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Le Bar Basque

$$ - $$$
French, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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22, Boulevard Thiers, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 85 16 63
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Urrugne, France
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I have been here before and found the food to be fairly average. I stopped with family and friends and my kids today to have a coffee and look into the lunch menu. We we were left waiting so long we went somewhere else. The owner seemed so uninterested.. that when the kitchen opened he sat to have a lunch... More 

Thank Salsamoo
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The staff only spoke french, the toilet area was creepy and not very clean. The food was fairly good and they served it fast though. Expect about 25€ per person

Thank Carles C
Louth, Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a local we had a very enjoyable evening eating the local Iberico ham and various other delicious morsels as well as a variety of tasty desserts. Waiter lovely and so helpful and full of life and banter.

Thank ClareofTralee
Cornelius, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We were walking along the streets of Saint-Jean-De-Luz during the afternoon hours, and just wanted a drink and something light to eat. We also preferred outdoor seating as the weather was beautiful. However, many places were already closed. Luckily we found this place. We had a couple of glasses of wine and something light to eat out on the terrace.... More 

Thank Angela K
Reading, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Charming (at least) bilingual service, excellent creme brulee, followed slightly small/simple boeuf straganoff - a few bits of meat of varying degrees of tenderness and 3 boiled potatoes. Beautiful to sit outside in the sun, albeit sharing crowded pavement with pedestrians and their dogs.

Thank PAUL E
Mezin, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

First visit to saint de Luz. We stopped for tapas here first which was excellent and great value, then came back for dinner as the ambience was perfect for us - a relaxed bar/restaurant. The gambas with garlic and whisky was amazing - soooo tasty (whisky and cream gave a taste almost like mild curry with a kick) and gambas... More 

Thank TwinkleBC
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258 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

Very nice friendly restaurant recommended by our host. Many places close on a chilly January night. Fairly basic inside and not too warm, but with a glass of wine inside it began to feel better. Good menu choices of meat and fish - I had delicious duck and my wife had salmon. Wine by the glass or bottle. They do... More 

Thank IanSimpson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had a light lunch at the Bar Basque. Delicious tapas and a dessert. Both excellent, but the highlight was our waiter ,the charming Thierry. We only speak a little French, and Thierry's English isn't fluent ( although a lot better than our French! ) But he tried really hard to describe the items on the menu. We had great... More 

Thank Robert W
Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

The salmon was the best we've ever had - slightly charred on one side, perfectly moist. Amazing! And the side dish of squash with a Parmesan topping was superb. The wait staff is super friendly and spoke some English. Try their MACCA'B cocktail - secret recipe. A wonderful experience we will never forget.

Thank Creekinwa
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

Attracted by the constant busyness of the pavement tables and interesting looking tapas every time we walked past , we went for an evening meal here and we were not disappointed . Diverse and interesting assiette de tapas followed by a shared delicious merluz ( hake) cooked in a spanish style - straight from the oven . Cooked to perfection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22, Boulevard Thiers, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 85 16 63

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