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El Sol Gambia

Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi 1000, Gambia
+220 732 0000
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (11 reviews)
“carne” (6 reviews)
“pescado” (2 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:30All hours
Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi 1000, Gambia
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Reviews (210)
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visited this place 3 times whilst we were here int eh gambia, 1 st meal was spicy chicken, came out on kebab skewers very nice , other half had peppered steak the larger option (obviously) ... then our next 2 visits was peppered steak its...More

Thank anjpink
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

had heard great feedback so thought we would give it a try. so glad we did. absolutely gorgeous quesadillas. would go back again. fantastic sevice from Alaghie.

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The service was good, the wine list was reasonable, the ambience was nice......the food was ok, if a bit light on portion sizes. Our visit though was spoiled by a con attempt as we were leaving the restaurant.....the person who had given us the restaurant...More

Thank BubbleKent
MehdiELSOL, Owner at El Sol Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

We are really sorry to hear about your inconvenience at El Sol, but we can guarantee you that the person who approached you was definitely not one of our staff. Most probably is someone who collected some of our flyers that are exposed outside the...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Ate here twice - had the Pescado Mexicana and Ladyfish. Both meals were exceptional. If you order an Irish coffee the whisky content is very generous!

Thank lackland55
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Located on a branch of the Kololi strip, first on the right coming from Senegambia hotel, this is a marvellous Mexican restaurant with the best Chili con carne I've ever had. Spiced up to perfection (while it is not easy to find something really spicy...More

Thank Ann_and_Yves
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went there for a family dinner and ordered the shrimp fajitas and we got an assortment of starters from wings to squid to shrimps - everything is so delicious! Dessert was wonderful, molten lava cake! Great service, very clean!

Thank Yandeh S
Reviewed 9 January 2017

They have moved from the Village and are mow on the strip down by Holiday Beach Club. I had the barracuda in a sauce of tomato/onions & peppers - very tasty. Great service too

Thank trev d
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Really great find. Beautiful succulent beef in the El Sol special, fabulous enchilada and great service. Would recommend- You gotta try this one!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Good quality food, very tasty, generous portions and definitely one of the better restaurants in The Gambia. The cocktails were lovely, and starters and main were very filling. Restaurant deco was nice, and would defo recommend a table on the terrace. Service was quick and...More

Thank raval_1239
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Very good food in a very good restaurant. Excellent service as would be expected. Very good varied choice from the menu. More expensive than other restaurants but probably worth it as a treat.

Thank pedrito65
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Why does your outside Customer man say he is a teacher and ask for money when customers have finished their meal and are leaving the restaurant?
3 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from MehdiELSOL | Property representative |
Hi . Sorry but apart from the waiters we have in the restaurant we have no outside (customer man) ... These are the usual bumpsters that try to fool the tourists .
Why does your outside Customer man say he is a teacher and ask for money when customers have finished their meal and are leaving the restaurant?
3 March 2017|
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Response from pedrito65 | Reviewed this property |
He was probably a bumster trying his luck. Politely but firmly say no and walk away.
hi is this place down by reo's bar and the green mamba ? Been to kololi a couple times returning again next year, just want to try a few restaurants off the main strip
28 July 2015|
Response from MehdiELSOL | Property representative |
Hello, We are located 500 meters approx away from both Senegambia beach hotel and Kairaba beach hotel, on the main coastal road . Coming from Senegambia strip turn to your left . Please check our web site for more info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi 1000, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 732 0000
  • E-mail
El Sol, Mexican Cuisine & Beyond is a restaurant serving modern Mexican and international food in a trendy and cosy setting at affordable prices. Located in the Senegambia area 50 steps away from Aquarius Night Club Kololi. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails at our bar or have some tapas and drinks on our terrace. We are now also open for lunch with a new menu of light bites, salads, burgers, sandwiches and some of our best tapas.
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