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“Great location, not so great dining”
Review of Chez Louis

Chez Louis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb location on beautiful sandy beach but despite Louis being friendly and welcoming, the food and service were not great. We waited so long we nearly gave up and it was cold when it did arrive. Nice place for a cold drink but forget the food.

Thank 1811027Scott
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has the best spot in Port Orly- the best beach in Santo for sure.

Super friendly and helpful staff, especially Sylverio.Good prices and cold beer:)
You can also rent a kayak and paddle around.If you lucky, you will spot the turtle:)

Definitely the place to be.

Thank agni2013
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We just ate at Chez Louis and it was delicious. We both took the fish with rice/chips and it was very good and we were full afterwards. The place is nice aswell with amazing views and Mikaela is very friendly! There was only one other table so the food came quite quickly. I would go here again and try the coconut crab next time

Thank MiltonSpencer
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Chez Louis is a must if you are driving up the east coast road of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. The road is freshly paved, so why wouldn't you take a drive out of town?
Chez Louis is run by the perennially young and delightful Louis. An absolute charmer who also happens to cook a fabulous coconut crab. You can eat with your toes in the sand watching the turquoise waves roll in. Check out the photos - they do not lie. Everything on the menu that we had was delicious - the green paw-paw salad, the rice, the chips, and the incredible coconut crab with curry sauce. (I would ask Louis to crack the claws a little more). The citron pressé was also lovely.
The key to getting your lunch on time is to order when you arrive. We ordered about 11am and our lunch was ready at 12:30 - perfect timing. We had time to swim in the sea and read our books before tucking in.
Louis speaks French and Bislama - not much English.
They also have beach side bungalows!

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Thank elizalove2016
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Let me start. Best beach in the world. Located right on the beach. Great owners. Cold beer. Lobster and mud crab. Have a swim. Stay all day. There is nothing better.
Make sure you order the crab or lobster as they are significantly better than the other courses. The coconut crab is just out of this world. They crack the shell brilliantly and if you do need more cracking they give you your very own rock to assist. Some people say that the coconut crab is endangered. It is not. On some of the nearby islands there are so many that they are a pest.
This place is my favourite in the world.

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Thank 2crownies
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