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El Sol Gambia

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Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi 1000, Gambia
+220 732 0000
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11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon 16:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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surrey
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place 3 times whilst we were here int eh gambia, 1 st meal was spicy chicken, came out on kebab skewers very nice , other half had peppered steak the larger option (obviously) ... then our next 2 visits was peppered steak its to die for. paul was our waiter lovely guy, took 2 different couples here and... More 

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Thank anjpink
Swaffham Bulbeck
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

had heard great feedback so thought we would give it a try. so glad we did. absolutely gorgeous quesadillas. would go back again. fantastic sevice from Alaghie.

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Thank Claire E
Kent
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was good, the wine list was reasonable, the ambience was nice......the food was ok, if a bit light on portion sizes. Our visit though was spoiled by a con attempt as we were leaving the restaurant.....the person who had given us the restaurant flyer, showed us to our table and offered to pay the bill if we were... More 

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MehdiELSOL, Owner at El Sol Gambia, responded to this review

We are really sorry to hear about your inconvenience at El Sol, but we can guarantee you that the person who approached you was definitely not one of our staff. Most probably is someone who collected some of our flyers that are exposed outside the restaurant on diaplay for customers. Concerning him showing you to your table, we have many... More 

Wiltshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twice - had the Pescado Mexicana and Ladyfish. Both meals were exceptional. If you order an Irish coffee the whisky content is very generous!

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Thank lackland55
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on a branch of the Kololi strip, first on the right coming from Senegambia hotel, this is a marvellous Mexican restaurant with the best Chili con carne I've ever had. Spiced up to perfection (while it is not easy to find something really spicy in The Gambia) it was just delicious. My husband had the pepper steak and that... More 

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Thank Ann_and_Yves
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went there for a family dinner and ordered the shrimp fajitas and we got an assortment of starters from wings to squid to shrimps - everything is so delicious! Dessert was wonderful, molten lava cake! Great service, very clean!

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Thank Yandeh S
Retford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

They have moved from the Village and are mow on the strip down by Holiday Beach Club. I had the barracuda in a sauce of tomato/onions & peppers - very tasty. Great service too

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Thank trev d
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Really great find. Beautiful succulent beef in the El Sol special, fabulous enchilada and great service. Would recommend- You gotta try this one!

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Thank Sarah B
Jamaica
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Good quality food, very tasty, generous portions and definitely one of the better restaurants in The Gambia. The cocktails were lovely, and starters and main were very filling. Restaurant deco was nice, and would defo recommend a table on the terrace. Service was quick and the menu had a good varied choice. However the wifi didn't work very well.

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Red Sea and Sinai, Egypt
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Very good food in a very good restaurant. Excellent service as would be expected. Very good varied choice from the menu. More expensive than other restaurants but probably worth it as a treat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Cuisine
Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
16:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi 1000, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 732 0000
Description
El Sol, Mexican Cuisine & Beyond is a restaurant serving modern Mexican and international food in a trendy and cosy setting at affordable prices. Located in the Senegambia area 50 steps away from Aquarius Night Club Kololi. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails at our bar or have some tapas and drinks on our terrace. We are now also open for lunch with a new menu of light bites, salads, burgers, sandwiches and some of our best tapas.

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