RESTAURANT LE GRILLADE: DOES WHAT IT SAYS
This very good restaurant does what it says on the sign outside: “Poisson, Poulet, Viande”. Ok, if you read French, it says ‘Fish, Chicken, Meat’. This pleasant restaurant is located inside the Maison d'hôtes la Bienvenue and is located inside with the guest library. You can also ask to dine outside in their wonderful garden amongst the lemon and banana trees. I had the special salad which had tender meat, grilled shrimp (prawns), delightful cheese and tasted divine. This was followed up with a rare steak covered in green peppercorn sauce. Absolutely fantastic. This could have been finished off with a nice red wine, but the local authorities banned alcohol in 2011. Pick up a bottle at duty free before you fly here!
This is advertised outside as both Restaurante Grillade and Maison d'hôtes la Bienvenue. It has also been advertised as ‘Bla Bla Thé cafe’Related to:
- Business Travel
- Food and Dining
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Restaurant El Behdja.: Nouakchott - If you need a beer!!!!!
This a great place to eat. Good food, a great choice of music and to top it off, they have beer. In this essentially "dry" country beer does wonders for the morale. Of course it has a price, but it's worth it!!!
UPDATE - DAO, one of our adventure members on VT and has just come back, tells me as of November 2014 the restaurant is closed
Favorite Dish: I took the brochettes of capitaine. Capitaine is a fish that can be found in either the sea or as in Mali, the river Niger. Deliciousssss!!!!
Cost was 3000 UM - Under 9 euros, a beer was 1200 UM in comparison expensive but.....
Fiesta: Mexican Food in Mauritania???
It's possible... you can find good Mexican even in Saharan Africa. The owner of this restaurant is an American of Mexican descent and they serve up some really good food. The homemade chips and salsa are better than most places in the States. This place hits the spot when you just want something predictable to eat.
Favorite Dish: Only had the Enchiladas and quesadillas, but they were both really good.
Jour & nuit: Finally a shady terrace
At the mainstreet, not far from our campsite, we found finally a place where we could sit outside in the shade in the late afternoon. While drinking a tea, we could have a look at the streetlife. Anyway, we thought we could.
But the problem was, there were so many flies around, that we had to fly indoors. So we did and decided to order here also our dinner. The dinner was great, no chicken today.
Favorite Dish: We ordered brochettes and salade for a change. And we drunk a delicious banana juice.
Trois Etoiles: Senegalese food in Nouadhibou
During our deserttrips we cooked ourselves or, when we had dinner at the campsites, we had chicken and pommes frites most of the time.
In Nouadhibou the Senegalese restaurant ´trois etoiles´, not far from the campsite, was recommended. So we went there, tired after our drive of about 14 hours. And what could they offer us here ? Chicken !
Favorite Dish: Allthough all the chicken we had eaten the last week, the Senegalese chicken was delicious. It was cheap and the service was very fast.
Senegalese restaurants: Senegalese restaurants
Restaurants owned by people from Senegal usually are more fun than the ordinary Mauritanian one. Always with great music that will make you move your ass while you eat. This is a great experience indeed.
Favorite Dish: Food usually doesnt change much, pasta with meat and green peas, or fish with french fries, or salad with white rice with sauce and fried egg, or Chakri, this is a very nutricional thing made with fresh fruit and milk. kind a mixture of yogurt with milk and fruit.
Le Prince: Avoid this place!
When we got to Noakchott we were starving. My husband asked an american there for a decent place to eat. Mind you, we drove 26 hours from Noadhibou in a packed landrover with only tea, biscuits, and Danino yogurt for my son. He said Le Prince would be a good affordable ( we were on a tight budget) place. We got a burger, kabobs, and fries. The meat was not cooked, fries soggy, and EVERYTHING was sopped in oil. I was hungry so I ate anyways. I don't need to tell what happend next. If you are hungry stay away from this place. Unless you are a masochist , then, by all means then go and eat there
The best place was in Atar...
The best place was in Atar where there is an old senegalese who let us sleep in his house if he prepared us the food .He worked in France for some years as a cook and back in his country he started a small business at his house.
at christmas he prepared us a mixture of French, Senegalese and mauritanian meal which was delicious.
home atmosphere ,eating on the floor.
Favorite Dish: Anything is delicious.
Maybe his French pastry.
titti's Restaurant Tip
Our drivers used to perform the tea ritual at least three times a day.
They carry everywhere a wooden box with all the equipment to make tea.
Speaking of restaurants is...
Speaking of restaurants is only for Nuakchott. We visited the best at the capital:
Casablanca : nice place. Good meals. Medium-High prices
Taskaraoke :more modest than prior but confortable. Excellent meals.Medium-High prices.
Phenicia : local restaurant (includes libanes specialities. Good local dishes. Low prices.
Casablanca: 2500-3500 oug
Taskakaraoke: 2500-3500 oug
Phenicia: 1000-2000 oug.
Gallette with chicken (a kind of soft bread covers the plate and on it an excellent mixture of chicken and vegetables).
Try a couple of mauritan recipes
Pizza Hot: It's Not Pizza Hut!
We were so excited to see Pizza Hot but when we got home we were quite saddened to see the contents of our box. The pictures speak for themselves.
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