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The Cabestan

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24 quai General Durand, 34200 Sete, France
+33 4 99 02 57 79
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We tried this place without reading the reviews. While we don't have a horror story to tell it's certainly not a place we would return to. The food was OK but nothing special. The prices were reasonable. The service however was abysmal. Long delays between courses. Young waiters who were sullen and disinterested. It was almost as if the only... More 

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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went here without reading any reviews and with an open mind. We had fish soup which tasted alright, but it was not hot. Our main courses were not great. Service was so slow. A young couple near us waited ages for thier mussels. Another couple near them seemed quite concerned for them. When their food did come it did... More 

Thank LondonHelenb
Saskatoon, Canada
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had an ok meal here at a decent price. Our mussels were a bit salty but otherwise the meal was ok. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Shannon M
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had a few days in Sete and stuck mainly to top rated places on TripAdvisor. On our last night we took a chance here as it was busy and had a decent location. The meal was good, surprisingly so having just seen mainly the bad reviews. Maybe we were lucky, who knows. We had a 3 course meal for... More 

Thank kevinelevenx
Milan, Italy
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

THE FOOD IS NOT FRESH AND IT IS VERY VERY OVER PRICED!!!!!!!!!!! Please please don't eat here - Walk 50 meters and go to La Marine! They have fresh food, good service, half the price and clean. This place is here to rip you off!!!!! Fish is not fresh and over cooked, the place is not clean either.... Run away... More 

Thank hje20
Bali, Indonesia
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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Worst meal I have ever had! I went here with my beautiful wife. I'm not sure if you know her but she's pretty great and very nice. Even she hated this place. She hated it so much that she demanded a refund! When they said no, she dumped her seafood stew all over the owners car. It was so funny!... More 

Thank OysterAddict
Dublin, Ireland
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

and then we were told it was because of a storm, nothing mentioned about the addition of salt in the kitchen. they completely spoiled our mussels and were not a bit apologetic about doing so. Walk on by

Thank tincan06
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Easily the worst meal I have almost eaten. The mussels were overcooked to the point of mush and presented in what appeared to be a bowl of dishwater. The Bouillabaisse was Inedible with tasteless fish and overcooked prawns in an indescribable soup. The service is equally terrible. If you value your life do not eat here!

4 Thank Scott P
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Against the recommendation of our accommodation we decided to try out the tourist strip for our first evening in Sete. After wondering up and down reading the menues we made our choice to try Boulabaise assuming that the quality of the seafood would be exceptional...... what a mistake. I ordered mussels and received what looked like mussels steamed in dish... More 

1 Thank Martine P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

When you see whole staff sitting behind you smoking and drinking while you have just eaten a dry tasteles fish dish and you have waited over two hours for everything, you know you have chosen a wrong restaurant. We started to collect the dishes from our own table to get the attention of the staff. Did not work - so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
French, Mediterranean
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 quai General Durand, 34200 Sete, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  Sete
  • Phone Number: +33 4 99 02 57 79

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