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Bella vista

Bar, Pub, African
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Mombasa, Kenya
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Douala
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Coming from Douala, Cameroon the night life in Mombasa was very boring and dull. However, I enjoyed the music and style of Bella Vista so much we kept coming back after trying other places and were disappointed. There is a TV for sports lover and the music is good

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Thank Sweet_NK
Mombasa, Kenya
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Located in The heart of Mombasa town,few meters to the famous elephant tusks. Its nearness to the road makes it very convenient to reach,Lots of public means ply to that route.Bella Vista is a favorite to the Locals as well as foreigners,they do not offer a wide range of food but they are affordable and their food is good.It is... More 

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Thank Kay P
Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time. Average food. Terrible drinks. I only 'upgraded to poor' because our waitress was considerate. we were charged for things that were part of the meal on the menu. However we still had to pay to avoid getting security involved because the other waitress did not agree. Rude management.

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1 Thank hmanji89
Mombasa, Kenya
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Located just next to the Elephant tusks, this restaurant is ideal as a convenient business lunch venue, though the club has earned itself a name as a prime night spot for visitors from upcountry.

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Thank Swabra M
Malindi, Kenya
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

The food is great if you can see it! Its kinda dark with "ambient" lighting. Reading the menu may be a challenge too. But perhaps I'm being a little unfair as this is a very enjoyable and lively joint, on the right nights. Music blares and thumps and walls are plastered with TV's. Drinks are reasonably priced and the food... More 

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Thank grantrita
Nairobi, Kenya
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

It was once a good bar but i can't stand the crowd anymore,i guess even age is a factor.It has good music though.Mainly attracts people from upcountry "watu wa bara", Nairobi included and that makes it an ideal spot to hang out as the crowd is a lot demanding and the management has to go out of their way to... More 

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Thank blacktraveler1
Zurich, Switzerland
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336 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Whenever I'm in town the boys & I make it a point to venture into town at night and feast on nyama choma (grilled meat). The pork, beef, chicken and goat are all fantastic accompanied by kachumbari (Kenyan salad), ugali and chips. My favorite is the goat, absolutely delicious! As my boys are there often we're very well taken care... More 

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Watamu, Kenya
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

The Place is nice. Bella Vista is not a restaurant, it's a pub, better disco pub. So the food and the service is not bad in this category. So if you want drink something and listen music it's OK. If you are looking for a good restaurant look around. In any case please look your bill. I go there three... More 

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Thank Aldo C
Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2013

very nice bar en restaurant in the heart of mombasa city, very nice food, nice music and easily accessible

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Thank Jimmy D
mombasa
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2013

....as a neihgbour to the bella vista resturant ....the music sytems the doublemeasures given to the regular customers , make it a good raveing point for sure sometimes especially on fridays its hard to my fellow neighbours to concetrate in class especially the UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI STUDENTS...

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Thank Robin Cleb M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, African
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mombasa, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa

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