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Restaurant La Ruelle

19 Rue Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 26 37 80
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible37%
Sep 24, 2016
“Typical tourist restaurant.”
Oct 28, 2016
“Inedible food and owner physically attacked me”
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Spanish, French
$$ - $$$
19 Rue Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

We couldn't get into our preferred restaurants and this was mentioned favorably in Rick Steves' book. We should have known from the few occupied tables. I eat almost anything, but the entree I was served (seafood but full of shell) was impossible to eat. I...More

Thank WildBill4102
Reviewed September 24, 2016

The food here is alright but nothing special and expensive for what it is. The tables are so close together that it is physically impossible to get any more in. We arrived soon after opening and were given a small table near the wall. After...More

Thank don d
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Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for our last meal of the holiday. It should have been a sign that it was the only restaurant open for lunch today.... But we gave it a try. The owner and his wife were very friendly but our waiter seemed...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Cold welcome Large portions does not compensate for bad service or food My fish platter was all but dry and cold- wished I'd ordered the fresh platter instead if there one No one finished our played and we left with a sour note for dreadful...More

Thank Khoosh A
Reviewed May 13, 2015

We ate here in May 2015. We arrived at 2.45 and the restaurant was still busy and in fact continues serving till late that night. We tried to order from the set menu but were told that it finished at 2.30. Si I had the...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for an early dinner and were really disappointed. Mussels were dry and there was no sauce. Paella was inedible. Everything was reheated, dry and overcooked. Such a let down after the amazing food along the coast from san Sebastian. I would strongly recommend...More

Thank Lliam B
Reviewed December 30, 2014

excellent address, the restaurant is located in very old house in center of St jean de Luz, beautiful, the place was excellent and the food too, really good Basques food, not too expensive really correct , the service was top too. We liked the time...More

Thank JpegG64
Reviewed August 30, 2014

First ate here in 1974 and have returned at least once or twice on every holiday here since. During this current recession, things have been 'adjusted', shall we say. For example, sardines are now offered as a main course on the tourist menu, when previously,...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Homey food. Good value. Inexpensive. House wine was pretty good. Homey food. Good value. Inexpensive. House wine was pretty good.

1  Thank FranceMania
Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was the worst meal of our trip so far. Rubbery seafood. Overdone chicken. Rick Steve's you blew this one. Actually only bad meal on our trip. Go to San Sebastián for the pinxtos(tapas in Basque). Amazing. This town of St. Jean de Luz feels...More

Thank Yanni_9
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: 19 Rue Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 26 37 80
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