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Bistrot a huitres Chez Jean-Mi

#258 of 1,866 Restaurants in Bordeaux
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Marche des Capucins | Place des Capucins, 33800, Bordeaux, France
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Marco Island, Florida
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group toured the market one particular morning, enjoying all the amazing colors and aromas of the market, tasting cheese and bread along the way. We reserved lunch for our group. A warm greeting and smiling servers in a hectic, bustling, fun environment, it was the market! It is also a great place to people watch. They have seating inside,... More 

Thank travelerldb
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

This is the most fantastic place. It's unassuming, amazing value, and a definite must if a fan of sea food. It's a tad daunting, located in a busy market, however be brave and you will be rewarded! All of the food was fresh, delicious, and served by friendly waiters. We ordered a Fruits De Mer for 1, extra prawns and... More 

Thank Dannielle S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

An excellent place for fresh seafood lovers...oysters and petit Blanc to start with...the rest follows...great atmosphere...excellent service...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

On our exploration of Bordeaux we came across the well known market Halles des Capucins, which unfortunately as it was Monday did not have a lot going on. A few bars were open and we settled on Chez Jean-Mi, a good choice as it turned out. Very pleasant staff, who is quite helpful with suggestions. We had breakfast (coffee and... More 

Thank Monique O
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Marche des Capucins was high on our list of places to go during a short visit to Bordeaux - and six oysters and a glass of wine (bread butter and lemon included!) for 7.50 Euro made the visit memorable! It was chilly, but Jean-Mi provided blankets to keep us warm. With a detour - but remember the market is closed... More 

Thank Brian1954
Ontario, Canada
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had an excellent lunch here. 6 oysters each at 6.50 per plate and a plate of bulots each at similar price. Some bread, a glass of wine, and fresh oysters - what more could anyone want! Great service and a wonderful atmosphere.

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Toronto, Canada
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403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Fun to have lunch in the middlecof a busy market! Freshest of seafood, wallet friendly, affordable wine, enthusiastic service and amazing people watching. Popular with locals as well as tourists. Charcuterie available for the shell fish shy but we noshed on oysters and bullots with a glass of wine, great bread and butter for around 13 euros each. Doesn't get... More 

1 Thank busyeater
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

The seafood here is so fresh, the oysters opened just before being served are delicious. We also had the seafood soup, served with grated cheese, croutons and rouille and of course, bread and butter.......fantastic! The wines by the glass are reasonably priced, coffee excellent and the staff so friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit when at the Marche du... More 

Thank Princessbella65
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Sea food experience with great local atmosphere. The queue for seating was lengthy because this restaurant is so popular. Well worth it though. Seafood plate was varied with oysters, shell fish and prawns.

Thank David B
Bordeaux, France
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375 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

One of our reasons for visiting the Capuchins. Lunch here is fabulous. Oysters are great. Seafood platter is really fine. In the cooler days, try the fish soup. Always add a nice dry white wine to complete the meal.

Thank mitch w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marche des Capucins | Place des Capucins, 33800, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?