10 Restaurants You Will Love in Bastille, Paris


 

By day, the Bastille is one of Paris’ most historically significant neighborhoods. A place that saw the brunt of the Revolution in full force, until a lot of the infrastructure was actually torn down as a result.

By night, the Bastille is a hotspot for great food, vibrant bars and endless entertainment. I love these ten restaurants, and I have no doubt you will too.

1. Santa Carne in Bastille, Paris

The Bastille is the kind of neighborhood where you can travel around the world through different cuisines. Santa Carne is in the center of the district, and gives us the experience of authentic Argentinean food.

Argentinean food embraces a lot of meats, so I wouldn’t recommend this spot to anyone on a plant based diet.

Santa Carne in Bastille, Paris – by Santa Carne – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 7:30pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 3 Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, 75011 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Bréguet – Sabin

2. Bodega Potxolo in Bastille, Paris

Moving over to another corner of the globe, Bodega Potxolo takes us on a journey through Spain.

Spanish tapas are easy to come by in Paris, surprisingly. I really love this spot in the Bastille; it’s small and intimate, and the food is exceptional.

Because of the size, making a reservation for a table is recommended.

Bodega Potxolo in Bastille, Paris – by Bodega Potxolo – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday — 7pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 7 Rue de la Forge Royale, 75011 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Ledru-Rollin

3. Pouzenc in Bastille, Paris

Pouzenc found me early on I my move to the French capital. It remains one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in the city, in spite of the fact that my diet has changed dramatically since I first ate here.

This is another intimate space with a whimsical charm. You’ll dine traditional French cuisine in a dimly lit interior, where the walls are lined with fairy lights.

Pouzenc in Bastille, Paris – by Pouzenc in Bastille – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday — 7pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 67 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Ledru-Rollin

4. Los Güeros in Bastille, Paris

One thing Paris does well, is Mexican food.

Los Güeros is deeper into the Bastille neighborhood, further north of the main square than the rest of the restaurants in this roundup.

The food is well worth the long walk; you’ll be delighted by the guacamole, margaritas and burritos. It’s not traditional Mexican, per say, but it’s a tasty treat nonetheless.

Los Güeros in Bastille, Paris – by Los Güeros – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 6:30pm to 12am
ADDRESS: 28 Rue Saint-Ambroise, 75011 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Saint-Ambroise

5. Le Barbier de Bastille in Bastille, Paris

On a sunny, warm day in the Bastille, restaurants with street seating become the hotspots.  Le Barbier de Bastille has an impressive outdoor terrace that is full at most hours of the day.

This is your typical French bistro; open from early in the morning through until early the next morning. Le Barbier de Bastille only closes up their kitchen at 1am, making it a cool spot for some late night dining in the Bastille.

Le Barbier de Bastille in Bastille – by Le Barbier de Bastille – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 8:30am to 1am
ADDRESS: 40 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Chemin Vert

6. Sukiyaki in Bastille, Paris

If you ever need your heart warmed by cheap sushi, Sukiyaki is the place.

They are known for their colorful sushi platters and having the freshest fish in the district.

They also do a daily €11 special that gets you a rice dish, miso soup and a large portion of fried fish. As a harsh critic of miso soup, I can confidently give this spot the seal of a approval.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday — 11am to 3pm // 6:30pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 12 Rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Bréguet – Sabin

7. Madito in Bastille, Paris

Lebanese food is my favorite cuisine in the world. As you make your way through Paris, you’ll see that this cuisine is abundant in most of the major neighborhoods, as well as the outlying ones like Belleville and Menilmontant.

Madito is Bastille’s token Lebanese spot. It’s authentic, unique and really well executed from the food to the service. Vegans will love this spot in particular, as most of the menu is unintentionally plant based and/or can be easily altered.

Madito in Bastille, Paris – by Madito – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday — 11:45am to 3pm // 7pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 38 Rue de Cîteaux, 75012 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Ledru-Rollin

8. Paya Thaï Aligre in Bastille, Paris

If Lebanese food isn’t available, I look to Thai.

Paya Thaï Aligre is one of few spots in the Bastille where this cuisine is made authentically to the age old recipes that make up Thai cooking. Everything is homemade, which is important, including the tamarind sauces.

On that note, the Pad Thai is a must try if you’re generally a fan of this dish.

Paya Thaï Aligre in Bastille – by Paya Thaï Aligre – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday — 12pm to 2:30pm // 7pm to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: 30 Rue d’Aligre, 75012 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Ledru-Rollin

9. Végé’Saveurs in Bastille, Paris

The Bastille caters to veggie eaters, too. The food at Végé’Saveurs looks as though it incorporates a lot of fresh meats, however they are all plant based and made to look incredibly authentic.

You’ll eat a lot of traditional Asian dishes with mock meats, such as ramen bowls, meat skewers, and beefy noodles. Most of the menu is already vegan or can be early altered to be so.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday — 11:30am to 2:30pm // 6:30pm to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: 29 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Bréguet – Sabin

10. Le Cheval de Troie in Bastille, Paris

If you’re open to something unusual while in the Bastille, then Le Cheval de Troie will welcome you into the world of Turkish dining.

In addition to the cuisine specialties, there is even live Turkish music on some evenings.

For big groups of diners you will need to book a table in advance.

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Le Cheval de Troie in Bastille – by Le Cheval de Troie – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 11:30am to 2:30pm // 7pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 71 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Ledru-Rollin