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La Fiancee du Desert

#2 of 240 Restaurants in Pau
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21 Rue Tran, 64000 Pau, France
0559272758
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern food in oriental cafe style small restaurant

6 of us had lunch on a Sat. Not far from Place Verdun. A casual restaurant. Warning portions are very generous. We ordered a menu each which included choice of 3 mostly dip style starters hummous, baba ganoush, takiski etc) or meat samousas starter was excellent and then sandwich which was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
asterix_et_oblelix
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Pau, France
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Pau, France
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

6 of us had lunch on a Sat. Not far from Place Verdun. A casual restaurant. Warning portions are very generous. We ordered a menu each which included choice of 3 mostly dip style starters hummous, baba ganoush, takiski etc) or meat samousas starter was excellent and then sandwich which was a flat bread with meat of choice then ice... More 

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Pau, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

When you live in SW France you don't want to eat duck all the time so when I was looking for something a bit different I found this on TA! The ambience is like a kasbah cafe with draped voiles, bright colours and fretwork screens. The welcome and the service is effusive and genuine. The food is simple and very... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is a must visit in Pau if you're looking for a nice night (or lunch) out! Beautiful, charming atmosphere, excellent service and delicious, fresh, well made food will make you want to come back for seconds! The dessert menu is interesting, varied and original and the same goes for the food menu. Didier has a fun personality and he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

La Fiancee du Desert is an absolute gem. Having tried and failed to turn up for a table a couple of times, I finally remembered to book in advance for lunch this week! Just three of us went for lunch, it was utterly delightful. Hummus, tzaziki, moussaka and a falafel wrap full of DELIGHTFUL ingredients with the perfect hint of... More 

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Pau, France
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61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

This little gem was recommended to us by a work colleague, a very good priced, simple menu with the option of a take away makes this a regular lunch stop for us. The food is simple but lovely and the option of different levels of spiceyness means its great for everyone. The real treat is the mint tea, which instead... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This restaurant is great all around. Being from the middle-east, it is as close as you can get to middle-eastern food in Pau. While some dishes are altered for Western tastes (as it often happens all over the world) it is still very good. You need to make a reservation because it is very busy. The prices are excellent and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Rue Tran, 64000 Pau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Bearn-Basque Country  >  Bearn  >  Pau
  • Phone Number: 0559272758
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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