Top ChoiceItalian in Tuléar (Toliara)

L'Estérel

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 and salads you can trust...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Ifaty & Mangily

Sur la Plage

This sand-floor restaurant offers the best of this stretch of coast – feet in the sand, grilled fish fresh off the boat, expertly mixed punches and cocktails – bliss! It also does huge plates of pasta and seafood...

International in Tuléar (Toliara)

Corto Maltese

One of the best restaurants in Tuléar, yet moderately priced, this creative bistro offers an eclectic menu, ranging from steaks that look and taste the part to pasta, seafood brochettes and great desserts. Nice...

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, sandwiches and kebabs to displace the memory of all...

Malagasy in Ambola

Chez Henriette et Richard

So close to the water you could almost cast a fishing line from your table, this simple little open-sided eatery at the northern end of Ambola serves up simple Malagasy coastal cooking – fish, octopus and the...

Malagasy in Ifaty & Mangily

Chez Freddy

This excellent roadside place along the main track through town between the paved road and the beach does well-executed grilled seafood and some surprises, such as zebu in a Creole sauce. On Saturday night from...

Cafe in Tuléar (Toliara)

Oasis Cafe

Much loved by expats, tourists and well-to-do locals, this cafe has become one of Tuléar's most popular meeting places. The menu is small but carefully chosen, the garden setting lovely and quiet, and the service...

Ice Cream in Tuléar (Toliara)

Gelateria Italiana

Have confidence in this place: it's owned by an Italian and he hasn't forgotten the motherland. Great ice cream, decent pizza, pasta and sandwiches, along with a patisserie for the early hours. Throw in free...

International in Tuléar (Toliara)

L'Etoile de Mer

A full range of meat and seafood dishes, expertly executed, fill the menu at this classy cafe-style restaurant close to the centre. Although the culinary influences span the globe, the Indian dishes are...

Barbecue in Tuléar (Toliara)

Food Stalls

Grab a stool – this is where you down brochettes 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 French menu, with serious zebu steaks topped with various sauces, as well duck or seafood, all served in a pleasant garden setting.