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El Sol Gambia

Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi 1000, Gambia
+220 632 0000
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (4 reviews)
“pescado” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi 1000, Gambia
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were accustomed to the very high standards of Scala and the attention to detail it provides. We have visited El Sol twice and the food is incredible. We could share our eating experience between the Scala and El Sol for the entire fortnight. We...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Senegambia is better known for pizza and overcooked fish, chicken, and yazza. Here's a bright, clean, Mexican restaurant with a good bar - they make a fine marguerita- and varied menu. I had the pescada Vericruz, made with barracuda, a little dry, with at tasty,...More

Thank MuzunguViejo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a difference, have to admit we wanted to eat at next door scala but they were full. Here they had a table free for us. Delightfull staff, perfect service and yummy food. The steak was soft as butter. We went back on our last...More

Thank alicefreeman1988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great find, although the street was a bit dark - we ventured in and found this beautiful place. Tastefully decorated - polite and attentive staff and excellent food. The steaks are just like butter, the captain fish was tasty and juicy, the guacamole was fresh...More

Thank Suus8989
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Disappointing food. Steak cooked and served with 6 whole unpeeled garlics ........ why ? This is an attractive restuarant. Staff not very attentive we kept having to wave to get attention and given it was quiet probably would not come when they are busy. Overall...More

Thank Neil C
MehdiELSOL, Owner at El Sol Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Good day Sir , the steak you are describing is called steak emiliano and is actually served with roasted unpeeled garlic as described on the menu, we are sorry that it was not to your taste . You could have asked for the manager to...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Just came back from Senegambia. After walking a couple of 100m's along a "dark" side-street of the "strip" you will arrive at El Sol, a very nice Mexican restaurant. Excellent food, excellent service, most friendly owners and staff and a bit away from the "hectic"...More

1  Thank fonzarelli2017
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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...More

Thank anjpink
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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.

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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...More

2  Thank BubbleKent
MehdiELSOL, Owner at El Sol Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

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!

Thank lackland55
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Questions & Answers
2 March 2017|
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Response from MehdiELSOL | Property representative |
Hi . Sorry but apart from the waiters we have in the restaurant we have no outside (customer man) ... These are the usual bumpsters that try to fool the tourists .
2 March 2017|
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Response from pedrito65 | Reviewed this property |
He was probably a bumster trying his luck. Politely but firmly say no and walk away.
28 July 2015|
Response from MehdiELSOL | Property representative |
Hello, We are located 500 meters approx away from both Senegambia beach hotel and Kairaba beach hotel, on the main coastal road . Coming from Senegambia strip turn to your left . Please check our web site for more info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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: +220 632 0000
  • E-mail
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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