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La tantina de la Playa

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Plage du centre, 64210 Bidart, France
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started at the hotel next door so this restaurant was a pleasant walk to get to along the beach. Beautiful ocean view. Lots of locals so the food must be consistently good. Very popular with surfers. I imagine the locals and regulars get special service :) They are always busy so make reservations

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Aubonne, Switzerland
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is right off the beach, filled with locals in a relaxed surfer like atmosphere. Had dinner around sunset time and was just magnificent. The menu is mostly seafood. Had the Tantina Mussels, it was bit to heavy with the cream sauce and the mussels were the small kind. Also had the sea bream, although very fresh, they grilled... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The food was fresh, location was perfect, the service was good a little slow but everyone was really nice

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Great location on a nice beach. Brilliant to end the day watching the sun set. Food and service were both high quality. Would happily go back

Thank PeterBarras
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

fresh fish at its best. You can pick which fish you wish to eat by seeing them displayed. cooked to perfection, everything is quality food with a view that will make you fall in love right in front of the ocean. prices are reasonable for the quality. DIVE IN !

Thank candy k
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We know la Tantina since 20 years and we go there at least 3 or 4 times a year . The position is spectacular and if you are lucky to be there in a beautiful day , as it happened to us few days ago, you will literally love the place . The combination of the terrace , the view... More 

Thank cesare c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This is most definitely a fish restaurant and I'm vegan but married to a fish lover. The staff were more than helpful and made sure I had an enjoyable meal and could have each course. This wasn't possible anywhere else that we visited in the area. My husband loved the calamari starter and had a full turbot for main. My... More 

Thank Cultcha
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

While living in France we used to eat here time and time again, and every time we return its top of our list! French hospitality at its best. Cosy during winter months, utterly stunning overlooking the beach during summer. The staff always make us feel that we are family returning. The food, is fresh, memorable and always exceptional, I have... More 

Thank littlemrspottz
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Any closer to the water and you'd get your feet wet. Right on the beach with magnificent views the charming, relaxed atmosphere is great for couples or families. Fairly large but discrete and spacious, it was quiet in the week but I'm sure gets busy at weekends. Fish is the speciality and you're spoiled for choice, everything is fresh and... More 

1 Thank Peter S
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

It's right on the beach and if you want a dinner at their terrace then book in advance. Service was great, food was really good, especially their merlu! All fish is displayed fresh at the bar too. We went twice and both times were really enjoyable.

Thank Evey14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plage du centre, 64210 Bidart, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Bidart
  • Phone Number: 33559265356

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