Restaurants

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…
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…
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…
African in Atâr

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…
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 …
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…
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…