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Xaya la Cave a Manger

5 Rue Saint Jean, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 47 75 48
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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“orzo” (2 reviews)
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5 Rue Saint Jean, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived on time at 8pm and immediately felt rushed into ordering. We hadn’t finished our aperitifs and the first courses arrived. The other courses came very quickly, one after the other, no break. Far too fast to appreciate each course. The food is lovely,...More

Thank Tilly61London
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the pintxo tasting menu. The restaurant was quiet as it was a midweek night in January and the staff were helpful. I would imagine that during the busier season it would be necessary to book. I would certainly return to this restaurant.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Many thanks for a wonderful night at your restaurant and for squeezing us and the dogs in on the last minute!! The taster menu was super and the staff made the ambiance warm and welcoming Will will book in advance next time 😊

Thank RuthandDavid5
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Having been here many times for lunch and really enjoyed it, we tried coming in the evening recently and tried the pintxos menu (unavailable at lunchtime) which contains a number of delights including the excellent wake me salad and the equally good squid with black...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nothing special. Too much said about that place but me and my wife were not excited at all. Service was average. We were waiting for waitress quiet long time. And food was nothing extraordinary. Its not BAD but nothing non ordinary

Thank crocusaz
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Ambience is very nice - informal but classy. My calamari with squid ink orzo was prepared very well. Cheese plate and apple crepe dessert were very good. The wine prices were very reasonable.

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Bookings essential - got the last table. Very efficient competent and friendly service. Food absolutely perfect. Great wine list. All reasonably priced for the quality. A perfect dining experience

Thank peterlN1947PQ
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

So the first restaurant we visited was fully booked, the proprietor recommended Xaya...we got the last table & were graciously welcomed....fantastic meal & great service...grilled squid with squid ink risotto was delicious & the special - Coquilles Saint Jacques was the best we've ever had....More

Thank Brad A
Reviewed 15 August 2017

1- The exquise decoration with edible flowers etc is not something you'll find back in any of the dishes (yes I spied at the neighbors' tables too) 2-the quality of the food is just ok, normal, decent, nothing wrong but for sure nothing special 3-the...More

Thank sophiedenhaag
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Nice & clean place with professional staff.and with good menus. I recommend the "degustation" ( 26 € ). Reservation is "mandatory"

Thank Matzs1492
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rue Saint Jean, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 47 75 48
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Claude Plumauzille, Chef and Owner of the Xaya offers a generous and delicious cuisine made with fresh seasonal products. Seafood from the fish market located close to the restaurant, small producers across the Halles or selected meat of the Basque Country "inside". Everything is done to highlight the taste and freshness of products around grandma's recipes to modern dishes revisited cuisine. The menu changes regularly and even every day with the market menu prepared each morning. The place is meant to be pleasant and friendly and this is also why you will find the evening from Tuesday to Sunday, a cooked Pintxos card, and hot dishes to share around a selection of wines by the glass.
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