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“Unsafe for those with allergies, rude staff”
Review of Casa Leon

Casa Leon
Ranked #18 of 88 Restaurants in Collioure
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$25
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Visited tonight. Husband has severe, allergic reaction to crustacean, including prawns
Ordered scallops which are not crustacean. The dish, on arrival, included prawns ( crustacean) as well as scallops, although this was not mentioned in the menu description. We explained the allergy, and the waiter returned with scallops only, but we then ascertained these had been prepared in same pan as crustacean dishes. Had my husband eaten the scallops, he would have suffered a medical emergency, possibly death.
We declined to pay for either his or my meal, which I had not eaten since my husband had not been served a dish he could safely eat.
The restaurant demanded payment and an unpleasant exchange took place in front of other restaurant diners. We declined to pay and suggested the police be called. The restaurant manager reluctantly conceded.
The food looked excellent and the restaurant seems to be well regarded, but clients should not be put at risk. Payment for my meal, uneaten as a result of my husbands meal not being suitable, should not have been demanded.
We are a couple, aged 82 and 71 ,very experienced world travelers, and very knowledgeable diners. Never had this experience before, and hope not to have it again

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

My wife and I have been to Collioure several times and this was our first visit to Casa Leone. We shared a seafood platter of seabass,red mullet,turbot, monkfish,squid, 4 huge gambas, some really good mixed veg and a bit of potato mash. It was AMAZING - the fish really fresh and everything well cooked and seasoned. The staff were efficient and very polite - a really well-run establishment. The best we've had for a long time. Now we know where it is we'll definately be back!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had read reviews of this family-run restaurant before our last minute visit in low season to Collioure. Fortunately, we were able to have lunch there without a reservation but booking is essential in mid and high season. We ate à la carte: a starter of wonderful fresh anchovies for which Collioure is famous and a generous main course of “ loup, gambas et légumes” for two which was well prepared and flavoursome with local wine. The servings were so generous that we skipped dessert. The bill, with coffee, came to €78 for two, not cheap but a fair price for the quality of our lunch. All the other guests were French or Spanish and most had been there before. We enjoyed the convivial atmosphere, made all the more pleasant by the animated conversation we had with the lovely French lady who sat near us, on her own. Lovely lunch and great company. Highly recommnded!

Thank Rina S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

An odd experience: we were looking for another restaurant, but three locals we asked about it denied any knowledge of it, although it was only a block away. Instead, one of the locals suggested Cafe Leon and led us there.
The menu is in French, but the waitress spoke good English. The service was better and faster than we expected, and the quality and portions of food was good.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

One of the best seafood meals I have ever had. The octopus appetizer was amazing; the seafood platter (sea bass, gambas, scallops) were equally delcious. Great reputation well deserved.

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