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La Chistera

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15 rue des Porcelet, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 90 96 86 13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon it when the restaurant we choose from Fodors was out of business! What a pleasant surprise! The owner/chef was very friendly and helpful, providing an English menu! Everything we ate was delicious and fresh. Portion sizes were plenty! We left refreshed after a day of sightseeing. The owner & his son served us and live above the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Excellent food. Superb wine. Service was excellent, as well. Happened upon it while strolling home from a day of sightseeing/Roman ruins. What a treat!

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Luxembourg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Been there for dinner, piquillos and axoa, good, but nothing exceptional. Service is a bit slow, portions are small. Do not go there if you are really hungry. Globally good, a bit disappointing.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My son and I went there for dinner. It was good but be sure to bring your mosquito repellent if you are dining outside. The dinner was very good. The service was ok but I think that they were understaffed. Mais, pas de souci. We are used to taking our time in France and appreciate not having to rush through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We ended up at La Chistera because we had booked the restaurant next door at 8pm, we arrived 7.55pm and she told us to go too early, always good comes out of bad, delicious food and service at La Chistera, a wee French gem

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Good cuisine, fresh products, delicious wine, nice atmosphere, good location. I had a fricassée of salmon, St Jacques and chorizo, a wonderful Tariquet and a crunchy dessert with dark chocolate and sweet chilli. Perfect.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Recommended by our B&B hosts (who were ex-restauranteurs themselves) this really hit the spot. Excellent food and a good wine selection by the glass - perfect!

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Millau, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Very small cosy restaurant. good selection of wines and nice food from "pays basque" service was nice and the waitress was very polite

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

as mentioned by others the food was great. i had a good glimpse into the kitchen from where i sat, and it was clear that everything is prepared fresh. we were a little concerned by the very limited menu and our kids, but they offerred a nice steak frites for them. house wine was cheap and quite good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The balanced dishes are made with fresh ingredients and the food is well presented. Efficient and kind service.

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Thank Hans V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 rue des Porcelet, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 96 86 13

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