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Cafe de Rome

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Boulevard de la Republique, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 02 00
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07:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 01:30
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Ngaparou, Senegal
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225 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Last Friday I returned to Café de Rome - one of my favourites of the Dakar restaurant scene - and I was lucky to get even a table for one as the joint was heaving with an appreciative clientele. I enjoyed a delicious and copious Paella (dish of the day) and a large local Gazelle beer - which I reckoned... More 

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Thank Alastair J
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing special but not bad either. Had a drink one of my first time in Dakar so discovered nicer places since

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Thank Son O
Montreal, Quebec
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nice food right in the center of Dakar. The Cafe de Rome is actually a restaurant inside an hotel. The service is excellent, and the food well presented and very good. International / european type of dishes, so that's a change from the local fares. A bit on the expensive side though, but could be a welcome break during a... More 

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Thank Stephane G
Ansonia, Connecticut, USA
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate here on our first night in town. The seafood mixed grill was excellent. Not cheap, but the menu is extensive

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Thank Tom M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This Restaurant is a good choice when you are tired and looking for a predictable meal. That is not to say the menu is boring, but rather that it presents many options, ranging from Senegalese seafood to Italian standbys. They have a decent (for West Africa) wine list and a selection of beers, including some on tap. When we were... More 

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Thank Neal J
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Service could be friendlier. Caters more to those who feel they are of upper class. The food was fine, though not outstanding.

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Thank simelv
Winnipeg, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Cafe du Rome offers many Italian options - most of which are quite good - but expensive. I had the meat lasagne which was very tasty and fresh. The service was also pretty good. What threw me off was the atmosphere of the place. There were some questionable characters hanging out there as the night went on, and the smell... More 

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Thank Shawne F
Ariege, France
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178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I went because friends dragged me there... Unfortunately, it must have been a bad day for Café de ROme as the service was not very friendly and the food even sadder. You can miss this one.

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Rome, Italy
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Food is ok but some of their seafood gone off a few times. Fills up with ladies of the night and criminal types, great people watching,, maybe not for dinner...

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Thank JamesBelgrave
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

I know this place from previous visits in dakar. the food and service are always good standard - I didn't experience this time something extraordinary. but also to explain with the fact that it was on a Sunday night and new (weekly) menu will be launched on Mondays. worth to come back on other weekdays !

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Thank Stephan D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:30
Monday
07:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:30
Thursday
07:00 - 00:30
Friday
07:00 - 01:30
Saturday
07:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard de la Republique, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 849 02 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?