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“Excellent Friendly Service and Great Food”
Review of Le Duende

Le Duende
Ranked #6 of 129 Restaurants in Aigues-Mortes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $45
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice on our recent trip to the South of France and found it one of the best in Aigues-Mortes along with Aqueste-Ko and Boem. The menu is diverse with some unusual dishes and some Spanish themes and the food is absolutely excellent, with generous portion sizes. The service is professional and friendly with the proprietor doubling up as head waiter. The Côte de Toro which is effectively a Côte de Boeuf with bull steak is without doubt one of the best steaks I have had anywhere in the world and it was cooked to perfection. The peppercorn sauce that came alongside the steak and burgers was absolutely sublime and tasted amazing with both the meat and very well cooked chips. Overall the restaurant is one of my top three in Aigues-Mortes along with the other two above and I would highly recommend a visit. Thank you to the owner for two lovely evenings which helped make our holiday special.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Tadcatcher
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albator2015, Propriétaire at Le Duende, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2016
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Chère tadcatcher,
Nous ne nous lasserons jamais de lire de si beaux commentaires qui nous confortent dans notre travail de tous les jours. Nous pouvons nous réjouir d'avoir accompli notre travail et que l'ayez ressenti deux fois en trois jours.
Merci de nous avoir dénicher et surtout d'avoir autant adhérer à l'esprit Duende.....
À très vite
L'equipe du Duende

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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

After a week of trying different restaurants at aigues-mortes we thought we would try the best reviewed on our last night.
Le Duende did not disappoint and easily deserves to be ranked no' 1.
Relaxed atmosphere, very friendly owner and the most incredible food.
The entire meal (mussels in particular) were absolutely incredible. If you are in the area an absolute must.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank malice75
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albator2015, Propriétaire at Le Duende, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2016

Dear Malice,
Thanks a lot for your comment
See You soon
Le Duende

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

I dined here together with my family, we've taken the specialities of the house: the "moules" as a starter and the marinated local meat as main course. It all tasted perfect. The manager were very helpfull and friendly. An overall positive experience

Date of visit: July 2016
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albator2015, Responsable commercial at Le Duende, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2016
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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Even though the restaurant was nearly full we manage to get a table for 2 adults and 2 kids.

The staff were great in food and drink suggestions. We really got what we wished and some .

I would recommend to reserve a table in advance as the restaurant is really popular - and I understand why

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank SebastienA74
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albator2015, Responsable réception at Le Duende, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2016

Dear Sébastien,
Thanks a lot.
You understand perfectly the Spirit of the Duende
See You again
Take care
The Duende's team

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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Off the tourist square we found this calm, charming place from TripAdvisor.
The food is fresh and very local to Camargue. The owner is charming and helped me with my French. When I saw teaureau on the Carte, I asked if they eat bull, doesn't it have to be killed young so it's not tough? He explained that the best bull is between 6-10yrs old, and THIS bull (don't you love how the French know so much about their food?) is 7 yrs. They marinate it for a week and cook it for a day. Delicious!
His pichet (pot?) wine is very nice.
The decor is quirky, e.g., black cat and paw prints in the bathroom because he has a black cat.
This is a find and much nicer than the tourist traps on the plaza.

Date of visit: June 2016
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albator2015, Propriétaire at Le Duende, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2016

Dear margo,
Thanks for your friendly message
Take care
The Duende's team

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