Top things to do in Nouakchott

Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nouakchott

Zein Art

A gallery curating the very best work from Mauritanian artists and craftspeople. Periodically hosts exhibitions themed around art and artists in the region.
Top Choice Mauritanian in Nouakchott

La Tissayade

Easily the restaurant with the best atmosphere in the city, La Tissayade is located in the shady front courtyard of Maison d'Hôtes Jeloua. Daily specials like vegetable quiche and a menu of beef, chicken, shrimp and…
Port in Nouakchott

Port de Pêche

The Port de Pêche is Nouakchott's star attraction. Lively and colourful, you'll see hundreds of teams of mostly Wolof and Fula men dragging in heavy fishing nets. Small boys hurry back and forth with trays of fish, …
Tunisian in Nouakchott

Café Tunisie

This cafe is fine for coffee and smoking a water pipe, plus good-value breakfasts – freshly squeezed orange juice, bread, jam, pastries, yoghurt, coffee and a bottle of mineral water. Mains, like merguez (spiced sau…
Steak in Nouakchott

Le Frisco

Choose from a long and varied list of mains on the whiteboard, from excellent steaks and burgers to ordinary spaghetti bolognese.
Fast Food in Nouakchott

Le Prince

Expanded and slightly upgraded from its previous hole-in-the-wall status, Le Prince, which can still claim to be Nouakchott's oldest restaurant, is a solid choice for big portions of fast food. Tuck into a cheese om…
Cafe in Nouakchott

La Palmeraie Cafe & Bakery

Widely considered the best breakfast spot in the city. Enjoy a sit-down meal of crêpes or a set continental breakfast in a contemporary-style dining room, or pick up a croissant and other freshly baked pastries and …
Mosque in Nouakchott

Grande Mosquée

Its slender minarets and sandy courtyards, where worshippers perform their ceremonial ablutions, makes the Grande Mosquée a notable landmark in the city centre. While not architecturally significant, at the very lea…
Performing Arts in Nouakchott

Institut Français Mauritanie

Pick up a program for the Institut from many hotels; it's an excellent place, and one of the only venues in town for concerts by local musicians, films, talks, art exhibitions and dance lessons. An outdoor cafe is a…
Seafood in Nouakchott

Tafarit

Known for its well-prepared seafood which you can hand-pick from a tank (lobster runs around UM6000) in a sunny, slightly tattered dining room. Live music Friday nights adds a lovely, if rare for Nouakchott, soundtr…