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La Taverne Basque

5 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 26 01 26
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good55%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
3 weeks ago
“Two reasonably good meals with very friendly service”
2 weeks ago
“Great place”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
5 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Attentive staff. Fun atmosphere and child friendly. Basque / French / Spanish food and the cake here is especially good. Really lovely waitress when we were there.

Thank offwegoNottingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK this place is in a pretty touristy town and maybe we were lucky but after 2 dinners we were pretty happy. Our waitress was lovely as were the other staff - accommodating with asking for breaks or changes to our meals. The food was...More

Thank ten2one
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...More

1  Thank Andrew K
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...More

3  Thank Carolin M
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...More

Thank ozySomerset
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...More

Thank AlanBates4478
Reviewed 29 May 2013

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

1  Thank MitchellTorok
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Mike N
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...More

2  Thank SukySomerset
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Child-friendly, Kids
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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