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Pil-Pil Enea

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3 Rue Sallagoity, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 51 20 80
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Mon 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rauzan, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We were holidaying in St Jean De Luz and visited this little restaurant hidden away slightly off the main drags, we were not disappointed, we shared an Iberico platter to start served on a wooden board, servixe was friendly and efficientm we shared a seafood platter for the main course which consisted of a small piece of Hake and a... More 

Thank Craig F
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Make the effort to walk behind the markets for a bit and you'll find this unassuming gem of a restaurant! The menus is uncomplicated, the food cooked well, and supremely tasty.

Thank Magret44
Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

For 15 euros we had a fatty, tasteless tagine and a scoup of ice cream with a squirt of rasberry sauce. Very poor quality and slow service

Thank James L
Ottawa, Canada
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

Monday's in late September is a hard evening as most restaurants are/were closed. We asked the owner of our hotel for advice, and he booked us a table at Pil-Pil Enea. We were supremely happy with the choice! The restaurant, in typical French style, looks rather shabby from the outside, but in a good way. (Our experience in France has... More 

Thank TheWorldIsSoDamnBig
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

We called in on a Monday evening and had a table for 2. We ordered a fish meal for 2 and, as it took 20 minutes to prepare from fresh, it was suggested we shared a light cold meat dish to start. This was delicious , as was the main course. A large platter contains fish, squid, shrimp, langoustine, mussels... More 

London, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

Pil Pil Enea is located in a quiet street in the centre of St-Jean-de-Luz, largely unfrequented by tourists and fashionistas. A low-key and informal neighbourhood restaurant serving mainly fish and basque dishes, it is satisfying and good value with friendly but unassuming service.

Thank beijingduck
Fairfield, California
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Excellent friendly service and the seafood platter for two was amazing! We had a wonderful time here!

Thank gailpi
Bicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2014

We ventured here on the recommendation of J-J at Les Almadies, on a Monday night. We had the restaurant to ourselves and had the best meal of our holiday here, the set menu for 2, with an exceptional Merlu a l'espanole. Excellent value in such a modest surround. Great local, freshly made food and great value.

Thank B0yW0nder
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Visit3d thislovely little restaurant with a friend fordinner later one evening. A warm welcome was waiting for us in this busy little restaurant tucked away down a side street. Whist the menu was limited (I love a restaurant that operates within its abimity) there was a good selection of locally caught fresh seafood from which to choose. As our french... More 

Thank Steddersdaddy
Ottawa, Ontario
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were in St. Jean de Luz and the Basque region for almost three weeks and tried out more than 15 restaurants, PPE is one of the best. I wanted to try it because many reviewers recommend it. I was there on a weekday for lunch by myself and was so impressed that I brought my wife there for dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $45
French, Seafood, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Rue Sallagoity, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 51 20 80

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?