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“Excellent find while looking for another restaurant!”
Review of Querida

Querida
Ranked #53 of 300 Restaurants in Arles
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We were looking for another restaurant on the same street (which, in the event, was closed) when we stumbled upon this small unadorned place, invited in by its cosy, covered side terrace and sparse tables. Decor was simple but tasteful and throughout our lunch, we noticed that the place was being frequented by lots of locals, mainly in the indoors part, on this hot midday. We both had the plat du jour (16 euro) which comprised a main plus salad and a desert. The main was tagliatelle with chorizo and cream sauce but instead of parmesan, it was covered with thinly-sliced manchego. Light and tasty it was washed down with a bottle of white Cotes du Rhone (19 euro) - perfect for a hot summer's day. But the best part was the desert - home-made chocolate and hazelnut tartallette. Perfect pastry with a smooth chocolate ganache topped with toasted hazlenuts. It's certainly one of the best chocolate tarts I've ever had. I enquired of the helpful staff as to its provenance as it was so good and it turns out it really was home made; one of the staff is also a pastry chef and has a patisserie round the corner! Great value for lunch, friendly, quick and efficient service. All told, the bill came to 55 euro including coffee, two-course and wine. Not to be missed!

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Reviewed 7 April 2015

Located just aside of the famous but overly toursitical "place du Forum", this little restaurant is a great place to have lunch or dinner. Its spannish cuisine is excellent, especially its "poule crémeuse" (chicken breast cooked with cream and chorizo) and its "camembert rôti" (a melted camembert cheese... sooo goood !)... and don't forget their deserts, especially the "pain perdu"...

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Reviewed 29 March 2015

This is a tiny restaurant that concentrates on serving great food.
Everything we had there, from appetizer to desert, was just excellent. Server is great, smiling, has a lovely provencal accent, and his goal is that you have a great time in his restaurant.
Nothing else to add - one of the 2 bests restaurants we visited in Arles. I can only recommend it. We went 3 times - always same top quality.

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Thank rudbeckie
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Reviewed 28 December 2014

We ate lunch here in late September 2014. During a two-week, multi-city stay in Provence, this was one of the most memorable meals we had. The restaurant is intimate, with a small amount of outdoor seating in a space shaped like an alley and, as we remember it, surrounded in plant life. Our waiter was super friendly, and eager to help us with our limited French and his limited English. We saw him elsewhere later that day and he eagerly waved hi to us. The food was simple, but perfectly executed and delicious. I had a salad with some charcuterie, while my wife had some little sausages that came out in a small cast iron pan glossed with cooking juices. My house rose was not unpleasant, while my wife's house red was exceptional for house reds in the area. Looking back, we wish we would have returned here for dinner.

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Thank wmjarrell
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

We had a wonderful evening at this small and intimate restaurant. It was a beautiful evening so we sat out in the entry way where they have tables on each of the stairs leading to the restaurant. The owner and waiter did not speak English but he worked very hard to help us. The other guests were also very helpful and helped to translate. The food was excellent – I had a chicken casserole and I can still taste the flavors when I look at my pictures. Pieces of chicken in a smokey paprika cream sauce topped with very mild chorizo sausage, manchego cheese and grilled peppers - salad included. We talked quite a bit to a couple that was celebrating their 4th anniversary and they gave us a taste of their cordial, a specialty of that area. The food, service, and atmosphere at this place are excellent. We highly recommend it.

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Thank WiMadcitytraveler
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