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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (6 reviews)
“salads” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
12:00 - 23:00All hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles., Dakar, Senegal
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived , we were the only guests. Food was very basic , service was lousy. Staff not motivated. We even couldn't have coffee after dinner. There should be an art expo on the first Floor , but everything was dark there.

Thank Edith S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant located in the middle of the road with it's yellow building. Looks pretty basic from the outside but the inside will definitely wow you. It's full of aftican art craft decorations and if you got a chance to visit during weekend they have...More

Thank Han Y
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

At La Calabasse the food and the atmosphere compete to surprise the customer. Some very good live music and perfect food. We were a group of colleagues and each thought he had the best dish of the table. I had sea food, tasty!

Thank Gionata V
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

My friend and I decided to go to La Calebasse based on TripAdvisor review and we couldn't believe how wonderful the experience was. The food and service were extremely good and the atmosphere was perfect that's definitely my best restaurant in Dakar I would definitely...More

1  Thank Brownbbe
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Great meeting in the new seminar room. Coffee break was good with a nice wiew of the coast. Lunch was delicious and plentifull .Love the African food and decor . The service is world class.

Thank LionAmerica
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The restaurants is located above a gallery with very interesting painitngs and other art objects. The plates we tried (senegaleze fish, of course...) was very tasty. The wine was good, as well.

Thank Harris P
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I came here on business from Pay De Galles. Our local partner took us here and it was an amazing experience. Setting is really authentic, food is delicious and the staff really made us feel welcome. Strongly recommend coming here and will be back next...More

Thank PEHM84
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

great ambiance , good food and good service. Also romantic dépens on were you sit.The only African restaurant with class.

Thank LionAmerica
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My wife and I have visited a couple of times with other couples for drinks and to enjoy the live music. Most recently we visited and decided to try the "menu decouvert" of several courses of African-themed food. The food was great and reasonably priced...More

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very nice restaurant, full of art and craft (on sale too), with a live band (but not too noisy). Food is OK (the salads at the beginning of the meal are a bit bland), but nothing special. till a great place to have a chill...More

Thank Stephane G
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
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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