Southern Madagascar restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Tuléar (Toliara)


Our pick of the restaurants in Tuléar, Italian-run L'Estérel has a tranquil garden setting and a menu that includes some of the best Italian cooking in southern Madagascar – pasta, pizzas, salads you can trust – as …
Top Choice International in Tuléar (Toliara)

Corto Maltese

One of the best restaurants in Tuléar, yet moderately priced, this creative bistro offers an eclectic menu, including steaks that look and taste the part. Nice outdoor seating, too. Shame it doesn't open weekends.
International in Tuléar (Toliara)

Blu Bar

This lively, beautifully designed bar and expat hang-out with its own private beach is the place to come for breezy waterfront dining, with burgers, pizzas and kebabs to displace the memory of all that rice you’ve b…
Malagasy in Parc National de l'Isalo

Restaurant Le Zébu Grillé

The best restaurant in Ranohira itself serves a good mix of Malagasy specials (such as pork with beans) and international dishes such as roast chicken, all in a pleasant setting in the heart of town. It's attached t…
Seafood in Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro)

Chez Georges

This popular local eatery and adjoining bar enjoys a laid-back surf atmosphere in cabins overlooking Libanona Beach. Catch of the day and crab farci are house specialities, but expect a wait. People swim after putti…
Ice Cream in Tuléar (Toliara)


Have confidence in this place: it's owned by an Italian and he hasn't forgotten the motherland. Great ice cream, decent pizza and sandwiches, along with a patisserie for the early hours. Throw in free wi-fi and you …
Seafood in Ifaty & Mangily

Chez Cecile

There are some decent rooms in this bungalow village, but they are still outshone by its sand-floor restaurant. This is Mangily’s best informal dining option, with huge plates of pasta and seafood grills just steps …
Barbecue in Tuléar (Toliara)

Food Stalls

Grab a stool – this is where you down brochette and beer for the cheapest dinner in town and a real slice of local life. Popular into the wee hours, but take a taxi to and from here after dark.
French in Tuléar (Toliara)

Chez Alain

The restaurant here is best known for its extensive French menu, with serious zebu steaks topped with various sauces, all served in a pleasant garden setting.
Madagascan in Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro)


Near the taxi-brousse station, this friendly neighbourhood institution offers traditional Malagasy fare, but is well above a hotely.