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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
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Seems a tourist place with ok food

I did not specifically like the place to be honest. Food is Senegalese, but quite average and entertainment is always a question of coice especially if it is so loud you cannot talk over dinner anymore. Too me it felt like a quite touristy place and I would not necessarily return....

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
ClaudiaH H
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I did not specifically like the place to be honest. Food is Senegalese, but quite average and entertainment is always a question of coice especially if it is so loud you cannot talk over dinner anymore. Too me it felt like a quite touristy place and I would not necessarily return....

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Characteristic place: tastefully decorated space, real good food. We visited on a thursday (gospel choir) and had an excellent time., The name of the restaurant was not visible from the outside

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great place for dinner both for the decor, nightly (I think) live music, and not least the food. I really enjoyed sweet potato fries, atchieke, and a vegetarian curry (not on the menu) topped off with a shot of locally-brewed soursop liqueur

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Fredrikstad, Ostfold, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Exciting restaurant with a very special interior where everything is for sale at reasonable prices. The food was the best we had so far in Dakar. African food and very friendly staff. We were fortunate that we got African Gospel Song as well. Prices are reasonable and we will certainly come back and will recommend the place.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We often send friends or business colleagues here for the total experience. The owners and the staff are very friendly. The food is generous and delicious. And leave yourself at least 30 minutes to enjoy the beautiful African art on display. Don't miss this stop while in Dakar.

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Dakar, Senegal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been to La Calebasse on two occasions. One occasion was with my family for my daughter's birthday. The food was excellent and the gospel singers gathered around my daughter and sang happy birthday to her. The second time was with a large group of people. The show was different and the food was good but not excellent. However,... More 

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Cornelius
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

From a recommendation tried La Calebasse for the first time! Great meal, good value and cool breeze from the front room! No surprises, will go back again!

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Dakar, Senegal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Was very surprised at how good La Calebasse was! I had been avoiding it thinking it was a tourist trap but my husband dragged me there for dinner one evening. Service was very good and the food was delicious. What was nice is we were able to taste of little of a lot! I was even more surprised by the... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I was in Dakar for a couple of months and went here twice. It was absolutely the best food and most pleasant dining experience I have ever had. I was there both during and before Ramadan. Before Ramadan, my friends and I were able to enjoy the live entertainment and it was great. While we were there during Ramadan, performances... More 

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Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I invited a group of colleagues for dinner, and asked for a restaurant with good local food. This restaurant was very nice (we were there at gospel night), and the food was also good. service was very fast, the overall experience was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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