2 Best Restaurants in Prades, Toulouse and the Languedoc

El Taller

$$$$ Fodor's choice

Run by four entrepreneurial friends just down the road from the famous Abbaye de St-Michel de Cuxa, this hip bistro serves fine locally sourced fare in large portions, like pork tenderloin in corriollette (fairy-ring mushroom) sauce. Like the food, the setting is stylish: its sleek glass-walled building and steel-framed terrace were constructed by the village specifically to house this Bistrot de Pays (a government-subsidized network of village restaurants promoting commerce in rural areas).

Taurinya, 6650, France
04–68–05–63–35
Known For
  • reliably great meals
  • location in a picturesque village at the base of Mont Canigou
  • convenient stop after visiting the Abbaye de St-Michel de Cuxa
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed last 2 wks of June, Mon.–Wed. in Sept.–June, and Wed. in July and late Aug. No dinner Sun. in Sept.–June and Tues. in July and Aug.

Les Loges du Jardin d'Aymeric

$$$$

In a quiet mountain village just outside Prades, chef Gilles Bascou's semisecret gourmand restaurant serves classic five-course meals that locals swear by. The ambience is refined yet relaxed, and the market-inspired menu changes seasonally.

7 rue du Canigou, Prades, 66500, France
04–68–96–08–72
Known For
  • excellent-value weekday lunch menu
  • more extravagant tasting menu at dinner
  • local favorite
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Jan. and Sun.–Tues.