time it was so overrun with patrons that not a seat was to be had. That being said you dont want to sit. This is a tapas bar and is best enjoyed by standing at the bar and eating the local tapas. In these sorts of places in Spain... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Tourist Trap! Tourist Trap! Tourist Trap! Shocking service....very ordinary dishes at inflated prices.......I ordered a piece of beef if you can call it that - more like a slab of fat and gristle. complained to the waitress.....no response forthcoming. Visit at your peril!

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Kildare
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

this is a little gem , good food and wine and friendly service made this an experience and visit well worth while. Be sure to pay a visit if in Biarritz you will not be disappointed

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had dinner here outside in the poring rain. Luckily we sat under the blinds. It was romantic, good atmosphere, nice people and good food. If you want something else instead of the standard tourist 'we all have the same menu' restaurants? Go here, we highly recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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387 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A must visit for at least a drink, the food is also delicious. Gets very busy and crowds spill out onto the street. If eating, look out for the fresh daily local specials, yum. The burgers are excellent as is the chocolate mousse. I tried a local dish, veal basque with peppers and chilli, i want the recipe!

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manchester
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The rest of Biarritz was dead this night and found this place which was buzzing. Great atmosphere,noisy and busy but had good service. 4 of us shared a grilled rib of beef with chips which was great( reminiscent of a meal in buenos aires. We Had to be kicked out in the end- good night!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Located next to the indoor market in the city, this is place is very pleasant. Not a great Deco, but very typical, friendly atmosphere People eat at the bar or at tables. The dishes are mostly tapas, varied and top notch. Perfect to discover products from this area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, rue de Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
  • Phone Number: 05 59 24 80 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 129
  • Cuisine: Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?