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“Mmm, found our curry fix !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Cardamone

Le Cardamone
Ranked #5 of 28 Restaurants in Mirepoix
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Mmm, found our curry fix !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Ate here last night after reading the review on here....what a delightful, quirky little place, we loved it !!!! Ordered two thalis, watched the owner & his daughter preparing them.....consisted of a wonderful little salad, dhal with creme fraiche, basmati rice, & a little bowl of I don't know what, but it tasted absolutely divine ! I did ask the owner what it was, but I think it got lost in the translation !
I was full before finishing mine & had to offload some to my hubby, but loved the sound of the almond tart, so just had to try....delicious ! We washed our food down with two ridiculously cheap , but very drinkable pichets of vin blanc, & the whole lot came in at under €40.....just silly !
As the previous reviewer has stated, it's a brave move to try something like this in rural France, although Mirepoix is fairly cosmopolitan ....if you fancy something a little different, please visit this little gem, such foolhardiness should be supported, & I'm sure you won't be disappointed !!!

  • Visited March 2014
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“Delicious food unlike anything locally”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Lets face it one of the reasons we visit France is for the food and excellent it generally is but, especially at the cheaper end it does tend to get a bit samey and after a while you get a bit fed up with seeing the same dishes again and again. The French dont really get vegetarian food nor do they go for ethnic food unless it comes from a part of their former empire so opening a veggie place serving mainly Indian food is a bit brave. Add to this that everything is organically sourced and I'm surprised the owner didn't get arrested. However this is exactly what Le Cardomone is and the food is wonderful and should be tried by carnivores too because you will seldom have tasted anything this delicious. The menu is small but everything on it is great and it doesn't matter if you just want a snack or a drink, the owner is happy to serve anything from a cup of tea to a full blown thali meal. Its lovely to wash down a samosa with an organic beer and watch the world go by. The owner is a cool guy with an air of having seen it all, genuinely friendly with a great palate. If all the above weren't enough its open 7 days a week, serving from 9 til 9 and ....... it is really affordable too!
If you find yourself in the square in Mirepoix and in the mood for something different, a beer and a snack will only set you back a few euros and I think you'll be glad you did!

  • Visited September 2013
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