Top ChoiceMauritanian 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...

Spanish in Nouâdhibou


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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-,...

Seafood 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,...

Supermarket 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.

African in Atâr

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.

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.

Lebanese 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.

Moroccan 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.

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.