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Wildlife Reserve in Nouâdhibou

Réserve Satellite du Cap Blanc

A small nature reserve with an excellent information centre, dedicated to the colony of endangered Mediterranean monk seals (phoque moin) that live here. Resembling elephant seals, these grey-skinned animals have be…
Spanish in Nouâdhibou

Nomada

From the thick menus, smoky interior, heavy decor and equally weighty Spanish tortillas, Nomada is traditionally Iberian throughout. Service is friendly (and Spanish or English is also spoken) and the mains, ranging…
Cafe in Nouâdhibou

Restaurant-Pâtisserie Pleine Lune

Speedy service, decent cappuccinos and a good selection of pastries, make this place a popular, albeit poorly lit, spot for business meetings. At any other time of day, you can grab a pizza or sandwich for a quick f…
Moroccan in Nouâdhibou

Restaurant Oasis Tunisien

Moroccan owned (despite the name), this is a good-value spot for chicken and shwarma served up with fries and a small salad. If you can stand the sun, a few street-front tables are a pleasant spot for people-, and m…
Supermarket in Nouâdhibou

Supermarche Le Bon Choix

Largest and nicest supermarket in Nouâdhibou with an upstairs cafe where regulars go for coffee, pastries and catch football games on TV.
Mediterranean in Nouâdhibou

Restaurant La Paillotte

Above-average seafood and more-standard meat and chicken dishes; located inside the Italian-owned Hotel Mauritalia.
Pizza in Nouâdhibou

FC Nouadhibou

Named for the city's football team and considered to have the best pizza in town.
Spanish in Nouâdhibou

Restorante Galloufa

Laid-back Spanish restaurant, with a heavy (and oily) emphasis on seafood.