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160 Rue des Plages, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
05 59 85 84 71
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great seafood

This restaurant has it's own fishing boat so the fish served is extremely fresh and tasty. The view over the bay is very scenic. Maybe it is because of the touristic season, but clearly they don't have enough staff to cater for the large number of tables they have. We had to wait one hour between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2014
JefKlak
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Dubai
via mobile
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a very nice place. The ocean view is top and the staff is welcoming. The food is excellent. I had a lobster for main course and it was one of the best I ever ate. Really recommended.

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Thank Franck92200
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

If you are planning to visit the "Basque country or Pays Basque" and you love seafood... I recommend this restaurant as a must try on your to do list This restaurant is settle on the perfect spot on top of the hill over looking into the cliff and endless ocean. The outdoor seating are in white and wooden colour surrounding... More 

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Thank Yadita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Live sunset from the terrace, great fish, perfect place for a true romantic dinner! Maybe some jazz music could be nice ;-)

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Thank Marina P
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323 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

With their own boat catching most of the fish you can not be wrong getting some seafood over there The view is fantastic their other location ostalapia is as good but with a view of the mountain and not the ocean in st jean de luz

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Thank Jcbga
Dubai
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has it's own fishing boat so the fish served is extremely fresh and tasty. The view over the bay is very scenic. Maybe it is because of the touristic season, but clearly they don't have enough staff to cater for the large number of tables they have. We had to wait one hour between starters and mains.

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Thank JefKlak
los angeles
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128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Outdoor seating with view of atlantic ocean is breath-taking. The food is outstanding no matter what is eaten. The most famous local food is "merlu" and all of the fish is bought at the early morning fish market directly from fishermen. I had turbot for 25€ and it was so much better than any fish you can have anywhere. The... More 

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Thank pourpre
United Kingdom
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205 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Hard to find but well worth the effort. Specialises in sea food and everything is freshly cooked and presented well. Staff are very friendly and help with translating the menu, some of which is written in Basquais.

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Thank MichelinTom
Ghent, Belgium
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Fantastic setting, panoramic view, relaxed atmospere and really fresh food, simple but very well prepared. Service could be a bit quicker though.

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Thank FrenkiefromGhent
Hossegor
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Eaten here a few times winter and summer. Good atmosphere, relaxed, modern, and informal. Service has always been good, friendly, and quick, really helps if your French is good, but they will always try to find someone to help with translation if you need it. Situated with a super sea view, ideal for watching the sun go down. Two floors... More 

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Thank Ozzegor
Europe
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106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

I would give this restaurant a mixed review...the staff, setting and the place itself were first class! A late September evening sitting outside watching the sun go down, when you then need at least a sweater, was idyllic. My wife had a really great tuna starter and good monkfish main whilst I had Chipirons (small squid) which lacked something, lemon... More 

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Thank Ustaritz

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 Rue des Plages, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: 05 59 85 84 71

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
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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