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Le Mata Hari

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Plage de l'Arinella, F20260 Lumio, Calvi, Corsica, France
+33 (0)4 95 60 78 47
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect location on the beach

Ten paces from your sunbed at the water's edge to a table on the sand in front of the restaurant. Excellent service, a fantastic selection of imaginatively prepared sea food - what more could you ask. Price is the only drawback - a decent three course lunch with wine is around 130 Euros. We've been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful restaurant set on it's own secluded beach with views of Calvi's Citadel. Beautifully cooked food (mainly seafood but with a few steak/veal/lamb options) and great wines. Upmarket enough for a romantic evening watching the sun set, and friendly enough to take the children who can play in the sand and feed the fish while they wait for their... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Ten paces from your sunbed at the water's edge to a table on the sand in front of the restaurant. Excellent service, a fantastic selection of imaginatively prepared sea food - what more could you ask. Price is the only drawback - a decent three course lunch with wine is around 130 Euros. We've been there several times during two... More 

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Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

To get a decent table here your face has to fit! I'm not sure what the criteria of assessment is - are they big spenders, is it just passing trade? We arrived early and had a cup of coffee and booked for lunchtime. In the shade please. We were told we would have to eat inside as the tables inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Le Mata Hari has the most beautiful setting, it sits right on a small beach with views to Calvi harbour and the Citadel and on a good day (when the high winds are not in attendance), the outdoor seating, by candle light, with your feet in the sand and watching a fabulous sunset, is as a romantic setting as any... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After travelling the short distance from Calvi to spend an afternoon at the lovely small beach, my wife and I decided to reserve a table at this Restaurant for the following evening; we even chose our preferred table! Well, what can I say.... this turned out to be our best meal during our two weeks holiday in Calvi. The food,... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food we had there was good (we both had the menu), service was friendly and speedy and the location absolutely fantastic. In terms of taste it was good, but there is a little bit of room for refinement. We'd go there again.

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zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Corsica is both beautiful and wild, thankfully not defaced by mass tourism so the selection is both limited and usually expensive. We originally intended to cook at home until our landlady recommended Mata Hari which was just down the (poorly paved) road. The potholes were worth it and we could hardly believe our eyes when we saw it on the... More 

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Clare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We always visit Mata Hari twice if staying in Calvi. The beach is superb (but I think that 12 euros is a bit steep for a lounger) and the food is of the highest quality,although their prices were a bit steep.A minus was that they seemed to be running out of wines-I guess that last week in September is getting... More 

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a nice beach to hit. To our surprise after a winding road down to the water, we came upon this secluded spot. Tables in the sand, wonderful service, and a delicious meal were the highlights. It is a bit steep for a beach lunch but definitely worth it. We will absolutely go back during our next... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Another restaurant we've been coming to for years. Very stylish. More akin to what you'd maybe find in a corner of a One & Only hotel in Maurituis. In fact the cuisine has a Mauritian influence with some dishes infused with subtle spices. I should probably give Mata Hari 5 for food but I give it a 4 because frankly... More 

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Address: Plage de l'Arinella, F20260 Lumio, Calvi, Corsica, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 95 60 78 47
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Calvi  >  Lumio
Cuisine: French

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  • Address: Plage de l'Arinella, F20260 Lumio, Calvi, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Calvi  >  Lumio
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)4 95 60 78 47

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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