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30, Boulevard Thiers, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
05 59 51 05 22
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Evergreen, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I am nearing the end of a 26 day trip to France, and this is one of the best, if not the best, meals I have had here. There is nothing "typical" about this restaurant. The food was beautifully prepared and presented, and very imaginative. Local ingredients were livened up by unexpected flavors--preserved lemon, and possibly tamarind. Portions were extremely... More 

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Chartres, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After our first meal at Olatua, we came back twice in two days! And the only reason why we did not come back a third time is that we had previously reserved a table at another restaurant which we did not want to cancel. This came a bit as a surprise to us as the menu does not look like... More 

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Creteil, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

not expensive, great food with fresh products from sea and basque farms. I recommande it absolutly!!!

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

we were staying overnight on a long long drive down to southern spain, we arrived tired out, we had the set meal, excellnet value for St jean de Luz, this is an expensive resort . Our waiter was friendly, spoke little English- but we spoke no basque & a little french, we managed between us, had a fantastic venison terrine,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Traditional basque menu. Very good. Good service. We particularly liked the extensive and historical family photo album that adorned the walls.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

Six of us were there at about 8:30 pm and left around 11 pm. We were in no hurry which was just as well as the service was at a gentle pace with a reasonably long gap between the entree and main course. Having said that, the food was excellent and the staff and owner were very friendly. The setting... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

The restaurant is pretty and calm, but our dining experience was negative. The lights in the restaurant were too bright (blinding), the waiter was indifferent, and while some dishes were fine, others were pretty ordinary or actually bad. Good desserts, mediocre main courses, poor appetizers, table wine very poor.

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Additional Information about Olatua

Address: 30, Boulevard Thiers, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
Phone Number: 05 59 51 05 22
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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