Best restaurants in Guinea-Bissau

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    Papa Loca

    Fittingly, for a restaurant with hodgepodge decor, Papa Loca's large (and physically heavy) menu ranges far and wide: from omelettes and large thin-crust pizzas to regional specialities, to gelato for dessert. Slow but well-intentioned service holds it all together. The air-conditioned dining room is dimly lit, but you can still make out sombreros, trophies and a Japanese-style fan.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    O Bistro

    This Belgian-owned spot has all the right ingredients: excellent, reasonably priced mains, including good pasta, fresh catches, sautéed vegetables and crepes au chocolat; friendly service; a well-stocked bar; and a warm ambience that transcends the air-con. Bring mosquito repellent if you want the big table on the verandah.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    Dom Bifana

    Adjacent to Bissau's parliament building, this classy restaurant serves up more than just bifanas (Portuguese sandwiches). Expats and parliamentarians come for steak, finely grilled shrimp and divine desserts. It has a decent wine list and a tranquil atmosphere in the semi-alfresco dining room.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    Adega do Loureiro

    This old-style Portuguese restaurant a short walk from Praça Ché Guevara is a great place to down carafes of red wine. The bacalau (salted flakes of cod) is salty and succulent, the pork chops are flavoursome and the little red pots of beans and rice are the perfect comfort food.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    Kalliste Restaurant

    Hotel Kalliste's crumbling poplant-lined courtyard buzzes at night, attracting everyone from tired UN lawyers to politicians, activists, international volunteers and mosquitoes. There's live music most evenings. The pizzas are pretty good, as is the espresso.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    Império Hotel Fast Food

    There's no better meeting place than this casual eatery with alfresco dining on the city's central roundabout. Hamburgers, sandwiches, pizza and the like are served up quickly, as is a good selection of pastries and gelato.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    La Padari Africana

    Like most restaurants in the city, it doesn't look like much from the outside, and service is slow. However, the fish and beef brochets can be recommended. It's next to the old football stadium, Estádio Lino Correia.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    Almagui Restaurante

    The Portuguese owner has created a relatively serene space, far from the centre on the way out to the airport. Food quality tends to vary. Popular with meetings and parties, so not always open to the public.

  • Restaurants in Arquipélago dos Bijagós


    Authentic wood-oven pizza and other Italian dishes served up in a nice al fresco dining area by the gracious Spanish owner/chef. A short walk up from the port.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    Restaurant Samaritana

    It's made from a cut-out container and buzzes with Guineans of all ranks and incomes, all eager to sample Mamadou's reliably delicious meals.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    Ali Baba Restaurant

    No-frills place open to the street that serves up grilled meat quickly.

  • Restaurants in Bissau

    Supermercado Darling

    Carries Spanish brands of goods at three locations in the city.