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“Very good bistro food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Maya - Le Petit Grill Basque

Chez Maya - Le Petit Grill Basque
2, Rue Saint Jacques, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
05 59 26 80 76
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Washington DC
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286 reviews 286 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Very good bistro food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Very nice small bistro-style restaurant in the resort town of St. Jean de Luz. Tucked away on a side street near the beach walk, the cozy Chez Maya is a typical French family operation, with a menu of traditional food--with a fair amount of seafood--at moderate prices. The dishes are well prepared and served with a smile by the busy, but cheerful ladies running the place. The wine list is basic, but okay. Chez Maya is a pleasant change from the razz-a-tazz food stands and tourist emporiums that line the main drag of St. Jean.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montignac
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good service and interesting food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We went to this restaurant on the basis of the recommendations and enjoyed the food and service. The air conditioning system is bizarre but effective. Cosy atmosphere, traditional decor and well run.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Traditional Setting, Interesting Air Conditioning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

A wonderful traditional atmosphere, friendly service, and excellent food made Chez Maya a good choice. We arrived just before the busy evening dining hour and were lucky to get the table by the window. We tried to decide between ala carte and "menu" so two of us did ala cart and one "menu". There was enough food for 6...we were only three! Next time one or two appetizers and one "menu". The "menu" included appetizer, entre and dessert, each one enough to share. The paella was as good as I've ever had. Oh yea, the "interesting air conditioning"....mechanically operated it works amazingly well...you'll have to see for yourself.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Charming decor with good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

Have thoroughly enjoyed their traditional food and rustique ambiance. Its not your 3 star Michelin, but offers excellent food at great value.
The service was slightly long between courses but their friendliness most certainly made up for this.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Food at great value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

A nice surprise in a small alley. The Food was excellent and fair priced. They deserve their guide michelin star!

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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