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Chez Pablo

Certificate of Excellence
French, Spanish, Basque
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5, rue Etcheto, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
05-59-26-37-81
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We haven't eaten out much during our week in St J de L, so wanted to make sure that our last night's meal was a good one. We are staying by the market and were blown away by the reviews for the very local Chez Pablo. We were not disappointed. WE got there earlyish - and it was already buzzing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2014
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English first
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Love it. Generous, authentic and delicious. Looks like nothing but the minute you walk in you can feel the atmosphere that keeps everyone coming back. If you are looking for fancy, go elsewhere.

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UK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went to Chez Pablo based on other Tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. Tucked away down a small side street away from the tourist hot spots, it is exactly the kind of local restaurant we love to eat at on holiday. We got there just after the opening time of 7.30pm and managed to get one of the last... More 

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Vénosc, Rhone-Alpes, France
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Chips or salad...not chips AND salad... 2 stars First the good points. The place itself is quite charming with its red checkered table cloths (plastic) and matching cloth napkins. The dining room is mostly made up of large tables with benches to sit on and you are seated where there is space. This means there is a chance of bumping... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We haven't eaten out much during our week in St J de L, so wanted to make sure that our last night's meal was a good one. We are staying by the market and were blown away by the reviews for the very local Chez Pablo. We were not disappointed. WE got there earlyish - and it was already buzzing... More 

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Oceanside CA
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

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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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, rue Etcheto, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: 05-59-26-37-81

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Spanish, Basque

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