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Le Malabar

#366 of 1,850 Restaurants in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
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7 rue des Ayres, 33000, Bordeaux, France
05 56 52 18 19
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

It's nice to have a veggy option. Tasty food. The bread with cheese was awesome. The cardamomo dessert surprised us. I'm sure we will go back next time in BDX.

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spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We turned up, on time, were seated at a table and then waited over 30 minutes before getting a drink, we ordered our food and then waited another 45 minutes before getting anything to eat. The food was very tasty, not sure it was worth the wait though. All other tables in the restaurant appeared to be waiting the same... More 

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Leycuras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant best to book, food is probably the best Indian food I have eaten in France. Service excellent, I will make it a regular stop when in Bordeaux.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We just walked in and had a great meal. It is just a green door and we weren't sure that it was open. Only choice was a chicken or veggie entrée and we got 1 of each. There were so many delicious flavors on 1 plate. Mouth watering. Great break from French food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We were just strolling along and saw that the little hole in the wall was an India restaurant. I am so happy we went in. The waitress spoke little English and I little French. We managed and I had a wonderful vegetarian plate. I agree with previous description of explosion of tastes. It was wonderful!

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Thank Patricia D
Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here often as I can't get enough. There isn't a huge selection on the menu but as you get so many taste explosions on your plate that doesn't matter. I'll continue to take my visiting guest here as I'm never disappointed. Their special nan breads are a must. Bon appétit

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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We had heard great things about Le Malabar, but never could get a table. Last weekend, with 24 hourslead, we had the chance. I reccomend the 18 euro menu, plenty of food, very authentic, very tasty! But you can order a la carte for around 12 euro per entree. Small and cosy, with a large room in the vaulted cave... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

I read the reviews that said don't be pressed for time but waiting 2 hours for your food is just ridiculous. Another couple that came in after us walked out after they'd waited so long but we stayed because of good reviews about the food. No apologies, no explanation of delays, opens at 8.30pm so we didn't start eating until... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 rue des Ayres, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: 05 56 52 18 19

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