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13 Place du Forum, 13200, Arles, France
04 90 96 08 80‎
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Inexpensive

We wanted paella without a fuss, this was our choice. Cute, outdoors, nice service. Food comes over from pizza parlor across the street. Pamela was tasty, fair amounts of seafood.

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
bethanygirl51
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Bethany Beach
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We wanted paella without a fuss, this was our choice. Cute, outdoors, nice service. Food comes over from pizza parlor across the street. Pamela was tasty, fair amounts of seafood.

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Thank bethanygirl51
Arles, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Food was acceptable, but service and attitude was very poor. I regretted not spending a bit more for just about any other restaurant in the area they service. I asked for butter with the bread and they brought out three pads of frozen butter, when another basket of bread was brought out and I asked for more butter, we were... More 

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Thank M W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Absolutely do not go to this place. Food terrible, owner a very rude woman. There are plenty places to eat in Arles, just not this one.

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kildare
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I am very surprised at some of the reviews for this restaurant. We have been to this restaurant on 3 previous trips to Arles. This year we we had 4 perfectly satisfactory meals here. Our waiter Jose was more than attentive, given how busy the man was. We got on so well with him. The food was very satisfactory and... More 

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Thank screenelvis
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have just returned from a lovely week in Arles and ate at some amazing restaurants as recommended by our hotel staff. However, we were looking for a quick lunch and nipped in here! What a mistake. My boyfriend order paella which was reasonably enjoyable. I ordered the Hawaiian salad. our food eventually arrived and I was given a Tuna... More 

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Thank Lucy D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I spent four lovely days in Arles and on 23rd June we had a meal at the Taverne Du Forum. I tried to pay by credit card but, after entering my pin number, the owner said that the machine had stopped working and asked me to pay in euros. He also said that he couldn’t print off... More 

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Thank Rowdy022
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This was the worst place I have ever had the misfortune to eat! Stale old chips clearly refried, dirty glasses, abysmal pasta! Don't eat here!

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1 Thank Axis34
Toronto
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I am surprised by the popularity of this restaurant. Worst service and food I ever had in France. First, the waiter forgot what wine I ordered. Second, when he did bring the wine, it was the wrong volume. Third, I waited for 15 minutes after I asked for the check, turns out he forgot about that too. When the bill... More 

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Rome, Italy
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

surprisingly it was the most popular restaurant in the square, which is why we chose it. The service was one of the worse ever. Really unpolite, bad manners, and even the cleanliness of the waitress was far from acceptable. The food was ok, but far from good. the restaurant was not that clean and the bathroom was tiny and filthy

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Thank Daniel35232
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A quick note before I begin; we had a person in our group that speaks fluent French - there was no language barrier to speak of. We were attracted by the huge paella pan outside and the bustle and energy of the restaurant. It shortly became clear, however, that the bustle was customers wanting to pay and leave - customers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Place du Forum, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: 04 90 96 08 80‎

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  • Cuisine: French

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