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Restaurant L'Alcalde et L'Ecailler

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22 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 26 89 44
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Dover
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Simple and very good. Excellent oysters and wonderful turbot and sea bass. All simply presented and all the better for it. Reasonable prices. Champagne 8 euro a glass. Would definitely go again

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Tarragona, Spain
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It was the festival of the town when we were there and the at homages was incredible. Really lively place with friendly staff. We didn't book but could get a table after waiting a few minutes. The food was good.

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Ditchling, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Liked the menu so chose this restaurant. In one of the streets in Saint Jean de Luz on the 'road'. The waiter was not at all attentive and took forever to serve our meal. Felt like second class citizens (of which I am certainly not). When I complained he just said it was busy..which you would expect on a lovely... More 

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Toulouse, France
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This place always serves fantastic fresh fish and seafood! Ask for a nice white wine suggestion and you are all set to enjoy a luscious lunch or dinner. Bon appetit !

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Israel
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185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We came for seafood. We ordered only seafood. It looked nice but the taste and consistency were third rate. In particular the homard and langustines were simply bad. Service was so so and the price much too high. Avoid.

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Basel, Switzerland
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Fresh seafood on display and on the plate. Attentive service with slightly higher prices but more relaxed and spacious than some of the other restaurants on this popular old street. Clever sunshades in the narrow street mean this is comfortable even on a hot day. Shellfish were very good especially the langoustines.

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Devon England
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We sat outside and had mounds of fresh seafood. My husband and I swopped plates as I fancied his platter! We both enjoyed our lunch very much. The menu for each of us was 27.50 euros and we had white wine and a large bottle of water for 14 euros. It was fascinating watching all the people walking bin the... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

A day in the lovely town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz was made even better by a super Lunch. Having checked out a number of restaurants we were impressed by the Lunch of the Day Menu - at something like 20 Euros each it included Fruits de Mer Platter as a Starter! We shared the Starters - the Fruits de Mer and a... More 

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somerset
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

We have visited this restaurant many times over several years and whilst we have very much enjoyed the excellent seafood and fish dishes, have been rather put off by quite a frosty reception and stiff, almost bossy service! This year was completely different and we enjoyed three excellent meals with lovely, friendly attention. The menu du pecheur at 27 euros... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We stopped here for luncheon on the recommendation of a local. We had the luncheon special, which involved a fruits de mer appetizer including various sorts of mollusks and snails, followed by a gamba entree (four gamba, in fact). Gamba are jumbo shrimp, and I mean jumbo. This was all washed down with a bottle of excellent Jurancon white wine.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 53
Cuisine
French, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 26 89 44

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