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Mad Zebu

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Face au marche, Belo Tsiribihina 608, Madagascar
+261 32 40 387 15
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had traveled half a day on a rough road and a ferry when we got there for a lunch stop. Looking at the building we thought at best we would get vegetables and rice. Wow were we surprised......The quality of food, presentation and service was way beyond our expectation. The selection of dessert was mouth watering. Whoever thought about... More 

Thank Kidest
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this small place I didn't expect this quality. Every plate is a picture. And of superbe taste. For everyone there is enough choice. I enjoyed it very much.

Thank obelips
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

In the middle of absolutely no where... In a place you can not get to without hours of driving and then riding a rudimentary "ferry", an absolutely five star restaurant with the best food in Madagascar....Totally amazing

Thank Bill K
Stockholm, Sweden
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

It is really rare that a very positive description in a guidebook is topped. We ate at Mad Zebu twice (on the way to and back from the Tsingy) and both were excellent experiences. The Zebu in red wine sauce might have been the best meat I have ever eaten. It was incredible. The staff is friendly and service quick.... More 

Thank SanjaAbroad
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Yes, Richard Adams, the Hitchhiker CAN find a restaurant at the end of the universe and it's in Belo Tsiribihina, a remote town on the west coast of Madagascar. The experience of Mad Zebu ('Mad' for 'Madagascar' and 'Zebu' for the traditional breed of cattle herded by the Malagasy) is like no other - after a long, a bone-jarring dirt... More 

Thank Judith-Brisbane
Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a very early lunch and the restaurant was very accommodating. There was no indication in the decor or the location that would lead you to expect getting some of the best food in Madagascar. The food was delicious and so attractively presented. I am not sure how they can serve such amazing food when they are... More 

Thank Traveller376
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Other tourist recommended the Mad Zebu to us and we were delighted. Not only does is taste very good but the food looks amazing too. Best stop for an long lunch or cosy diner. They have a 'real' toilet wich is nice.

Thank wereldreiziger71
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

En route for the Tsingys, hours up a dirt track and across a river, hours more to go, we had a feast in comfort and splendour in this great restaurant. Lovely to sit outside and watch the world go by. Food wonderful.

Thank carolineahs
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Perhaps it was the before&after that made it seem so great when we dined there twice going and coming from the Grand Tsings Park (fantastic in itself) traveling in a convoy of 4-wheel drive vehicles needed for the un-maintained dirt-roads and then just having crosses (or about to re-cross) the nearby river on the strangest -- most dangerous --4-jeep barges,... More 

Thank Fred S
Istanbul, Turkey
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

What an astonishment and a relief to find such delicious food in this small dusty town after more than 10 hours of driving on terrible dirt roads. Excellent french style gastronomy nicely presented. Great prawns and fish. Also excellent deserts.

Thank benoithanquet
Mad-Zebu d, Public Relations Manager at Mad Zebu, responded to this review

Dear Benoitthanquet We are delighted to learn that we succeeded to give some relief and even more , a surprising pleasure, through our cooking and the food that you had at our place. We appreciate it as well that you put it in the context of the harsh conditions for travelling and location of our city, and thereby your review... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Face au marche, Belo Tsiribihina 608, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Toliara Province  >  Belo Tsiribihina
  • Phone Number: +261 32 40 387 15

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?