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23 rue Porte de Laure | 23 rue Porte de Laure, 13200, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 90 96 70 43
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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103 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Walked in from the pedestrian walking area and had an excellent dinner. The fish soup was delicious, unlike anything I've had before - smooth, dark hued and very flavorful. I would have been happy ordering a second bowl and calling it a night. I don't recall exactly what I had for a main course, it was listed on the blackboard,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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229 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We found this restaurant by luck on a Sunday evening when most restaurants in Arles are closed. It is a small restaurant that seemed to be operated by a mother/daughter team who specialize in local dishes. I ordered the soupe de poisson which was rich and delicious, one of the best I've ever had, with an amazing rouille. My husband... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We ended up here after searching a restaurant for dinner without booking. Lucky, we were early so we could have a table. Very good surprise, we thought it would be a little touristy, but the food was actually very nice.

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a wonderful lunch last week. It was a cold day and we were looking for inside dining. The dining room was very welcoming as was the owner. My husband had a specialty of the house " bull stew". It was slow cooked bull meat in a very rich and delicious sauce, servec with rice and vegetables. I had... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Eating out in the evening in France can be a bit anxious-making for travellers as they focus so much on lunch, and you have to watch when they close - earlier than convenient in many many cases. Even in a touristy city, finding a place which appeals, in your budget range, can be tricky. We chose this bistro in a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We joined mostly local people here for a Saturday lunch, and enjoyed it very much. We chose two of the blackboard specials, ham with melon and a vegetarian platter, both of which were large and generous, overflowing with gorgeous fresh produce. Wine was also generously poured. More importantly, of course, the quality of both food and wine was very good.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Love the Main Course of Grilled Lamb Cutlet. The children's meals were substantial in size, good value and delicious. However I was not sure about the Seafood Bouillabaisse thought it was lacking in fish flavour. Also would have preferred to have had the choice of just being able to order a main or a starter & main for lunch, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Wandered around Arles looking for somewhere good for lunch for our family of four and wanted to avoid the tourist traps. Found this place and we weren't disappointed. Our children declared their steak hache to be the best of their trip! We had the squid and potatoes (wonderful and very rich) and the bull stew (superb). Friendly service made this... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We ended up here for dinner last night and didn't regret it. We weren't terribly hungry so decided to skip the starter and just have the main course. My partner opted for the lamb chops which were absolutely delicious and were served with chips. I had the daube of bull, a sort of stew made with black olives, which was... More 

Thank Merven G
Tampa, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We went there expecting the best and were disappointed. The house wine was very good so were expecting really good things. My husband had the escargot which he said tasted like rubber bands. I had the poisson soup and that was just ok. For the plat principal I had the brandade of cod since I had been tempted to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
French, Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 rue Porte de Laure | 23 rue Porte de Laure, 13200, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 96 70 43
Located in the heart of the city of Arles, at the crossroads of the Roman Theatre and the Amphitheatre (two of the most remarkable remains of the Gallo-Roman period), L’Escaladou offers delightful and varied cuisine at lunch and dinner. Provencal specialties are on menu, for authentic flavors lovers. L’Escaladou’s team welcome you in a renovated and cozy restaurant to discover the secrets of their «Provence taste».

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