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“rude waiter and ordinary food”
Review of Le Papagayo

Le Papagayo
Ranked #229 of 913 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Healthy, Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We do speak english and everyone is welcome here, we have an english menu for the one who don't feel like practicing their french.We are the right place if you want to enjoy a sunny lunch, one of our nice salad made of fresh products.We are open from morning to evening if you want to step by for an icecream, a drink or a coffee in the afternoon.
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Our salads were large but not fresh. When trying to get inattentive waiter's attention by raising the arm, we were chastised by our waiter and told that in France they do not snap fingers for attention. Actually that would be rude anywhere and it was not something we did or would do. So mediocre meal was further soured by that rudeness. So many other good places to eat in Aix - so one to be avoided.

Thank Justin O
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

After wandering in the Forum des Cardeurs upon several occasions and stopping for wine once, we decided to have lunch at one of the MANY restaurants in this open-air Forum dotted with modern artwork. We spent about 30 minutes looking at menus and found the waiters at Papagayo to be so funny and sweet and the menu to be so refreshing, that we selected it. The seating for all the Cardeur restaurants is outside in the courtyard with large umbrellas overhead, giving shade or rain protection. Immediately noting our English accents, the waiter brought us an appropriate menu and offered suggestions for daily specials. We had (1) a vegetable tart and salad (arugula, tomatoes, feta) and (2) a tartine - open faced sandwich on a baguette with sliced chicken, roasted onions, tomatoes and brie with a great salad with shaved parmesan. Mmmm. A few glasses of vin as well. Our lunches were about 13.50E each plus 3.50E for the wine. Just excellent and a peaceful way to spend a lunch break.

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Thank Lovestwotravel
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Specialises in tartes and tartines, but don't expect a demure wedge on a plate with two pieces of rocket salad and a wedge of tomato. These are substantial serves on a heaped plate of very fresh salad ingredients, of which there is a wide choice. Just the sort of filling yet healthy lunch you want if you're on holiday and eating out twice a day, or at the end of a morning's shopping. I wish this idea was franchised everywhere!

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Thank John A
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

My wife and I had lunch here on Sept. 21st and we wanted a change of pace from the usual heavier french lunches. This one was written up on Rick Steve's "Provence" so we thought we'd give it a try. It specializes in tartes, tartines and salads. Everything seems to be in a range of 13-16 Euros and you get a large portion of whatever you order. The tartes of the day are usually 3, and my wife had one with chicken, potatoes and a light cheese filling. I tried it, and it was very good (and large). It came with a nice salad with parmesan and mozzarella. I have the "Crete" salad, which aside from fresh greens, came with couscous, grilled green and red pepper, feta cheese, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olives and flat bread. It was very good, and again it was a large servicing. Other's have said that the service was slow. That was not our experience at all, as the service was very good (and the restaurant was very busy), and the waiter spoke English. They also have an English menu. This was just what we were looking for as we wanted a "lighter" mid-day meal.
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1  Thank jimfromjackson
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

We dined in Le Papagayo twice during a 2 week stay in Aix - with so many restaurants to choose from coming back to the same place twice is a good recommendation! Simple menu but don't let put you off, the food is of a good quality and portion sizes are generous.
Relaxed service and a decently priced wine list to boot.

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1  Thank SarahPaulLondon
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