Where to Eat in Mbour: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 28, 2018 Cedrick Jardin

M'Bour or Mbour is a city in the Thiès Region of Senegal. It lies on the Petite Côte, approximately eighty kilometers south of Dakar. It is home to a population of nearly 233,000 (2013 census).
Things to do in Mbour

1. Safari Beach

Residence Safari Village | Saly, Mbour, Senegal Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Waitstaff Seafood, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +221 33 957 18 18
Excellent
26%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 135 reviews

Safari Beach

Reviewed By Alastair J - Ngaparou, Senegal

Please note: In fairness to the Safari Beach Restaurant, this report concerns only the BAR and not to the restaurant as a whole.
With my family, we went to the Safari beach for an early evening Apéro at around 6:00pm. As all of the tables were set up for dinner, we opted to stay by the bar - using the bar stools and to order our drinks there.
There were about 5-6 staff in or around the bar who were busy talking, joking and laughing amongst themselves loudly who took little notice of us when we arrived.
I had to ask if it was ok to have a drink or cocktail before being offered the drinks list. After 5 minutes then I had to call over one of the bar staff to be able to make an order for the 3 of us. There were no other customers at the bar. I ordered 2 of the same cocktails and a G&T. The order took 10 minutes to be served and the staff's humorous banter and chit-chat with each other continued loudly between the staff all around us - as though there was no concern whatsoever for respecting the presence of paying customers at the bar.
We decided not to have a second drink there in the light of the bad and impolite service and ambiance at the bar.
We then went on to Le Petit Zinc, for our next drinks, where there was a super ambiance and where the service was fast, professional and polite and the drinks were half the price of the Safari Beach - due to it being Happy Hour.
I know the Safari Beach Restaurant food is quite good from my past experience and the view of the beach and the seaside is lovely - however, I shall now personally avoid going to the Safari Beach because of this ill-disciplined, unruly and rude bar-staff experience we suffered there.

2. Poulo

Niakh Niakhal, Mbour, Senegal Reservations Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +221 33 957 27 50
Excellent
30%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

Poulo

Reviewed By philsdottir - Washington DC, District of Columbia

A friend took me to this tiny restaurant tucked away in this neighborhood I never would be able to find it then, or again. It's very small, organic, but every expat within 20 miles seemed to know it. They have art on the walls, which as I recall are that berry blue, and tables and chairs and plates that don't match one another. There was a singer when I was there, who was great - he did all kinds of music - Senegalese, West African, American, Jamaican, etc. We had a choice of maybe 10 dishes, and other than the shrimp/scallops, ate family style with salad, frites and so forth. The wine was actually good - hadn't expected that! But the real reasons to come here (if you can find it) are that the food is really good and feels like home cooking, and the ambiance is not your sterile boring restaurant.

3. La Riviera

Route de Saly | Centre Commercial du Carrousel, Mbour, Senegal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards African, European, Italian, Moroccan, Vietnamese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +221 78 303 78 42
Excellent
18%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 204 reviews

La Riviera

Reviewed By Sellonfudr - UK

This restaurant was conveniently located for us from the Rhino Resort where we stayed. It is situated just off the main roundabout at Saly. Consists of an outside Seating area, inside the restaurant, or in a raised Terrace location. Mainly used this for lunch, but did go there one night. Food was varied and always cooked to our liking. Excellent service, especially from Mariama, who was always on hand to explain the dishes. Romantic setting

4. Le petit jardin

Saly Niakh Niakhal | Face au "Baracouda" 774635825, Mbour, Senegal Reservations French Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +221 77 463 58 25
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Le petit jardin

Reviewed By EnClair - Randers

Very French and european menu. I ordered beef with peppersauce and fired potatoes and got excatly that. No vegetables or other items on the plate. The meat was very tender, moist and tastefull, and my wifes chicken was perfect.
The setting is very pleasant and service fast and friendly. Beers served in stubbyholders!
Really nice place with great selection of food. Only french menu.

