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Pica Pica

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16 18 avenue van Gogh, 13460 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
+33 6 10 30 33 49
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Bons en Chablais
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is an unpretentious oyster bar across from the arena on the seafront with a great sun terrace and cheerful staff and clientele. There's a picnicky atmosphere to the place, with plastic glasses, plates and cutlery, but the seafood platters are legendary and always impeccably fresh.There's a "petit apéro", with a glass of white wine and six oysters for €... More 

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stratford upon avon
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160 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Fried squid so tough it reminded me of a school rubber. Nelly the Labrador got a surprise lunch. Change your cooking oil whilst taking the squid out of the freezer is good advice.

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Thank Mark W
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bonjour, de temps en temps nous avons certaines personnes tellement suffisantes, tellement sur leur piédestal qu'elles pensent détenir la science... More 

Paris, France
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant has an attractive ambience but disappointing food, The seiche was tender but served with a tomato and potato mush on a plastic plate, plastic knives and forks, and plastic wine glass.

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had crevettes as entrèe and two fried plats: jols and muscardini. Quite good but not at the level described in many reviews. Location simple but well kept and cozy.

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Thank JaguarJagu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We ate various fish meals and asked if they come with some vegetables or potatos. They said it would but half a tomato was all we got. They fish was very good on the other hand.

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Malmo, Sweden
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lot of different seafood... Oysters, squid, two different kinds of fish, clams, langustines... Friendly staff but a bit slow service. The lemon tiramisou is to take a detour for. Not costly. Around 17 EUR for a hot dish. Fries are extra. Bottled water costs 5 EUR.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Our family had a great meal at Pica Pica. Lightly fried calamari, steamed shrimp, tellines (small sea shells smothered in garlic, butter and parsley) and small fried fish graced the table. The waiter presented a "daily" catch of the day menu on hand-held chalkboards with English translations. A glass of wine complemented the meal all at a reasonable price. A... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed fresh fish in the garden filled with original art and funky furniture. The owners are really nice and typical of the Camargue region . Do try oysters or other sea shells - a specialty of the area.

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We almost missed this one because of the various reviews on trip advisor and strangely the comments about plastic cutlery! Now that we've been there I say with seafood that good, I'd happily eat out of a cardboard box with fingers. My husband ordered a calamars and I had the loup de mer, both so fresh they had to have... More 

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Heusenstamm, Germany
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80 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Every day they have a different menu of fish and the menu is in 3 languages. First time we came, we ordered "aile de raie (stingray wings). My wife was pregnant and they served the fish which smelled like amoniakum, which means it was overdue. Normally the chef should smell it while cooking. Then we had oysters, which were fine,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Cuisine
French, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 18 avenue van Gogh, 13460 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 6 10 30 33 49

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