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“Awful” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Le Balico

Le Balico
3 Place aux Herbes, 06500 Menton, France
0493416699
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Ranked #156 of 213 Restaurants in Menton
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Poor service ( the staff were more interested in joking amongst themselves) . Mistaken orders, but even worse was the food. I asked for a Magret de Canard served medium...it came raw, and, even after sending it back, it came back like a lump of raw meat. Chewy, fatty and inedible. I left the whole lot, and explained why when asked what was wrong. Despie my complaint,i was still charged, as they claimed that they had received no other complaints about their Filet, despite the fact that I had the duck and not steak
The restaurant was quiet, so no excuse about being too busy. Avoid.unless you are a glutton for punishment. This is the type of restaurant that gives the South of France a bad name. 98 euros wasted

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Menton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We've just had 2 very nice salads. Plenty salmon on the Scandinavian one and duck with goats cheese salad also good. Service attentive and friendly. Wine a bit pricey so just had a pression and tap water. Square has a nice ambience helped this evening by the presence of an excellent guitarist and his Spanish dancing partner.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“2hrs wait for main course - forgotten - do not go here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Absolute rubbish. You're on holiday - why bother waiting around in places like this.

Forgotten orders

Dreadful food

Rude owner

General we don't give a monkies because we won't see you again

Find somewhere else!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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West Yorkshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“forgotten”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We ordered our food and then had to wait 45 minutes before asking a waitress if we had been forgotten. We had - despite 2 waitresses coming and looking at our order at various intervals - so then had a further waituntil the fairly average food arrived.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerp, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Average restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The restaurant used to be an excellent restaurant and now it is still not bad for what you pay. 20€ for an entree, main course and dessert is not expensive for what you get. Waiters are friendly and food is good. So if you don't want to spend much and still have decent food this is the place to be.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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