Must see restaurants in Western Madagascar

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    Top Choice

    Mad Zebu

    The ‘crazy zebu’ is the most incongruous find in dusty Belo, possibly in all Madagascar. Dishes seem to come straight out of a Michelin-starred restaurant…

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    Top Choice

    Chez Madame Chabaud

    Small, intimate and oh-so-delicious, Chez Madame Chabaud is a Majunga institution. Christiane (the original Madame Chabaud’s daughter) prepares a divine…

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    Bleu Soleil

    Winning the prize for the best beach views of any restaurant in Morondava, this breezy place serves everything from tagliatelle to zebu brochettes,…

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    Top Choice

    Chez Maggie

    At Chez Maggies’s thatch-roof restaurant, you can’t fault the service, or the food. House specialities revolve around the grill: be it steak, jumbo shrimp…

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    This cheerful cafe-restaurant serves simple but well-prepared meals, including salads you can tuck into without hesitation and rotating plats du jour such…

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    Karibo Restaurant

    If for reasons we can't quite fathom you can't eat at Mad Zebu, this place, run by the same people, is a good fall-back option and worth a mention in its…

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    La Capannina

    Run by an Italian-Malagasy couple, this place serves consistently yummy Italian food – think lots of pastas and different sauces, and pizzas straight out…

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    Marco Pizza

    This friendly joint with street seating churns out excellent – and absolutely huge – pizzas with a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian toppings. It’s a…

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    Restaurant Le Corail

    One of the best places in town for Malagasy cuisine, this place draws more locals than tourists – always a good sign. The menu runs into pages, with…

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    La Gargote Valisoa

    This place is simplicity itself, with prim tablecloths, a view of the sea out the door and tasty local specialities for knock-down prices. Dishes change…

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    Small Supermarket

    There's a small, unnamed supermarket next to the Select Hotel along the main road into town. It's the best in town, and sells drinks and other basic…

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    Baobab Cafe

    Assured cooking served on a pleasant deck overlooking the mangroves – Baobab is a good choice for its zebu steak, grilled prawns, spaghetti and all manner…

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    Fishing Residence

    This hotel-restaurant is well known for its exquisite seafood, such as calamari and prawns in combava (wild lemon) sauce or grilled swordfish.

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    This bright, French-owned place has a good mix of dishes, from sandwiches to grilled fish, spaghetti with prawns, or zebu hamburger.

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    Les Bougainvilliers

    The Bougainvilliers has made a name for itself by serving Malagasy dishes and therefore attracting travellers as well as locals. You’ll find traditional…