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“Does not deserve the poor reviews” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Captain Aldo

Captain Aldo
Front de mer | 33120, Arcachon, France
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Ranked #115 of 134 Restaurants in Arcachon
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bath
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Does not deserve the poor reviews”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This perfectly situated seafront restaurant served a fantastic fish soup and moules frites (moules a bit cold but we were sitting outside under cover in lashing rain this week). Good choice, good service, good value and unlike some other restaurants, doing good business.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“I worked there...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

...some years ago and the staff needs to work a lot; they get a poor salary. The food is below average because they buy the cheapest material there is, including deep frozen fish which is not even local or regional. There was an italian pizza-chef when I worked there; who left because the "patron" asked him to make the pizza less good !!!!! Which means to put less on it and cheaper stuff as well; etc. Also the patron doesn' t care at all; if the service is good or not and if the customers are happy; he just wants your money and that' pretty much it. They still owe me a salary for a week + working papers.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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france
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157 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 111 cities Reviews in 111 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Good value in Arcachon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Arcachon ia a very fine French seaside town bustling with tourists and there is a great choice of eateries.
I hadnt been to Captain Aldo before but it was doing much brisker business than those around it which is normally a good sign.
Food was very good but most of the bread was a bit tired and a smile or two from the staff would have been nice but I guess its the end of a long tourist season and they had run out of smiles!

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