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La Marmite - Restaurant Creole

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Plage de l'Ermitage | 34, bd Leconte de Lisle, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains 97434, Reunion Island
+262 262 33 31 37
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing for typical local cuisine; tasty and the buffet is delicious and seems all home-made. The service is so friendly. Superb!

Thank mamat777
Skien Norway
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137 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A very nice restaurant by Beach in l´ Hermitage. Nice staff. Recommended by all four of us coming here in the evening for dinner.

Thank PerUrdahl
Charlotte, North Carolina
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147 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Wow ! The best way of tasting the creole food! The ambiance is extraordinary and warm The staff is genuinely friendly and helpful The food is outstanding , copious and delicious We also had a couple singing and playing the guitar ! What a wonderful evening But go early ( 7 pm ) as when we left at 8.30 approximately... More 

Thank Calypso555
Cape Town, South Africa
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We enjoyed the buffet with a range of local stews served buffet style in cast iron pots over an open fire. The food was tasty and plenty to eat. There was a salad and then main course in the standard buffet.

Thank Charles C
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

just a quick stroll to the sea in l'Ermitage so it is the perfect spot to discover creole traditional food yet the sucess of the place and the concept (18€ buffet for 5 carrys) are not worth the move: average taste, average service and cheap decor... our local palate may be expectful but I know local chef can be exceptional... More 

Thank Oziris974
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Not easy to tell what you are eating as all I french. Food is quickly turned around as the buffet is busy. Starters not worth the money so just do buffet.

Thank Debbie L
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

great place to try the different creole food . atmosphere is good and relaxed food is very good and plentiful. you have to pace yourself to sample it all ( only buffet type)

Thank philippe D
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere in this buffet restaurant, great for sampling the main types of cari and rougails the island has to offer. For Reunion the price is cheap enough. Food is definitely good.

Thank Vince852
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Nice typical creole restaurant with big buffet of original creole food. Warm friendly atmosphere. A myst try for anyone wishing to try typical food of Reunion Island.

Thank Melissa N
Paris, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We were really hungry after a hard day hiking and a buffet seemed like a good idea so we were happy to get a place without having booked. That was where the happiness ended. There are about 8 -10 different currys and they were all horrible. The meat was very poor quality (mostly fat) and all the currys looked and... More 

Thank Kent H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$51
Cajun & Creole, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plage de l'Ermitage | 34, bd Leconte de Lisle, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains 97434, Reunion Island
  • Location: Africa  >  Reunion Island  >  Arrondissement of Saint-Paul  >  Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
  • Phone Number: +262 262 33 31 37

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