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“A total disappointment. Do not order the coucous!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Pirate

Le Pirate
Ranked #11 of 25 Restaurants in Sidi Bou Said
Cuisines: European, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Tunisian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Miami Beach
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A total disappointment. Do not order the coucous!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

This restaurant was suggested to us by a friend for its excellent seafood. Maybe we ordered the wrong food or maybe because it was Rammadan, this was the worst meal of our entire 14 days in Tunisia. We started off with the Tunisian salad of roasted vegetables, which was extremely spicey but totally lacking in salt. None of us liked it. Then three of us ordered couscous, two with fish and the third with mutton. It was dry with very little condiment. The chickpeas were tough. We requested more broth, but it never arrived. We left half of the food on our plates. As for the service, we had never seen such slow service. The Tunisians were served quite rapidly, but we felt practically ignored for most of our dinner.

Without counting the negative culinary experience, the patio and restaurant were very beautiful.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sailingstarr
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Ghent, Belgium
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186 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“excellent place but not constant quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

I really loved this restaurant but as of today i often remained frustrated by services or food quality, i understand that nothing is perfect but the minimum has to be here and some time it is not the case. the service is normally good, the food normally excellent, but the place is exceptional: you manage your risk.

Visited March 2014
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Troy, Michigan
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263 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“very good seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

It is a nice restaurant right by the Sidi bou said seaport marina. nice ambiance, good service, and very good cuisine the summer and sunny beautiful days and nights, outside seating is preferred. it is worth going there and trying it. reservation is required and no scenic view

Visited August 2013
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Thank Nmbt211
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Tunis, Tunisia
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147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A good Tunisian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

A nice restaurant across the road from Sidi Bou Said marina. Attractive internal decor. Attentive service. Went for Valentine's day when they had a set menu which was exclusively seafood - very good it was too, especially the breadcrumbed prawns with coconut. Two downsides: the live music was so loud it prevented most conversation. Secondly, given the occasion the restaurant was busy which meant - and in Tunisia this is a common problem - the place became increasingly smoky as the evening wore on. I understand the restaurant is quiet most nights of the week.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Geoff C
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brussels
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103 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great Ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

A lovely little restaurant right by the harbour. The food is great (mostly seafood), the service is very attentive and the atmosphere is very quiet and relaxing, including a fireplace.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gordon766
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