Las Papallonas ,Argeles Port

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Las Papallonas ,Argeles Port

Post by john » Sat 09 May 2009 18:54

This place,right on the quay at Argeles Port, has just been taken over by Frank,a very talented and friendly French chef who has worked with some of the big names in London and Oxford. As a result he speaks excellent English,as do many of his very helpful staff.

Menus range from 13-25 €,plus carte. We had the 13€ menu du jour which changes every day. Today it featured Moules gratinées or Beef carpaccio to start, monkfish tajine or grilled beef for main,followed by tarte au citron. Excellent value,and quite imaginative.

Tel 04 68 56 85 23

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Post by polremy » Sat 09 May 2009 19:05

john wrote:This place,right on the quay at Argeles Port, has just been taken over by Frank,a very talented and friendly French chef who has worked with some of the big names in London and Oxford. As a result he speaks excellent English,as do many of his very helpful staff.

Menus range from 13-25 €,plus carte. We had the 13€ menu du jour which changes every day. Today it featured Moules gratinées or Beef carpaccio to start, monkfish tajine or grilled beef for main,followed by tarte au citron. Excellent value,and quite imaginative.

Tel 04 68 56 85 23
mmmmmm. that sounds lovely.
can't wait to get back.
that really is a good price for a 3 course lunch.
moules and monkfish for me please.

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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Sat 09 May 2009 19:16

Does sound lovely, another one for my list to try.

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Post by Kathy » Sat 09 May 2009 19:49

John is that the chef who used to own La Cueva?

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Post by john » Sat 09 May 2009 21:07

Don't think so. He said he was relatively new to the area.

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Post by blackduff » Sun 10 May 2009 00:24

Before it was François and Sheila at La Cueva. He was from Palau originally. He is working/running a restaurant in Argeles Port though. Not sure the name of that place.

Sheila is still in Laroque.

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Post by john » Sun 10 May 2009 10:11

May well be the same guy then. Only went to Cueva once,and he certainly was not there on that occasion.

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Post by Kate » Fri 15 May 2009 08:30

This restaurant has also said they will offer a complimentary cocktail to all P-O Life/Anglophone-direct readerts so don't forget to ask for it if you go!

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Post by Danni O'H » Sun 17 May 2009 16:45

Hello everyone
We tried this on Friday for lunch and it was excellent. Exactly as described by John, and the owner was trained under Gordon Ramsey amongst others. We will go there again when we are over in the summer to see if he also learnt his very good english from Mister Ramsey. :lol:

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Post by Kathy » Sun 17 May 2009 17:22

Danni in my experience Gordon's vocab is very limited, mainly four letters. :lol:
Glad you enjoyed it, it is on the list.

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Post by Sue » Sun 21 Jun 2009 16:42

Went Friday evening. The service and food were excellent. Definitely one to return to.
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Post by Webdoc » Sun 21 Jun 2009 20:49

I had the "mixed fish platter for 2" last week, which was also very good. My half, anyway.

What a cheerful chappie the patron is.

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Post by Webdoc » Sat 11 Jul 2009 17:19

Went back again last week. Had the "500gm of large prawns and chips for 10 euros" (galic and parsley). Beautiful flavour, huge portions. Embarrassed to say I couldn't eat it all. Highly recommended.

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Post by caroline postlethwaite » Sat 21 Aug 2010 22:44

Yes I have been back three time & LOVE the garlic prawns, massive portions, friendly service, good views. At night the lighting is a bit harsh but other than that fantastic.

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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Sat 21 Aug 2010 22:50

ahhh don't ....I am getting 2nd home sick...opps now 1st home sick...at Skegness at the moment..Fish & Chips... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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