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Top ChoiceSeafood in Dakar

Le Lagon I

Le Lagon I

Perched on stilts over the bay, Le Lagon is one of Dakar's top seafood spots, with a spread of culinary treasures – oysters, sea urchins, chargrilled fish, pastas with mixed seafood. You can dine outside on the...

Top ChoiceInternational in Cap Skirring

Casa-Resto

Set on the main road about 400m south of the village roundabout, Casa-Resto may lack the sea views and flashy setting, but it serves up some of the best meals in Cap Skirring. The menu has a bit of everything:...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Saint-Louis

La Kora

La Kora has earned a stellar reputation for its fabulous cooking, the warm welcome from Peggy (the proprietor) and staff, and the lovely setting – complete with a baobab tree in the vine-trimmed courtyard and a...

Top ChoiceFrench in Mbour & Saly

La Guingette

Tucked down a small lane near the entrance to Saly, La Guingette earns rave reviews for its delectable, market-fresh cuisine and its colourful garden setting. Reserve ahead.

African in Dakar

Le Djembé

A block west of Pl de l'Indépendance, this inviting, colourful eatery is the whispered insider-tip for anyone in search of a filling platter of thiéboudienne (rice baked in a thick sauce of fish and vegetables)....

International in Dakar

Le Bideew

In the cool shade of the garden of the Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor, this colourful arts cafe is perfect for a break from the city. The varied menu features vegetable curry, octopus salad, chargrilled...

International in Dakar

Estendera Vivier Beach

A charming little eatery with tables overlooking the crashing waves, Estendera has a small, well-executed menu of seafood, grilled meats and Italian plates. Start off with barracuda carpaccio, then move on to...

Lebanese in Dakar

Restaurant Farid

Squeezed between grey inner-city walls, this little oasis serves the best Lebanese meze in town, plus quality grilled meat and fish. You'll also find friendly service, courtyard dining and live music several...

African in Saint-Louis

La Linguère

A reliable local eatery that serves up tasty poulet yassa, thiéboudienne and other Senegalese classics. Friendly service and attention to details (and cleanliness) makes all the difference.

Seafood in Dakar

Cabane du Pêcheur

One of Dakar's best fish restaurants serves freshly grilled treats, such as amberjack and dolphinfish, that you'll find hardly anywhere else in the city.

International in Dakar

La Pointe des Almadies

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...

Italian in Dakar

La Maison de Celine

Tucked down a sleepy street in N'Gor, Celine is the go-to place for excellent pizzas – cooked up in a wood-burning oven – as well as less outstanding pastas, grilled meats and seafood. The backyard setting...

International in Dakar

Le Cozy

Waltz through Le Cozy's heavy wooden doors and you're instantly swept off the market streets into a temple of refined cuisine – presentation and service are as perfect as the swanky restaurant and bar spaces. In...

African in Joal-Fadiout

Cabane du Pecheur

Overlooking the waterfront and a few steps from the Fadiout bridge, this pleasant place serves up decent poulet yassa, lotte (a kind of white fish) brochettes and grilled fish. Nice breezes and pleasant views...

African in Mbour & Saly

Le Soleil de Saly

The buzzing new favourite in town has a central location on the main drag and serves up tasty grilled meat and fish dishes, with live music three nights a week (Thursday through Saturday). Owner Mamadou Basse is...

Cafe in Dakar

Sweet Coffee

Handy spot in Les Almadies for coffee, snacks, wi-fi and people watching from the palm-fringed terrace in front. They offer plenty of reasons to linger, with crepes, salads and sandwiches on hand – plus cocktails...

French in Cap Skirring

Casa Bambou

Offers tasty grilled seafood and roast chicken in a cheery, open-sided setting on the main road. The plat du jour (daily special) is a steal at CFA1000. Next door the restaurant has a bar-disco that draws a...

Seafood in Saint-Louis

Le Reveil

A friendly, very welcoming restaurant tucked away in the back of the bar Ambuscade, Le Reveil serves up tasty fresh seafood. The fricassé de la mer (a kind of mixed seafood plate) and coconut shrimp curry are...

International in Cap Skirring

Le Biarritz

This much-loved classic serves up reliable plates of pasta with shrimp, grilled fish, sandwiches and ever-flowing drinks. On weekend nights, Le Biarritz embraces its wild side, with DJs (or bands) and dancing –...

Seafood in Dakar

Le Ngor

At this quirky, seashell-adorned place, waves lap at your feet while you enjoy a perfectly grilled fish. There's also brochettes (shish kebabs), paella, vegetarian samosas and Senegalese classics like poulet yassa,