La Pointe des Almadies

International in Dakar

This popular, breezy spot draws a mix of expats and locals, who come for a meal and perhaps a swim in the pool. There's a wide range of appetizers and a surprising medley of international dishes, from pizzas to Vietnamese-style noodle soup. Uncomplicated dishes, like filet of sole with lemon butter, are best.

Pool use costs CFA5000 per person (but it's free if you spend more than CFA15,000 per person).