Port-Gentil Travel Guide

  • Sunset at Cap Lopez, Port Gentil, Gabon, Africa
    Sunset at Cap Lopez, Port Gentil, Gabon,...
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    Rain falls on Port Gentil...
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  • Stormy night at Mama's beach...
    Stormy night at Mama's beach...
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Port-Gentil Restaurants

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    by Rettna Written Aug 25, 2007

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    This is the priciest and the best food in Port Gentil. Definitely a good spot for couples to go to for a special occasion.

    I love the scenery in this little restaurant. It is a pirates theme. The walls have ship stuff on them like a net with shells and things for decoration. There is a Captain's Wheel and many piratey things I don't know the names of. On the walls are also sailing maps for all of the old Pirate runs in the Mediterranean, the Aegean, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arabian, and the Red Sea.

    The service is prompt and courteous.

    The kitchen is excellent for everything I have ever eaten there: Barracuda, Capitaine, Rouge, Carp, Bass, shrimp, and beef.

    Favorite Dish: The Barracuda (le becune)

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Food and Dining
    • Theme Park Trips

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    by Rettna Updated Aug 25, 2007

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    This is a beach pub which serves brochettes to the brave. The Castel is cold and the best price in the Industrial side of town. You can have a table in the sand with the ocean twenty feet away or you can sit under the roof.

    Favorite Dish: I have never eaten here, only drank the beer! However, I am told by many who do that the brochettes are quite good!

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    • Road Trip

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    by Rettna Updated Aug 25, 2007

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    The ambience is very nice with the waves splashing twenty feet away and the ocean as scenery. The food is in the mid-range of restaurant quality found in Port Gentil. The pricing is also mid-range. The service is good, the waitresses are friendly, and I like eating on the open air patio. The kitchen is timely and usually dependable for a good tasting meal.

    Favorite Dish: I love the "brochette poulet" with a Castel or a Djino.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Family Travel
    • Business Travel

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    One of my Castel Beers at Mama's Bar, Port Gentil.

    by Cabana_Boy Written Sep 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Wherever you go, whatever you do, sampling the local beer is definite must.

    What do the locals drink, what beer is most popular, which beer is hardest to find, does it come in a half pint glass just like grandma used to drink…or better still, a full pint glass like I drink??? These are all good questions that need to be answered...

    In Port Gentil, the most popular beer appeared to be Castel, a remnant of French colonialism along the West African coast. Ice cold is the best way to down this little baby, especially when it’s being consumed within a few degrees of the Equator.

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    • Beer Tasting

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