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La Taverne Basque

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5 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 26 01 26
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

On a day trip to St Jean, we came upon this place. It's down a quiet side street but it was perfect for the light, seafood lunch we wanted. The service was excellent and the seafood fabulous. My wife had the Chipirones (squid) brochette which had a lot of squid and was cooked perfectly.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

Inspired by some enthusiastic reviews we gave it a try, also as we wanted to get to know something new as longterm visitors to St Jean. My steak was much too salty, les frites soaked in oil and the best part on the dish was the tomato on what was supposed to be a salad (17€). My friends had greasy... More 

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somerset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Very pleasant evening spent in this small restaurant. Fairly priced menus featuring tapas, the loca "axoa" veal dish, fish such as bream cooked a l'espagnole - with almonds and a touch of vinegar are accompanied by very good reasonably priced wine list - we enjoyed an excellent cotes de rhone, far better than in other restaurants - very much the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We had the best calamari (Chipirons) ever and the main course were good, I tried the local dish Axoa, which is a minced meat, peppers, onion and potato dish, I may not have made it sound good but it was very tasty. Very good value and either turn up early or book to avoid disappointment

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Wonderful value set menu served by enthusiastic and friendly staff. Good wines by the glass available.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

The Taverne was relatively empty on a rainy weekday night. Amongst others dining were four individual patrons (1 woman; 3 men) all locals. That in itself told me this is a place for good food at a decent price. I was not wrong. The evening menu at 18euro 5 consisted of three delicious plates with a good variety of choices.... More 

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Somerset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

Lovely authentic tapas bar/restaurant. Excellent quality of food, service and really friendly staff. Very conveniently situated near to the centre of town and the beach. It is very popular particularly with locals and so booking is recommended. This was our second visit and we look forward to returning when next in Saint Jean de Luz.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 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 01 26

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?