Summer has officially started and some American birds have already migrated across the Atlantic. Other of us will be sticking closer to home these next few months, but taking a few trips around Senegal.
Up first… Saint-Louis.
I emailed a couple friends who live up there to ask their advice on the restaurant scene. Here are their recommendations…
- Best ambiance is at Keur Dada. You can eat on dock on the river with view of the bridge. They have a nice pool too. Food is probably the best you will find in Saint-Louis but pricey.
- For a treat, Hôtel Cap St-Louis has a beautiful view of beach and great food and pool. (It’s on the pricey end, but a little cheaper than Keur Dada.) The Paysane salad is enough for a meal and has chèvre chaud on top – so, so yummy. Their petites légumes are also usually very well done.
- Nice Burger is the best-priced for good food if you are looking for a cheap meal. You can get a whole rotisery chicken for 4,500-6,000cfa (depending on size) with fries, salad, and bread. Good sized rice plates for 1,200cfa, brochettes for 1,500cfa and burgers starting at 1,200cfa and grilled lamb by the kilo. It is clean, but can get hot and seating is outside so there can be lots of flies. We usually do take out.
- The two restaurants I frequent the most often are Le Flamingo (which is right over the bridge on the island right on the water with a view of the bridge) and La Louisiane (all the way at the north end of the island and to the left behind the Vietnamese restaurant). Both have good food and atmosphere. On weekends La Louisiane has wood-fired pizza.
- We like La Layalina for Lebanese.
- Aux délices du fleuve is one of the only places for breakfast. Make sure you ask for bottled water. They don’t serve filtered if you just ask for a glass.
There you have it! Thanks M., V. and J. for your help. Anyone else have recommendations for restaurants in Saint-Louis to add?