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MAHAINA

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French, Basque
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5, rue de la Madeleine, 64210 Bidart, France
+33 5 59 26 89 55
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cosy restaurant in the center of Bidart with local and seasonal product...
Cosy restaurant in the center of Bidart with local and seasonal product. Open every evening from 7pm till 9.30Pm Tapas and homemade cocktails..... Do not hesitate, Maika & Stephane will be pleased to welcome you.
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Good for:
Romance

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
adorable

I particularly love this little, cosy restaurant, a bit outside the main square. The meals are very good, prepared with fresh ingredients. Price/quality is correct and the service is absolutely outstanding. In short : adorable !

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
462peggy
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La Verdiere, France
Good for:
  • Romance
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La Verdiere, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I particularly love this little, cosy restaurant, a bit outside the main square. The meals are very good, prepared with fresh ingredients. Price/quality is correct and the service is absolutely outstanding. In short : adorable !

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Lopik, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This small restaurant is hidden in a small side street just of the main square. Most restaurants in Bidart serve fairly standard tourist food, but this gem serves real basque food prepared with fresh regional ingredients. Service was great, a friendly waiter who did his best to communicate in English. The menu was in French All dishes were beautifully composed... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The meals we had were well cooked but a little under expectation considering the price charged; lacking substance. Maybe we'be been spoiled by the quality of food we'd had in more down to earth beach side shacks but on a relative comparison I have to rate this place as so so.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

First evening we had the dinner menu, great value for money. All courses were excellent and me and my 10yo daughter both appreciated a lot. Next evening we came for the aperitif and enjoyed the tapas: highly recommended the camembert rôti and flambé au Calvados.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

just off the village centre and tucked in a side road towards the sea , this small restaurant was highly recommended by local friends - and we were not disappointed ! A set menu with four choices each of starter , mains and desserts might seem limited at first glance - but what is served is a delight - both... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The menu was perfect, not too much choice but a very unusual variety, every item on there was special. The food looked like works of art and tasted AMAZING! The service was fantastic, the manager was really nice and made our evening even nicer. A really special place

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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114 reviews 114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Our Hotelowner recommanded us this little restaurant and and we enjoyed very much our dinner. Small but interesting menu, everything homemade and the quality and freshness of the dishes is perfect. The young and pleasant team does a very good job.

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Midlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We chose this restaurant after looking at the menus of all the others in this charming basque town. This one had deserts with some originality. We were pleased we booked; by eight thirty on a Saturday night at the beginning of September, the nine tables inside were full. The menu limits its offers to four each of starters, mains and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

A really enjoyable evening on the terrace of a lovely restaurant. The service is really friendly and efficient and the food creative and cooked to perfection. I'd have no hesitation recommending this restaurant to a friend.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We went for this following the glowing reports and had a mixed evening. The service was good and the food generally hit the mark apart from a beef steak which left my jaw aching for hours. The menu changes each month and for 3 courses costs 29 euors. You can opt in and out of courses but with starters at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, rue de la Madeleine, 64210 Bidart, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Bidart
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 26 89 55

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

Cosy restaurant in the center of Bidart with local and seasonal product. Open every evening from 7pm till 9.30Pm Tapas and homemade cocktails..... Do not hesitate, Maika & Stephane will be pleased to welcome you.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?