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Abaco

#170 of 1,766 Restaurants in Marseille
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38 rue Papety, 13007 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 90 23 73
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A lovely restaurant just round the corner from Les Catalans beach. Food delicious, friendly waitress. Chef came out to check we were happy too which was a nice touch.

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Thank Alana R
Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

This great little restaurant in Le Pharo was our first taste of Marseille. Here's hoping the rest of our experiences are just as good. The risotto gambas was great and the fish soup a real treat. And don't miss the mandarin tarte for dessert. A little (or a lot) of French is always helpful, but between my poor French and... More 

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Thank Don B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent bouillabaisse at an out of the way local restaurant around the corner from some fancy restaurants charging three times as much for a similar menu.

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Thank Karl K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The delightful, helpful waitress advised us to share a starter - thank goodness we did, particularly as we had arrived hungry and snaffled up the delicious tapenade and bread offered. My husband's main course of bouillabaisse was superb and my sea bass was delectable. No room for pudding. It was so good that we went back the next night! The... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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135 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I had a delicious bouillabaisse here. We did not try anything else and were both so full after it. It was very quiet that night but was perfect as the great waitress took time to talk us through the dishes and we had a chat to the chef. Definitely recommend it.

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Thank Tom D
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for a quiet meal away from the port area. Do as the locals and share a starter because the portions here are very generous. I had the squid entrée which a party of four locals shared! The food was delicious but we were unable to finish either main meal. The waitress speaks very good English if... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended tours by Edouard, from whom we rented our flat. He was not wrong! We booked in advance but it was quite quiet on a Tursday evening around 1900hrs. We were welcomed by Marianne (?) the daughter of the house. A simple but nicely set out family owned restaurant..... ,not busy at this time of the evening... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

When we went to the dinner there were no customers else than us. They took care of us. The food was nice and the price was not expensive at all for France. The restaurant is very clean and the staff are very friendly. The wi if is excellent with hi speed

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Thank Yasser E
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Situated in a quiet side street in the Catalan beach area the Abaco is an excellent restaurant. There are no printed menus - instead a fixed price €29 menu and an a la carte menu are written up on chalk boards. We were taken through each item on the menus and looked after very well from start to finish. There... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The aromas were enough to draw us in as walked by this small restaurant at 38 rue Papety. We had Magret du Canard, stuffed with fois gras. The young waitress suggested we have it done as the French usually do - that is, medium rare. It was crispy on the outside, and simply delicious! The other dish was a generous... More 

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $39
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, European, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 rue Papety, 13007 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 90 23 73

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