5. Le Petit Zing

Route Saly-Ngaparou, Mbour, Senegal Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi HK$47 - HK$141 +221 33 957 01 58
Excellent
20%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
7%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 193 reviews

Le Petit Zing

Reviewed By Alastair J - Ngaparou, Senegal

Since last reviewing, Le Petit Zinc has had a smart make-over and face-lift.
It remains very much the downtown Saly place to meet up for a drink... or to pop into for a beer or a Pastis or two... after some supermarket shopping at Casino (opposite).
The staff are friendly and welcoming and there's always a good buzz here at Hppy Hour time early evening after 18:30.
Moderately priced food and good pizzas served here and live music 3-4 nights per week.

6. La Guinguette

Saly Niakh Niakhal | Saly Niakh Niakhal, Mbour, Senegal Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +221 77 158 08 08
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

La Guinguette

Reviewed By Ryan and Amy C

The restaurant had fabulous atmosphere! The lighting, music, and hospitality were fantastic. We loved that the tables were scattered among huge palm trees. The owner/chef and his wife were very friendly. The food was SO good. WOW. Our total bill for two entrees, bottled water, a shared dessert and our tip was about 15,000cfa. It was worth every cfa! You will not be disappointed! FYI- We never write reviews on restaurants, but we couldn't resist sharing what a wonderful time we had at La Guinguette!

7. Ely et Alain

Route de l'Hopital, Mbour, Senegal European Lunch, Dinner +221 77 550 17 42
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Ely et Alain

Reviewed By Nebulette_06

We loved the restaurant. Everything we ordered was delicious (zebu steak, local goat cheese and a chocolate fondant) and served with a smile by the manager.
Don't go there if you are in a rush, but if you have time, you'll have one of your best meals!

8. Bigaro Dos

Saly Coulang | Saly Koulang, Mbour 00000, Senegal Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations International Lunch, Dinner +221 77 884 18 83
Excellent
71%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Bigaro Dos

Reviewed By JCNMontfermeil - montfermeil

un endroit qu'il faut absolument connaître,une cuisine parfaite que des produit frais ,l’accueil est sympathique et l'endroit idéale pour passer un bon moment .N’hésitez pas à y aller

9. Restaurant Chez Paule

Residence Natangue | Saly Niakh Niakhal - A 100 M de L'hotel Neptune, Mbour, Senegal Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi International Dinner HK$39 - HK$110 +221 77 789 60 03
Excellent
45%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Restaurant Chez Paule

Nice quiet and well-kept restaurant. Air-conditioned room. Free WIFI. The rear Terrace overlooking pool and beautiful garden. international cuisine , varied, tasty , traditional and adaptable to your wishes. The order and market products , it offers you to prepare what can make you happy and who is not on the map. The ideal place to have a good time in a friendly. Open from 11.30 to 15.30 and from 19.30 to 23.30 Closed Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

Reviewed By philipperibonnet - Brussels, Belgium

We stopped chez Paule on our way to Sine-Saloum. As the place had been recommended to us, expectations were high but we were not disappointed! My friend ordered shrimps and I took the zebu filet, we were both very pleased by the quality of ingredients and the preparation. Dishes are served perfectly, meat cooked exactly as ordered, sides a true plus. I took crêpes flambées for dessert and my friend a cherry tiramisu, both excellent! Service with a smile and a nice talk with the owner made this a very nice experience. Something you do not want to miss if your travels make you go to la petite côte or further to Sine-Saloum.

10. Le Restaurant Keparanga

Saly Joseph | Hotel Keparanga, Mbour, Senegal European, Italian, French, Chinese, Belgian Lunch, Dinner +221 33 957 80 00
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Le Restaurant Keparanga

Reviewed By Christophe M - Paris

With a large group of colleagues we went at Keparanga. Dozens of grilled lobsters were grilled on a giant barbecue. Plus gambas, monkfish, beef filet, suckling pig skewers. And South African wines. We had a pleasant dinner by the "lagoon" swimming pool.

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