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L'Escale

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing antelope and maboke

Well Bangui is not a cozy and touristic place but if you are looking for a restaurant, where to eat something special, you should come here! I have eaten a good antelope (watch out to find out small bullets), maboke (a traditional dish done with fish and cooked in banana leaves, I suggest the curry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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English first
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Well Bangui is not a cozy and touristic place but if you are looking for a restaurant, where to eat something special, you should come here! I have eaten a good antelope (watch out to find out small bullets), maboke (a traditional dish done with fish and cooked in banana leaves, I suggest the curry variety) and sometimes you can... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am not sure about the safety of the food but it has good fish. If you don't mind exploring the cuisine there and maybe get a slight stomach ache you try their specialties, you won't regret them.

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I know. The place looks shabby. As if gang of thugs had been living in it for months. Yet, please have a seat, order your food taste and see the beautiful view to the river. Unlike in other places serving it, l'Escale's snow-white ably cut and lightly pan fried Nile perch fillet is simply perfect, with or - even better... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The food was quite delicious. The African specialties like the Maboke fish was really good (see the picture). Delicious fish brochette (capitain). The setting is very nice, overlooking the river Oubangui. With friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A must when in Bangui.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

The restaurant is located slightly outside the town center. A small patio out front has a few tables but the huge beach shacky vibe in the back is where its at. There is a live band that plays decent tunes on Saturday nights. The food was quite delicious. The African specialties like the Maboke fish with curry was really good.... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2009

The setting is nice, with good outdoor seating (albeit a bit noisy when the generator is running), and the atmospehe is relaxed and friendly. Service leaves a lot to be desired, but the friendliness of ths staff makes up for it. The menu includes African and international specialities, and some of the dishes are very good, especially those based on... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: , Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Location: Africa  >  Central African Republic  >  Bangui

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 42
  • Cuisine: Pub

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