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La Cucaracha

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rue de l'Hubahia | Uhabia Beach, 64210 Bidart, France
+33 5 59 54 92 89
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Aydie, France
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great menu and friendly staff make the Cucaracha our favourite lunchtime dining choice. The menu is packed with local dishes, plenty of fish and fantastic moules farcies. There are three or four good restaurants near the beach in Bidart. We have tried most of them and keep coming back to La Cucaracha because we've always had a great experience... More 

Thank johnmacnish
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner Thursday night at La Cucaracha, our favourite on the Côte Basque. We were 7 and had an excellent dinner as always. We shared a few starters to give everyone an opportunity to sample each starters. The chipirones were succulent, the salads delicious, the ham very good... For main course we had the boudin (soooo yummy) rib of... More 

Thank Philip H
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here for 5 years but only when we stay in bidart once every so often but it's one on our list of 'must-visit' restaurants. All homemade & good quality. Fantastic ambiance. Caters for children. Enjoyed large hake with potatoes. 42€ for 2 people. Lovely and grab. Full of flavour.

Thank Jule5ky
Shibuya, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent local restaurant. Every time we visit we stop by. Food and service are always on point. Remember this is a beach area so it's more relaxed than you might be used to but no more so than any other place.

Thank Scott A
Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Make sure that you make a reservation for this popular restaurant, as the locals love this place! One of the best steaks I have ever eaten, and the Duck was also divine. Our waitress, CC, was gorgeous and made sure that our experience was brilliant. Her menu advice was impeccable, and the Rhum Babba she recommended was a highlight.

Thank catonine1
Paris, France
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187 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Both fish and T-bone steak were very good. The mixed salad with gambas and roasted ham was simple and tasty. The owner visits each table and is quite friendly. At the last minute, they accepted to put a candle on a cake for a birthday surprise - but did neither give us the cake to eat nor charge it! A... More 

Thank strechParis
Braunton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Don't be put off by the lack of view - a car park at the end of the the beach ! This restaurant is hugely popular all year round with locals. No frills , just a pleasant ,if quirky ,decor , friendly staff and first class traditional Basque dishes from a frequently changing chalk board menu. You need to book... More 

Thank Muchilenia
Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

We had a dinner here, liked the easy going atmosphere and friendly service. Had starters and a big steak for two, all was tasty. Avoid their house wine which comes under their own label - it's a shame that in France they still offer something this horrible! Otherwise very pleasant experience.

Thank Evey14
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

We have been recommended this restaurant and we confidently recommend it in return. Good food, great atmosphere !!! (from the waiters and the owner). The restaurant has no view etc, but a decent terrace to enjoy warmer evenings. Worth it !

Thank Ptitmousse
Hendaye, France
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

This is one of those places where to enjoy a magnificent Txuleta, a T bone steack. They in many cases know in detail at whitch farm house the cow was rased, how old she was when sacrified, how long since that date untill day the txuleta is served to you. Great service.

Thank eguzkimendi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$48
French, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de l'Hubahia | Uhabia Beach, 64210 Bidart, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Bidart
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 54 92 89

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