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Le Criquet

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21 rue Porte de Laure, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 90 96 80 51
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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You need to book in advance as there are few tables. The restaurant has a short menu focusing on local products and cuisine. We had an aioli and it was really excellent and the whole menu looked extremely appetising. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the restaurant that went to the first night that I arrived alone in Arles for a three week stay. It was so great that I took my son and husband when they arrived and they both loved it. If you want to introduce someone to a restaurant in Arles, I would highly recommend this establishment. It is on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our best meals in Europe! And very affordable! Family owned and operated, the dad and brother in law do the cooking, the mom makes the pastries and the sisters are the servers. Make sure to get reservations ahead of time as it books out very quickly, especially for dinner. I would highly recommend the lamb, so tender and... More 

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Cupertino, California
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the restaurants we visited in Arles, Le Criquet was my favorite. They are very busy so if you plan on visiting, make a reservation ahead of time. We started with the octopus salad for an appetizer and it was wonderful. The olive oil in the salad was especially good. For our mains, we had the poached cod with... More 

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Herk-de-Stad, Belgium
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this pearl last year and went back last week. Again we were surprises by the really good regional dishes, the friendly staff and there advice to try out a fine regional wine. They really keep having an excellent quality level.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on this restaurant out of several others in the street based on the dishes we could see being served, they looked special and we were not disappointed. The menu was classic French with a good choice for all tastes, I started with Tuna Carpaccio this dish was a mix of fine sliced Tuna and a mild olive oil... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family ate here recently on a trip to Arles. The servers were extremely helpful and friendly, and willing to accommodate our 9-year-old son by preparing him a simple pasta dish rather than the fancier options on the menu. My husband and I both started with the gazpacho, which was incredibly fresh and flavorful. For dinner, he had the bull... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Tucked away off the main tourist streets - this was a really delight. Fresh and airy surroundings with friendly staff. The lunch was fresh, delicious and unpretentious. (And reasonably priced!) My partner grew up in the region and he was very impressed. Look forward to returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Everyone told us this was a great place to eat. We booked a weekend evening - booking is a must. Its small and friendly. The service was good. The food was excellent. Hard to fault. Definitely a place to visit again next time we are in Arles. Specialise in Provencale food. A limited menu, but covered a range of meat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice food; I picked the fish soup as starter, super yum yet not heavy; lamb rack for main course - yum sauce to go with it. Dessert choices I picked the chocolat mousse; probably Salade de fruit was a lighter choice to go with the red meat dish; but the choc mousse looks pretty and yum too:-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $34
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 rue Porte de Laure, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 96 80 51
Description
Traditional and Provencale cooking Open wednesday to sunday, lunch and diner .

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