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“Love this quirky, delicious place”
Review of La Caraque

La Caraque
Ranked #38 of 381 Restaurants in Saint-Malo
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
London
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165 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Love this quirky, delicious place”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

It's out of the main tourist areas and on a lovely quiet little harbour, on quay solidor. The service is quirky and when you ask for a diet coke you get a Breton cola, which is quite unique and just as good as the "normal" coke. The galettes (savoury) and crepes (sweet) are delicious and arrive quickly. The salad, on the side, is well dressed and the portions are generous. We ate there twice in 2 days, for lunch, and loved everything we tried. Our favourite sweet crepe is the Salidou (with salted caramel) whereas the savoury classic "jambon fromage" (cheese and ham) is delicious every time. Service is fast and a bit quirky - they tend to be a bit picky as to where you sit. But it's charming and there's not a tourist in sight. Very good value for money too, unlike the walled bit of Saint Malo where everything is more expensive.

  • Visited July 2012
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Isle of Man
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Converted to liking crepes”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Not my favourite food, but this place showed me how a crepe can be a real meal. The 'Gallette complete - Sarrassin', with a pichet of local Rance cidre drunk from a clay cup, convinced me that eating in a creperie can be a salutory experience. BRAVO les Bretonnes!

Though busy even in low season, the efficient and friendly staff kept everyone well served so we stayed for a crepe 'folette' as dessert which was not a mistake. Not my everyday choice for eating but this place hit the spot, aided by its great setting at Solidor Bay outside of St Malo. Good for people-watching too!

  • Visited April 2012
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Israel
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182 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great gallette, wonderful crepes- the best we had in France!”
Reviewed 21 May 2011

Our B&B owner recommende La Caraque as the best creperie in the St Malo area and indeed we were not disappointed. It is situated in a lovely cove near the Tour Solidor, looking across the bay, where the sunset adds to the delightful little terrace. It is a no-frills place, mostly frequented by the locals. The Galletes are generous, best taken with a caraf of local cider, and the crepes are a dream. I recommend the local specialty of crepe with caramel and salty butter ( Crepe Salidoux).

  • Visited May 2011
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