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L 'ouvre Boite

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22 Rue du Cloitre, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 88 09 10 10
15:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
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Ankara, Turkey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Serve good tapas food fused with asian/japan far east tastes... Good price. Good place to relax. Good music.

Thank asli_h_Y
Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh, light, and delicious lunch with great wine. The service was also great - super friendly. Highlight was the dessert: a mix of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and candied orange - a real knock out.

Thank LilJuan
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Nice, original and tasty dishes paired with a good glass of wine on a terrace under a big tree. What do you want more? This was our favorite lunchtime tapas place in Arles. however, make sure you are early because places are limited and the place is popular. No reservations possible.

Thank 783jne
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We had been wanting to try this new restaurant from the Arnal brothers for a while. We loved the location & the outside ambiance but it pretty much ended there. When we finally got a table we sat there w/ dirty glasses on our table waiting for menus & the offer of a beverage. Getting the menu & placing our... More 

Thank Adachloe
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This place is ensconced on the slope leading up from a narrow road near the Roman theatre ruins. It is a perfect spot and the facade of the restaurant is very airy, open and inviting. I believe all the food comes from cans, but it is very high end canned food, with squid, sardines and salads. A great place to... More 

Thank IgorSlv
Sleepy Hollow, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of five enjoyed a lovely tapas lunch here. The outdoor seating is a pleasant shady setting for enjoying a cool glass of wine and freshly prepared little plates of salad, cheese and cochon.

Thank Patty48622
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant is in front of La Cloître hotel. It serves tapas to both local and tourist patrons. Service is friendly, the food enjoyable, with a japanese tone (sake on the blackboard menu even) and a range of chiiled wines to quench the thirst from the summer heat. The site slopes so care needed when positioning chairs!

Thank PeatedMalt
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

My wife, daughter and I visited L'ouvre Boite on September 10th for lunch. We had booked a fantastic private day tour with Sebastien Lopez, owner of "I am Not a Tourist." Sebastien is an Arles native and knew just where to take us for lunch. The chef/owner of L'ouvre Boite, Alexander Arnal, saw to our every desire and prepared 7... More 

Thank CaymanMarineLabFan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

This place is worth a visit, it is a restaurant so you have to eat something, we just had fromage et pain and some lovely red wine. Such a quant little place and the staff so friendly, true France, loved it.

Thank Paul M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Fine food grocery and mini restaurant owned by 2 passionate friends. You land there by chance, you go back there by urge !

Thank Eric H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Rue du Cloitre, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 88 09 10 10
Located on a little square next to the Hôtel du Cloître, just under the cool shade of a majestic 100-year-old Paulownia, the Ouvre Boite is an open-air café where you can enjoy original tapas as "bento" on the terrace or at the counter!

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