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La Calebasse

Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles., Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 860 69 47
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (6 reviews)
“poulet” (3 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles., Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, it is the kind of environment I like. The food was nice, I took a Yassa Poulet , tasty and falvoury. In general a very nice experience, I will be back for sure.

Thank Enrico A
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went for dinner on a Sunday evening. She has been several times previously on her trips to Dakar. The food is excellent, good quality, flavorful, nicely presented. I had sauteed shrimp with plantains (aloke); she had grilled calamari and aloke. For...More

Thank Kathy_56_jb
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I like this Restaurant gallery for its flavor. A must try if you stay a few days in Dakar. Good wines and live music give this place a great ambiance. Try it. Great for dinner.

Thank bajajulio
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Food was ok and portions very large, though you are clearly paying for attentiveness, location, and decor. Mostly tourists, and thus food directed towards the familiar-for-Europeans-who-use-travel-guides. Prices seemed high compared to more humble restaurants.

1  Thank AnonymousSeattle444
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant upstairs in a lovely wooden building full of African art. I ordered the thioff braisée fish which was delicious (there was no chicken) and came with a selection of mouth-watering vegetables.

Thank 823Robb0
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The restaurant is lovely decorated and offers entertainment for dinner (music). So the atmosphere is without very nice. The food menu is not really suitable for vegetarians, but after some discussion, they were able to cook something for us. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Marloes020
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A little out of downtown- 20 minutes without traffic, but an hour with it on Friday night! Service was friendly and the fish so fresh! Very tasty!

Thank Barbara g
Reviewed 24 October 2017

So well decorated , such nice wellcome.service is perfect,food is nice .drinks with reasonsble prices.

Thank jehudam2017
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Very much feels like a tourist dining experience when you combine the very authentic decor, the handicraft store outside with the live music experience. It's located just off the main road, although you do feel very removed from the outside buzz. There is an outside...More

1  Thank Vishna
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is decorated with cheap and overrated African art (?) to a baroque level. However is top quality for Senegalese food and if some live music is in program is definitely going to be a wonderful evening. The staff is friendly - that is...More

Thank Gionata V
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Karen F
9 September 2015|
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Response from 70TucsonTom | Reviewed this property |
Small restaurant with great ambiance. Dinner was about $20 US including tip. Great seafood! Not to be missed!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles., Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 860 69 47
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