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Le Calalou

#2,927 of 3,163 Restaurants in Brussels}
$$ - $$$European,
Petite rue des Bouchers 33, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 15 62
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  • Excellent4%
  • Very good11%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible60%
13 Apr 2017
“Simply average”
5 Dec 2016
“No expensive”
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European, Belgian
$$ - $$$
Petite rue des Bouchers 33, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 13 April 2017

In our visit the staff was very nice to us and the service was good. The price is high and quality of the food is just not what you expect.

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Just off the Grand Place 10 Euros for a meal and a glass of wine cannot be bad. You get what you pay for in this life. The service was good and it was warm place to be on a very cold day, service was...More

Thank Gerrydes1
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I walked past this place during the day and thought it looked lovely with the fire and the art nouveau details so decided I would find it again for dinner. I was sorely disappointed. Even tho the reviews were average I decided to see for...More

Thank tamart2016
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were cold and tired and looking for a quiet spot to get warm, eat lunch and rest a bit. This restaurant is along one of several streets in the area with nothing but restaurants and bars, most with someone standing outside trying to coax...More

Thank TravelDougA
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Sucked in I'm sorry to say as is the norm for some European cities and the street, very encouraging outside but food less than average, but we did have a set price meal. Won't be back thats for sure.

Thank CSTravel10
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Recent reviews have been a bit derogatory. This is just a counterpoint. We braved the gauntlet of the various restaurant hawkers and ended up at Le Calalou for lunch. We ordered mussels, chips and a beer which was the €10 menu. When offered extra stuff,...More

Thank bfltd0
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The “Royal Paella with Seafood and 1/2 Lobster” contained Spanish rice, lobster, mussels, shrimp, and chicken. The chicken was most impressive because it was so juicy and tender; not overcooked at all. The shrimp was so fresh. If the lobster was just as juicy and...More

Thank stenoodie
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Literally the worst restaurant I have ever been to. The waiter out the front advertised a €10 meal to my family and I stated it included a main, dessert and free drink. He offered us garlic bread to start with- we asked whether this would...More

Thank Reetu G
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A real trap for the tourist: a very talkative and playful maitre is at the door picking you at the street, including complimentary beverages. Inside the food is dreadeful and the service even worse. Any money paid is too much for such a place. Belgian...More

Thank AnnaLongardi
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We were aware that the restaurants in this area tend to have a guy outside trying to entice you in. We found this quite charming and rather funny. If you say "No" politely, they shrug their shoulders and look hurt but don't hassle you. As...More

Thank Lisa H
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Restaurant Details

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European, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Petite rue des Bouchers 33, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 513 15 62
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