My favorite restaurants (#15)

People often ask for restaurant recommendations in Dakar. I’m a bit hesitant to do so simply because if there’s one thing that’s consistent about the food scene in Dakar, it’s that it can be inconsistent. So in order to give a nice, well-rounded view of things, I’m asking readers to give their opinions as well. If you’d be willing to participate, please email me!.

Today we’re hearing from Brenda, an American mom who arrived in Dakar last year.

Favorite pizza: The best pizza we’ve had was poolside at King Fahd. I’m not sure it would be worth the effort to get it for dinner, but if you are ever there, enjoying a day at the pool, we definitely recommend it!

Favorite place for a burger and fries: Still looking for a really good burger. We’ll have to try some of the other recommendations.

Favorite ice cream: Some places have a better atmosphere or are easier to get to, but when we want good ice cream (and a lot of it), N’Ice Cream is the place we go!

Favorite little beach restaurant: Le Recif in Almadies. Well, it might not technically be considered a beach restaurant, but it is right on the water with an amazing view.

Favorite old standby: Ceasar’s downtown for their chicken nuggets.
Favorite place to order a good coffee: I love the coffee, atmosphere and pastries at Presse Café.

If I were stranded on a deserted island and could have only one of Dakar’s restaurants, it would be: Assuming it was a hot deserted island, I’d have to say N’Ice Cream. Maybe not the most practical, but just think, I could eat a different flavor everyday until I was rescued.

What is missing from the Dakar food scene? Authentic Mexican.

Thanks, Brenda!


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