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Chez Pablo

5, rue Etcheto, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Basque
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oceanside CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I aksed the local cheese shop owner for a lunch suggestion- might not have found this place otherwise. The food is simple but restaurant was filled with locals. Owner was a real joker, keeping the whole place laughing with his jests - seeing a couple where the husband we peering at cell phone, he shouts " Someone come talk to... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We really had an overall memorable experience. A local restaurant with the owners serving the food. Off the beaten track an a abselute must if you're looking for something authentic. We had the Cote de Boeuf, very very good!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Atmosphere is authentic, service is simple but warm and efficient. I engaged into the most fascinating talk about wines from the region with our waiter who knew more than most sommeliers at Michelin star restaurants! Food was amazing, which makes one forget we were sitting on wooden benches. Incredible experience...

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Chez Pablo is unique. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. It is authentic and theatrical. Some people just don't get the superb host, ( mainly people without a sense of humour.) I went there several times with my French parents in law and half French children. The food is plentiful, well cooked and arrives fairly quickly. Children are welcome. You should... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Food was very bland, tasteless, nothing special. The owner (?) had put on a non-stop show, relentlessly making fun of the patrons, with stupid, bad jokes. Somewhat tiring, pathetic, and irritating. Never again.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Coming to this restaurant wasn't our first choice. Judging by the looks of it from outside, Chez Pablo didn't look anything special, but it promised authentic basque cuisine plus we were hungry and getting impatient in trying to find where to eat. They had table to accommodate our needs - we stayed and I am so glad we did. The... More

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This place deserves the Certificate of Excellence 2013. It is located on a secondary road. This is the only downside in my opinion though this was not a busy road and not many cars passing. This is a family business. It does not look like a posh restaurant but you could hardly find a table, it is really busy. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1,101 reviews 1,101 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
975 helpful votes 975 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Hunger gnawed,so we answered its call. We were recommended to this unique eatery as classic Basque. It's host has the banter and patois with every diner and passer- by The eatery is an informal ,communal dining experience. We had the 4-course formula with glass of wine for 13 euros a head. Light soup for starters,followed by jambon Espania,meatballs & rize... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was actually our third choice, but the other two were closed. Purely based on previous reviews, our expectations were high. Disappointed is not the word. We both had prawns in garlic for starters, for a place awash with fish, we expected far better. Virtually tasteless and rubbery. Main course fish was a little better, but Confit Duck was way... More

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Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Every now and then you stumble across a very foreign restaurant in which you feel you were raised as a child at a family table. On a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were treated as family guests in a packed and energetic dining area where locals were truly enjoying themselves and the wonderful home cooking. Grilled sardines... More

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