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“Wonderful fresh seafood, friendly proprietors” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cabane Du Filao

Cabane Du Filao
Coastal Rd, Between Hotel Recif and Hotel Veranda, Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius
+230 59236485
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Berkshire, UK
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful fresh seafood, friendly proprietors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Tried this little place for lunch after a hot cycle ride. We were greeted immediately, given a cold drink and fed delicious fresh food. I had the curried shrimps while my husband had the curried catch of the day (cone fish). Both were delicious and the total bill was less than 2 beers at a nearby hotel. Lovely lunchtime experience.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ronneby, Sweden
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A place to return to. Fresh fish and friendly hosts. To make it five stars I would like the place around to be cleared of litter and rubbish. Maybe they can fix that then we will leave full points next time.

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London
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Freshest Seafood in Mauritius!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

What an unbelievable surprise! This is a tiny trailer like structure on the grassy part before the beach, 2 make shift tables facing the ocean, and all the food has been caught that morning. This gorgeous little cabane has one policy - We serve what we catch, and if we don't catch anything we don't open.

The place is run by a couple, with the wife cooking up delicious meals from fresh local ingredients. We had the whole crab in an aubergine curry and the most delicious grilled kind prawn, and of course some tendy Calamari to start in a unique zesty batter.

The place seemed popular (and rightly so) and the owners were exteremly warm and friendly. Our biggest regret was not discovering this place sooner, because we definitely would've been more than once!

Highly recommended for a unique authentic experience, with beautiful views over the calm blue waters.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pefkos, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The best cabane in Mauritius!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Everything about this little cabane was perfect; the service, the location, the food was outstanding and reasonably priced for the portions that you receive!

They serve fantastic fresh fish and seafood, all cooked fresh at the time of ordering, with love and smiles by Trisha! Both Trisha and Vicky are wonderful hosts who makes you feel so welcome and nothing is too much trouble! We ate there more than 5 times during our holiday!

We recommend you try at least the fish curry with aubergine or the crab curry! (or lobster, or the dorade curry, or prawns with garlic butter etc...etc...)!! you'll definitely go back another day!

A million thank you's for feeding us so well!

Carrie & Paraschos x

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Heerhugowaard, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful fresh seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

A lovely lady visited us at the beach of Le Recif Hotel. She has a food trailer at the public beach of Pointe Aux Piments next to Le Recif Hotel. We went there for lunch, her husband just caught a crab that morning and a 37 kg tuna, so the fresh fish curry was outstanding! A great woman, great and friendly service with wonderful ocean view. Price is low-mid range.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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