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La Fiancee du Desert

#2 of 269 Restaurants in Pau
Certificate of Excellence
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21 Rue Tran, 64000, Pau, France
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
DELIGHTFUL PLACE TO EAT. go try and enjoy

We liked this place. Nice food and casual surrounding. The welcome from staff was pleasant and happy. Salads were good and kebabs. Thanks so much.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Billy A
New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We liked this place. Nice food and casual surrounding. The welcome from staff was pleasant and happy. Salads were good and kebabs. Thanks so much.

1 Thank Billy A
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I have now been here a few times when shopping in Pau, I wouldn't go any where else now. The food is excellant and a varied.

Thank Flyers2004
Pau, France
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 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 

1 Thank asterix_et_oblelix
Pau, France
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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 

Thank Simon B
Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank 3hearts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Thank Emjayspring
Pau, France
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79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

1 Thank Elle D
Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?