Western Madagascar restaurants

Top Choice International in Belo-sur-Tsiribihina

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 (the chef trained in prestigious kitchens in Madagascar and …
Top Choice Fusion in Majunga (Mahajanga)

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 fusion cuisine mixing Malagasy, Creole and European influences…
Top Choice European in Morondava

Le Masoandro

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 or the catch of the day, everything comes out cooked to perf…
Madagascan in Morondava

Les Bougainvilliers

The Bougainvilliers has made a name for itself by serving excellent Malagasy dishes and therefore attracting travellers as well as locals. You’ll find traditional dishes such as ravitoto, romazava de la mer (a seafo…
European in Morondava


In a tall wooden building on stilts overlooking Morondava’s beach, Renala serves delicious Franco-Malagasy cuisine. Seafood is the name of the game: try the camaron, the crab or whatever fish is on offer that day. A…
Cafe in Majunga (Mahajanga)


This cheerful cafe-restaurant serves simple but well-prepared meals, including salads you can tuck into without hesitation and rotating plats du jour such as ravitoto (pork stew with manioc greens) and zebu stew. It…
Italian in Morondava

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 of the wood-fired oven. Other good choices include crab spagh…
Pizza in Majunga (Mahajanga)

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 couple of kilometres from the centre, but every taxi knows whe…
International in Morondava

Le Kazaléa

This quiet place, signposted from the main road and just back from the beach, serves up excellent steaks and brochettes, but its real speciality is foie gras with balsamic vinegar.
Seafood in Majunga (Mahajanga)

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.