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“As good as we thought.......YES!”
Review of La Roulotte

La Roulotte
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 29, 2014

We ate at La Roulotte, discovering it by chance, walking in the city center. Except for the gazpacho, the dishes were astounding. A mix of French, Arab and Spanish cuisines. Each dish seemed to have several flavors in it and each spoonful brought up a slightly or quite different mix of flavors. Each mouthful, a pleasant to incredible surprise.
For example, the Verreine de Citron had a tart flavorful lemon cream at the bottom, a layer of crunchy but mild fennel in syrup, a strongly flavored scoop of lemon ice and a couple fresh strawberry halves, bursting with flavor. Depending in how deeply you reached and which parts you got, each spoonful differed from your last bite. All the flavors integrated nicely.
Because of the gazpacho disappointment, we went back three nights later. Same menu, but we ordered all different items. Everything was wonderful. The disappointing gazpacho (indifferent flavor, none of the surprise in every other menu item) seems the one exception to avoid on a nicely varied menu.
Get there early ( around 7 PM) if you don't have a table reserved. The place fills up. Many people were turned away for lack of capacity! We were there in June, but August is the BIG, French tourist season.
Located on a very pleasant street, outdoor seating, you eat among the sounds of the old city. The service is very good, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.

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1  Thank Hugh M
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Have eaten at this restaurant 3 times,excellent each time.my husband loves their foie gras and fig salad.I loved their tataki tuna salad with the beautiful vinaigrette .the veal was as tender as you could wish.
The scallops are large and sweet.wine is by glass,1/2 carafe or bottle and well priced and good quality.Service is with a smile,even if you can't speak French ,it's still easy to communicate

Thank hairandwine
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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled on the place for lunch one afternoon. It's just off the main square in the old town. The food was exceptional. I was overwhelmed by the unusual flavours. We shared a starter of soft cheese (like mozerella) with crisp veg in a bazil and rocket soup. Truely stunning starter. I had a prawn curry with rice for main and my friend had pork loin. Both were beautifully presented and tasted great. We had no dessert...just coffee. It was slightly expensive for lunch (about €25pp) but I thought it was well worth it.

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1  Thank EBrennan_13
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a very quint, small place on a quiet street near the main square in Carcassonne.

Eight of us arrived for a meal before a concert at one of the beautiful churches in this nice town. We could not have been more pleased. The offering are few and are outlined on a large chalk board on the wall. (You are beginning to get the idea). There are probably two people working here. One is a great cook and one is a very pleasant women who attended effiecintly to our every need.

The food was excellent. We ate every bit of the mushroom soup that was to be had in the place before we tied in to our excellent entrees. The wine list was limited but of very nice quality.

This is the real deal for local cooking and ambiance. No tourist rip-offs. The price wad extremely reasonable.

It is a little tight in the restaurant but that is part of the ambiance -- Enjoy!!

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Thank th001
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

Down a side street off the Place Carnot, this is a restaurant you could easily miss.... But don't! Found it on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. We will be back! The food was unusual without being exotic and the atmosphere warm and French. Service was delightful.
Living a couple of hours from Carcassonne we have eaten out there a number of times, this is the best place we have found!

Thank MalRiley
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