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“Colourful but calamitous”
Review of Le Parc aux Couleurs de Tahiti - CLOSED

Le Parc aux Couleurs de Tahiti
Price range: $20 - $27
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is our favourite restaurant in Collioure, basically french but with a Tahitian twist as the owner/waiter is from Bora Bora and he's really entertaining in many languages.
Dorchester
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Colourful but calamitous”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Sometimes it just does not go right, so here is our experience based on the lastnight of our holiday. Rated seventh in trip advisor we decided to try this colourful little restaurant at the back of town. Loved the place, a real change from the seafront, liked the south seas music and appreciated that the hard working owner had the potential to break into song and dance at any time if he was not so busy. Ordered two aperitifs, two main courses and a bottle of wine. Received one wrong main course, the wrong wine and got charged for four aperitifs. Sadly the main course deliverd to me was the couscous with fish stew which is no more than a bowl of couscous with a sort of enhanced fish soup - good flavour but poor value. The owner did offer to take the main course back but with my wifes dinner already on the table I declined. My wifes duck breast was large but chewy and unsubtle. We would not say dont visit, it is different and it does make a change, but just be careful of what you wish for, it cannot be seventh best in the resort . We understand that saturday night is polonesian night - why not.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank 99AnneH
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
london england
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Fun.”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Ok it's not the best location in Collioure and sitting on the narrow pavement wasn't anoption we were prepared to consider. Inside however was lovely in a very kitsch way and the aircon and ceiling fans made it wonserfully cool on a very hot night. The welcome from the owner was as warm as the weather, and his attention to detail amazing. The food was very good and there was a nice choice of wines. Some of us ate from a fixed price menu and some a la carte, and all the portion sizes were excellent and beautifully presented.
The Polynesian dancers were a bit of a suprise but very enjoyable and happy to have their photos taken with any diners/children who wished.
We had a really lovely evening here and will definately eat here again on our next visit to ollioure.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank destinyschild
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cork
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting!!”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Amazing decor on the side of the street, Great value, soup. tuna steak and desert for 17euro!!!
Fish stew with couscous was excellent. Would recommend as alternative to the same type seafront restaurants and the maitre'd is worth the visit alone!!! A one man industry!!
Enjoy

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank mceCork
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Cordoba Argentina
1 review
“Average place.”
Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Food was ok, good servings but not amazing. kitschy place, location quite bad on a main road. If I was going to settle for ordinary I would have chosen a waterside location.

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Thank zzmatias
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Bromley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Catalan cooking in a pretty outpost of Tahiti.”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Mataio Pita is the warm and welcoming front of house and Jean Buchca is the chef behind this amazing little restaurant.

Although the cooking is very traditional Catalan fare and much better value that anything along the port - the setting could be a fisherman's hut in Tahiti albeit a slightly well-off fisherman into a bit of retro kitch.

We visited on the off chance, attracted by this amazing decor which spills out onto the street and makes you want to look inside. Once we saw the menu and what amazing value it was we decided not to go down to the port but to give it a go.

We were very pleased indeed that we did. Not only was the fish very fresh and perfectly cooked, the service was impeccable and the waiter Mataio is a tour de force of energy and fun.

Having admired his napkin folding skills and remarked upon it he gave us an impromptu demonstration of what can only be described as speed-napkin-folding into creative shapes - it was nothing short of a little bit of table magic.

There is a plaque on the wall which attests to the fact the this gentleman was a star employee at the Bora Bora Beach resort (itself highly rated on TripAdvisor) and he has certainly not lost his gift for hospitality. We had a very memorable evening not just because of the food, the exceptional value and the setting, but also because of the warmth and passion of our hosts which is infectious.

Even if you have just the one night in Collioure - you should visit Le Parc.

  • Visited July 2012
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