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“A quiet place to enjoy a good Tunisian meal”
Review of Le Pirate

Le Pirate
Ranked #10 of 25 Restaurants in Sidi Bou Said
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 28, 2013

In Tunisia on business, my Deputy, who is Arab and a seasoned hand at all things Northern Africa encouraged me to try a meal at Le Pirate at the harbor. At first glance, I found what appeared to be a small villa set back off the street with a nondescript entrance. It later occurred to me that the garden is where all the activity would be on a nice summer day. But this being January, and in the middle of the afternoon, it didn't even look like it was open. Nonetheless, we plunged ahead. And I was not disappointed.

The "staff" (one person) welcomed us and waited on us but then hung back unobtrusively while we visited. The building is, indeed, a former villa with large picture windows across the front. It's a stone building with a fireplace. Homey and nothing you would want to emulate if you're into building villas. Just very plain but that said, the food is not.

We both had soup for a starter and seafood for an entree. I failed to take a menu with me so I cannot give an overview of the offerings. I just remember the menu as comprehensive in a number of categories and everything looked delicious. Our meals lived up to the description.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

A great restaurant with good food, attentive service, good prices and lovely surroundings.

We ended up here having had a look at all the options up in the village. It was a great choice - the food was good, the staff friendly and efficient and assuking you are expecting european prices it was good value.

They were in the middle of doing up the outside area but as the weather wasnt great that was fine. Am sure it will be great for the high season.

A real find down by the harbour - worth a visit.

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