Top Choice African in Ouagadougou

Maquis Aboussouan

This upmarket maquis (rustic, open-air restaurant) is the place to enjoy Burkinabé and Ivoirian staples such as poulet kedjenou (slow-cooked chicken with peppers and tomatoes) or attiéké (grated cassava). The ample,…
Top Choice Ethiopian in Ouagadougou

Chez Haregua

If you want to give your taste buds a sensuous treat, go for this Ethiopian choice – the excellent alicha doro (turmeric chicken) is served with the traditional, pancake-like injera bread and eaten by hand. The staf…
African in Bobo-Dioulasso


With an open-air terrace, great prices and a wide-ranging menu specialising in African dishes, Mandé is an excellent deal. If you just eat riz sauce (rice with sauce) or couscous and drink tamarind juice, you'll be …
African in Bobo-Dioulasso

Restaurant Dankin

Sister restaurant to Mandé, Dankin serves a loyal base of local customers, who come for the simple West African dishes – riz gras or riz arachide (rice with a peanut sauce) – delicious fresh juices and Brakina beer.…
African in Ouagadougou

Chez Tanti Propre

You'll find no cheaper place for a sit-down meal in the city centre. Order a riz gras (rice with a tomato sauce), a tô (millet- or sorghum-based pâte) or an alloco (fried plantain) prepared grandma-style. Perfect fo…
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La Pyramide

This maquis (open-air restaurant) on the main street is a Pô institution, with regal service and delicious daily specials (grilled chicken, couscous, macaroni etc).
African in Gaoua & Lobi Country

Le Flamboyant

One of the town's better maquis, right in the centre of town; expect the usual rice or tô (millet- or sorghum-based pâte) with sauce.
African in Niansogoni

Campement de Niansogoni

Meals and cold Brakina beer are available in a lovely garden setting. It's a great place to meet local people over food and drinks.