The Southeast restaurants

Top Choice Mauritian in Mahébourg

Pyramid Snack

This hero of the street-food scene is beside the petrol station just across from the market. Delicious biryani (rice cooked in a steel pot with various eastern spices and meat or fish) and 'kebabs' (salad, meat and …
Top Choice Mauritian in Mahébourg

Chez François

For a bowl of noodles served fresh off the boat, this simple family-run place is wildly popular with locals. The mine bouille (boiled noodles) with mangoak (a mussel-type seafood that's rarely seen on menus) is a hi…
Top Choice Mauritian in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Le Jardin de Beau Vallon

Emerging from an inland thicket of trees and sky-scraping cane leaves, Beau Vallon is an enchanting colonial estate that has been lovingly refurbished over the last few decades. Romantic dark-wood panelling, flavour…
Top Choice Mauritian in The Southeast

La Falaise Rouge

Reached through an attractive honour guard of palm trees between Mahébourg and View Grand Port, La Falaise Rouge combines good food with stunning views – a surprisingly rare combination in Mauritius outside the reso…
Top Choice International in Mahébourg

Le Bazilic

What a fabulous place this is, with sandwiches both simple and gourmet, rice and noodle dishes such as pad thai, pasta, and a range of vegetarian options. There's nothing remarkable here – just good old-fashioned co…
Top Choice Seafood in Mahébourg

La Vielle Rouge

Fish and seafood cooked fresh or with a few Asian inflections make Le Vielle Rouge one of the standout options in town. Service is friendly and signature dishes include the calamari with ginger sauce or fresh lobste…
Mauritian in Mahébourg

Shyam

For the best dhal puri in town, look no further than Shyam (you can call him 'Sam'). He scoots around scooping out flavourful snacks from an empty aquarium tank on the back of his motorbike. On Monday he's at the ma…
Mauritian in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

La Belle Créole

Excellent Creole cooking – such as venison or wild boar curry or seafoodvindaloo – combined with an attractive lagoon-side, open-air setting (bring the mosquito repellent) make this one of our favourite choices in t…
Mauritian in Mahébourg

Tabagi Bambous

Dark and dimly lit, tabagis (convenience stores) line the streets of every town in Mauritius. If you've yet to visit one, the unusually popular Bambous is the perfect place to lose your tabagi virginity. Proprietor …
Mauritian in Mahébourg

Les Copains d'Abord

Les Copains d'Abord occupies an enviable position along the seafront promenade on the south side of town. Tasty Mauritian dishes (fresh seafood curry, prawn croquettes, palm-heart salad, flavourful rougaille sauciss…