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Baitona

30 rue Saint Jean du Perot, 17000 La Rochelle, France
+33 (0)546500701
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Ranked #38 of 344 Restaurants in La Rochelle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $52
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First impression: excellent service and food presentation. Second impression, the gustatory one: very tasty, made with fresh, local ingredients. The gazpacho, in particular, was a yummy work of art. Someone in the kitchen knows what they're doing. The house Bordeaux was absolutely fit for the occasion. We sat outside on the busy street but the inside of the restaurant is... More

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La Rochelle, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have eaten here before and often had the cote de boeuf which is excellent. Tonight I had the fish of the day and my wife had the mussels. Both were excellent again. Good service and a reasonable price; €68 including a bottle of wine and an aperitif.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Two hungry people, late at night, most restaurants have just closed .... desperation sets in - we don't want to go home and we need food! Picture a friendly smile, a YES - we are still open and "voila" we were happy. That was Baitona last week! We shared a house delicacy - chef's own invention -"les moules à la... More

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Probably the best of the 5 restaurants we ate at in La Rochelle when we (20 cyclists) toured there in June 2014. Made us very welcome, provided excellent service and the food/wine was superb. Very happy with the price charged. We will be back in 2015 should we tour to La Rochelle again.

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Good cooking and friendly service, shame about the limited wine options. We had the set menu which is good value at 26 or 29 euros, for 2 or 3 courses. Both had the foie gras, which was ok but not special. The moules marinieres were excellent though. Arriving on sizzling cast iron dishes they oozed tomato and garlic sauce and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The street where Baitona sits is literally lined with restaurants/eateries either side of it and choosing where we were going to eat took some time as there are also a lot more places around the harbour and square, however this place seemed to draw us in and we were not disappointed! Waiters spoke good English and we were offered both... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Had a great time here with friends. Situated on a busy street and great atmosphere. Waitress was friendly but should have asked her to explain the confit with chips. It arrived raw. However we tried it and it was very tasty. It had been marinated in tomato and herbs. Other dishes looked good too. I would recommend this restaurant .... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Duck n chips have never been so special!!! I'm very serious. Sat outside soaking up the vibe. Small perfectly crafted menu written in French/Spanish so a little confusing

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Edinburgh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

On a street full of restaurants, our 11 year old chose this one. He'll need to choose again! Fantastic place, great food and really nice staff. A great end to our holiday. Will recommend and comeback ASAP.

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Cork
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Emilie was such a brilliantly friendly, chatty waitress. So helpful and always seemed to be smiling. The food was simply excellent and not expensive. The atmosphere on the street outside the restaurant was vibrant and entertaining to observe. This gets a top mark from us.

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