Top ChoiceAfrican in Malabo

L'Atelier

All wood, brick and leopard print, this modish restaurant is the place to be seen. There's a bar at the entrance and a cabaret lounge upstairs. The menu features African dishes including giant snails and chicken...

Spanish in Malabo

Restaurant Babel

A challenge to find as it has no sign, this stylish restaurant is worth seeking out, particularly for lunch. The fish is excellent: try the bilolá – a local shellfish. Wok-cooked tofu and vegetables are good...

International in Malabo

La Luna Complex

Superb sea views from the wide terrace complement the good food here. The menu is mostly French with a few African options. Try the barracuda or giant snails! There's a huge buffet on Sundays (CFA17,000) and a...

Chinese in Malabo

Bantu Chinese Restaurant

English-speaking Nina owns this large, brightly lit restaurant with the obligatory red Chinese lanterns. There's a wide Cantonese menu: you can dine cheaply on chop suey fried rice (CFA4500) or go for the...

French in Malabo

La Vie Est Belle

There's relaxed outdoor eating in the garden of the French Cultural Centre which is very popular with expats. Lunch options of pastas, sandwiches and tapas are good value at around CFA4000, and there's a daily...

Italian in Malabo

Restaurant Bidji Binia

'Food like mama makes' is what the name means, and she'd be proud of the pizzas. Pastas and salads are also on offer. There are two levels in the cool interior, and a pleasant terrace at the front. Staff are...

Lebanese in Malabo

Pizza Place

This huge place spreads over several floors, including a lounge with sports screen and a terrace with shisha. There's a wide Lebanese menu with dishes great for sharing and an enormous lunchtime buffet every day...