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Les Contrebandiers

20 avenue Victor Hugo, 64200 Biarritz, France
+33 5 59 24 02 27
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Sep 8, 2018
“Tapas and wine - a good mix”
Sep 7, 2017
“Best food in Biarritz ”
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French, European, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
20 avenue Victor Hugo, 64200 Biarritz, France
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in at Les Contrabandiers for a late-ish lunch snack. A great chance to try local wine by the glass while snacking on tapas. Many other places around the market were full but that's no reflection on Les Contrabandiers. The choice of tapas wasn't huge...More

Thank j0hn0nh0liday
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

During our stay so far (on our 6th night) we have eaten here twice. This restaurant has served us the best food yet. The service is prompt and friendly, the local beer is good and the food Is delicious!

Thank wendy24-10
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Great food, amazing beer and friendly service, couldn't wish for more Tapas more on the Spanish Style I have eaten before

Thank Alfred63
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We went here for a drink before a dinner reservation...The service was slow. We ordered some wine, and after we finished, it started pouring rain, so we asked them to call us a taxi to our restaurant. They at first said they would, then came...More

Thank Megan H
imanol h, Propriétaire at Les Contrebandiers, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Sorry we are not a taxi station ! Next Time come to taste what we do, we are a restaurant !

Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Excellent tapas / gastro infusion. Might be the best prawns I've ever eaten. Staff are super polite and accommodating, barman / owner also great. All in all great experience and not a wallet buster.

Thank Pink-123321
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We took the beef "tartare". Just amazing. The staff are nice. The tapas looks nice and not that expensive. Highly recommend

Thank Yannick H
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Tried this tapa-ish wine bar with outside serving two days in a row. Good, reasonably priced wines - and side order snacks. Wines comes with a 'serificate' on the glass telling you name, winery, grapes and year etc. Nice. Hard working, friendly and professional staff....More

Thank Arnt Roger A
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Was busy so sat inside, had good chat with barman and was very apologetic he didnt have the French Riesling we asked for. He recommended a German one ( brave move for a Frenchman) but it was outstanding. Ordered the croquettes chipirons which had the...More

Thank Sho-Stopper-68
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

We stayed for a week in Biarritz and tried on two occasions to order an after dinner drink here. The first time we were refused as we were told there was a private party. We tried again tonight on our last night in Biarritz. We...More

1  Thank lc1604
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Nice little wine and tapas restaurant with friendly service and some more unusual dishes , evening was made even more fun as we were serenaded by a lovely lady from the family party at the next table.

Thank Brian W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 avenue Victor Hugo, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 24 02 27
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