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“A change from French cuisine”
Review of L'Etoile Berbere

L'Etoile Berbere
Ranked #75 of 604 Restaurants in La Rochelle
Cuisines: Moroccan, Tunisian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

A welcome alternative and appeared attractive from the point of view of offering some vegetarian options but sadly these disappointed with lacklustre sauce for couscous. Service was very attentive at first but then it took ages to get the bill.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Virpi T
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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Lunch outside in glorious weather sharing two dishes: a chicken and mutton couscous. Nice friendly staff and good atmosphere. For an alternative to all the fish and seafood in La Rochelle, this is well worth visiting.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank JonathonH87
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

i've re-visited this restaurant as i remembered having eaten a nice tagine here before, as it was near my hotel. on my first visit the food was quite good and the staff very nice, but the seating at a table in the middle of the place with people bustling past all the time was not nice, i tried make the best of it and just eat the nice food. on my second visit i went early at opening time and asked for a quiet small two-persons table, on an empty restaurant, but again was pointed to the same exposed table, then i was told all other two-person tables were for joining up for four people. so, when couples go, they also cannot take any two-persons tables, in case four people turn up? this time i decided not to endure the exposed, hassle, uncomfortable eating experience at the one middle table, so i cannot tell if the food is still good. the bad seating and lack of comfort nor choice given you when you are just one isn't nice at all. by the way on my first visit the bill was about 50euro worth of food and drink, not simply 'just' a one person fare either. not a good welcome at all.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Good choice, nice couscous and very rapid service as they serve a lot of couscous so it's ready quickly, and the accompanying parts are rapidly ready. Nicely located and good and quick service at a very reasonable price for this part of town.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Mamaganet
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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived in La Rochelle our host advised us to eat at the restaurants in la rue St-Jean-du-Perot, and not on the Cours des Dames (i.e. alongside the Vieux Port). He knows what he is talking about!
At the far end of SJdP - but just round the corner from the Tour de la Lanterne - is this gem.
It offers authentic Moroccan food, and wine if you like, cooked and served to a very high standard indeed. I think the patron is also the owner: he takes a real pride in his restaurant, and it shows in the details.
We had an excellent meal here (a chicken tajine and a couscous chicken/ merguez) and I recommend it highly.
(Don't worry it looks quiet in the picture. On a September Monday in La Rochelle, everywhere that's open is quiet! Inside was busier with a steady flow of custom)

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank ALSpikey
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