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La tantina de la Playa

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$$ - $$$
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Plage du centre, 64210 Bidart, France
+33 5 59 26 53 56
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
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20:00 - 22:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Locals treated differently sadly, tourists are seated on the benches, slow service. But the fresh fish is excellent.

Thank abtaruss
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you like seafood and want to eat it in a suitably maritime setting, then this is the restaurant for you. Loads of choice, depending on what is available that day, all really fresh, and beautifully cooked. Service was a little slow, but they were busy, and looking at the surfers and swimmers outside will pass the time anyway.

Thank Type17
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I've been there many many times. Always good food, good wine... The place is amazing. See the sun passing over the horizon is always magic. After a tough working day is a good way to stop and relax enjoying nice food and wine. The price is medium-medium/high.... But this is related to the wallet....

Thank M G
Wraysbury, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Wonderful location on the coast and very good seafood (and wine of the month). Wouldn't hesitate to return and try some other dishes.

Thank Jeremy C
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74 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This place used to be great but quality has dropped dramatically. Last time we were served plates that were just drenched in sauces and the taste was just boring. More over, if you really care about having a fish display at the entrance, they better look fresh...

Thank justa2
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We started at the hotel next door so this restaurant was a pleasant walk to get to along the beach. Beautiful ocean view. Lots of locals so the food must be consistently good. Very popular with surfers. I imagine the locals and regulars get special service :) They are always busy so make reservations

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Aubonne, Switzerland
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The place is right off the beach, filled with locals in a relaxed surfer like atmosphere. Had dinner around sunset time and was just magnificent. The menu is mostly seafood. Had the Tantina Mussels, it was bit to heavy with the cream sauce and the mussels were the small kind. Also had the sea bream, although very fresh, they grilled... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The food was fresh, location was perfect, the service was good a little slow but everyone was really nice

Thank Brenda F
Sydney, Australia
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268 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Great location on a nice beach. Brilliant to end the day watching the sun set. Food and service were both high quality. Would happily go back

Thank PeterBarras
Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

fresh fish at its best. You can pick which fish you wish to eat by seeing them displayed. cooked to perfection, everything is quality food with a view that will make you fall in love right in front of the ocean. prices are reasonable for the quality. DIVE IN !

Thank candy k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plage du centre, 64210 Bidart, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Bidart
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 26 53 56

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