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Top Choice French in Tamatave (Toamasina)

Piment Banane

You wouldn’t expect to find a sophisticated brasserie in Tamatave, but we are in the land of exceptions. And exceptional is how to describe this chic place, from the stylish decor to the innovative cuisine to the ex…
International in Tamatave (Toamasina)

Le Bateau Ivre

This sprawling beachfront enterprise manages to do everything well. There is a central restaurant and bar, beach bar with BBQ, hamburger bar, pizza oven, 25m swimming pool, and even beach volleyball. Beneath the cen…
Museum in Tamatave (Toamasina)

Musée du Port

The small university museum at the entrance to the port constitutes barely 2½ rooms of farming tools, fishing implements, archaeological finds and tribal charms, along with poster displays on deforestation and local…
International in Tamatave (Toamasina)

La Véranda

A popular choice for French expats and visitors thanks to its wide-ranging menu of European, Chinese and Madagascan dishes and very reasonable prices. The three-course set menu (Ar15,000) changes daily and is far to…
Crêpes in Tamatave (Toamasina)

Adam & Eve Snack Bar

A popular budget option, though getting a little tacky, the open bar and terrace has a loyal following for the Madagascan dishes, juice, ice cream and crêpes. No alcohol.
Pizza in Tamatave (Toamasina)

La Terrasse

This hopping streetside bistro with tasty pizza and grills is the go-to lunch spot for people on the move.
Club in Tamatave (Toamasina)

City Pub

This large venue in the centre of town features videos, lighting effects and DJs.
Supermarket in Tamatave (Toamasina)


Self-caterers and treat-seekers should check out Shoprite supermarket.
Club in Tamatave (Toamasina)

Neptune Nightclub

A very popular nightclub in the large Hotel Neptune on the seafront.
Supermarket in Tamatave (Toamasina)


Self-caterers and treat-seekers should check out Score supermarket.