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Chez Maman Benin

Rue 201A, Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
21 32 33 38
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Ranked #22 of 47 Restaurants in Cotonou
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English first
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

If you are hungry enough to try the very local Beninese food you must go there. Specially if you are up for lunch and no time to eat, you can go there to have ready made food. The exterior may may frighten you, but you'll get good and neat food at a reasonable price. The have big fishes and chickens.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Went yesterday with wife and mother in law, both beninise. i always trust them, they never mess around with food. there is a large sort of hot buffet section where you choose your food before seating down. no ac but large ceiling fans which makes it slightly more bearable. heat and humidity here are not to be taken lightly. i... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Not a very cosy restaurant, food was fine but not exceptional. Maybe a little strange for western tastes (eg. fish and cowskin in a stew). Staff not very helpful, and confusion about whether or not we could sit upstairs. There are much better local restaurants

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Hereford UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Amazing sized portions and well presented, in a self service type environment. The fish that is produced here was delicious and all menus were local foods, so were spicy but delicious. I would definitely go back here again for the fried fish..... Awesome!!! I had the jollof rice and fish. Superbly presented and enough for two people.

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Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We ate here twice- highly recommend it. Clean, nice staff, lots of choice- very tasty food.

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Washington DC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Chez Mama Benin is a great place to get good local food in Cotonou. I enjoyed my meal tremendously, although the portions were simply HUGE. Even the beers were HUGE! Which is good and bad as I couldn't possibly eat it all. Delightful salad with fresh avocado, tomato, beans, carrots and potato . . . and so reasonably priced. Highly... More

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abuja
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Excellent food, however I was taking my food away and they insisted they did not have disposable cutlery and I would have to drop some money for them to give me any cutlery to eat with. I felt they should have handled it better and a restaurant like that with so many customers should pay attention to when their disposable... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

Very good, friendly restaurant, good food, great ambient.

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Additional Information about Chez Maman Benin

Address: Rue 201A, Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
Phone Number: 21 32 33 38
Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou

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