Best restaurants in Mauritania

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants 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 lobster (order 24 hours in advance).

  • Restaurants 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 sausage) or chicken brochette, come with fries, rice, bread and a salad. Street-front office furniture and couches under tattered awnings make it a good people-watching spot.

  • Restaurants 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. The San Francisco theme of this Lebanese-owned place doesn't extend much beyond the name and some tenuously connected Western-themed decor. Posters of Malcolm X, Steve McQueen and Che Guevara point to more revolutionary sensibilities.

  • Restaurants 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 omelet sandwich, a plate of well-prepared shwarma (a kebablike dish), salads and ice cream – all great value.

  • Restaurants in The Adrar

    Restaurant du Coin

    This place is as down-at-heel as it gets, serving up great quantities of rice, fish and Senegalese mafé. It's always busy, and the food piping hot and delicious. From the rond-point head down the Chinguetti road for a block, then turn left. This place is on the right-hand corner, marked by a tiny sign.

  • Restaurants 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 deserts (gelato as well) to go in bakery at the front. Other times of day pizzas and sandwiches available.

  • Restaurants in Nouakchott


    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, soundtrack to your meal.

  • Restaurants in Nouakchott

    Atac el Khair

    Located northeast of the centre, not exactly convenient for the short term traveller, Atac is the largest, most comprehensive grocery store in Nouakchott.

  • Restaurants in The Adrar

    Restaurant Agadir

    Near the rond-point, this cheap and cheerful eatery rustles up some good couscous and tajines as well as sandwiches and lighter bites.

  • Restaurants in Nouakchott

    Le Manara

    Known around town, at least within the expat community, as one of the best places for steak in Nouakchott. Also serves some Asian dishes.

  • Restaurants in Nouakchott

    Savana Cafe

    Groups gather in the pleasant back patio courtyard for a meal and hookah. Savana has a fairly large menu, with above-average pizzas.