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“What a great little restaurant!”

La vache a carreaux
Ranked #59 of 622 Restaurants in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We walked passed this restaurant one afternoon and hubby looked in and commented that the place looked really cosy, rustic, romantic and charming. Hubby doesnt read menus as he'll eat anything but decided that we should go for dinner there later that night. The restaurant has a cheese type theme running through the menu and we ate cheese and ham spring rolls followed by chicken in a cheese sauce and hubby had duck with a blue cheese sauce. The food was beautiful (well cooked and presented and lots of it). The staff were very friendly (think hubby fell in love with the waitress as she was stunning!) even bringing us a large menu in English to help us out. The wine was good and the background music was chilled and cool. This is a great hip little restuarant with a great vibe, good food, good value, good service.

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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We found this small, quaint restaurant tucked away down one of Avignon's many narrow streets while in town during the recent Fête du Theatre. Filled with antiques and art, the atmosphere was delightful. Portions are large; we shared a Salad du Chef as a starter and it could have been enough for our entire dinner. My salmon with sauce chèvre was hot and tasty, although the sauce was a bit overwhelming for the delicate fish. My partner's Magrette du Canard was excellent. Service was very attentive without being overbearing. Only negative was that they overcharged us for our wine and it took 3 tries to get the bill corrected. We'd certainly try it again when we return to Avignon.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We had taken a tour of Provence and our guide, who lives in Avignon, recommended this place to us. (Actually, she first told us to avoid--at all costs--the tourist restaurants in the Place de L'Horloge. We had eaten at one the night before and totally agreed with her.) She also told us that the restaurants that have only a few items on their menu are the ones that serve fresh food; any place that has many items is probably serving frozen food. Good tip! So La Vache had 4 main dishes on their menu, all incredibly fresh. I got the salmon in chevre sauce and it was EXCELLENT--probably the best meal I had on our entire European trip. My husband got the roast duck and said it was also very, very good. The service was fine; we don't speak French and they didn't seem to speak much English, so we were all a little shy around each other, but we all spoke the language of food and wine so we had no problems. The restaurant is nicely decorated inside; our hostess was quite elegant looking and I felt a little grubby and underdressed, but I'm sure they're used to seeing all kinds. Go where the locals (and the in-the-know tourists) go and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We had a part of six for a late dinner. It took forever to get our wine, water and bread, yet the place was not busy. Our entrees were OK, but, took a long time to come out. We had to beg them to give us a check. Our waiter was more interested in watching football and talking on his cell phone than serving our table.

I would rather go to AOC just 2 blocks away.

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Reviewed May 21, 2012

A great little gem in Avignon. We had walked by the restaurant earlier in the day and decided to have dinner there. The food was delicious and the staff great. We were not sure which wine to choose with dinner, the waiter made the decision for us based on our dinner selection. The wine was a perfect match and delicious.

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Thank Fotocrazed
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