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La Calebasse

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Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles, above Art Afrik, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 860 69 47
12:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on business from Pay De Galles. Our local partner took us here and it was an amazing experience. Setting is really authentic, food is delicious and the staff really made us feel welcome. Strongly recommend coming here and will be back next trip to Dakar

Thank PEHM84
Dakar, Senegal
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

great ambiance , good food and good service. Also romantic dépens on were you sit.The only African restaurant with class.

Thank LionAmerica
Dakar, Senegal
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

My wife and I have visited a couple of times with other couples for drinks and to enjoy the live music. Most recently we visited and decided to try the "menu decouvert" of several courses of African-themed food. The food was great and reasonably priced and there was a reasonably priced wine selection as well. The first two floors are... More 

Thank Rick T
Montreal, Quebec
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very nice restaurant, full of art and craft (on sale too), with a live band (but not too noisy). Food is OK (the salads at the beginning of the meal are a bit bland), but nothing special. till a great place to have a chill out evening with friends.

Thank Stephane G
Dakar, Senegal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food was not so special. And a bit expensive. The setting was quite nice and interior was decorated in good African taste. The staff were quite friendly. And service was good. Not really a place for vegetarians

Thank claritab2001
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

They were out of beef and chicken. At 8pm. On a Saturday?!! We ended up having the mixed grill as a large platter of dried out lamb. Our waitress would disappear for long periods and rush to take orders or deliver food. The ambience, which is very African hut-ish and accented with art pieces was great.The music made up for... More 

Thank Biba H
Dakar, Senegal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The place itself, and the fact that there is live music almost every night, is more interesting than the food. The building is also an art gallery, with traditional and contemporary art, almost all is for sale. The rooftop terras is nice and the personnel is very friendly and well dressed!

Thank tomvanmourik
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Totally amazed, the earth tones of this place remindes me of good autumn.... Beautiful place to forget everything in the winter.

Thank Alex M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I loved everything, the people, African music, the place ! I was looking for some Senegalese food, and the owner even gave me some little for me to try before the final order! And the food was so delicious!

Thank Germana D
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I have been to gospel night twice now. The food has been really good both times. They have a fixed menu on gospel night, which is on Thursdays. My only complaint is that the gospel singing starts late and is over very quickly.

Thank Anna G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles, above Art Afrik, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 860 69 47

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