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Les Copains d'Abord

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Waterfront, Rue Suffren, Mahebourg, Mauritius
230 6319728
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food, magnificent view

a very nice and relaxing meal right on the Mahebourg waterfront - lovely ambience. The second best Mauritian food we tried on the island (Best was Canne a Sucre in Flic En Flac). Restaurant was just busy enough, but not noisy. Lovely outside seating with view over harbour. Food was very good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Dubai, UAE
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dubai, UAE
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

a very nice and relaxing meal right on the Mahebourg waterfront - lovely ambience. The second best Mauritian food we tried on the island (Best was Canne a Sucre in Flic En Flac). Restaurant was just busy enough, but not noisy. Lovely outside seating with view over harbour. Food was very good - traditional creole style sausages absolutely delicious, curries... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were in Mahebourg for Christmas Eve, and this place was offering venison. What to say? Over-priced and really bland food pitched at euro-pallets. We had much more fun and much better value at local places like The Kimberley.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good food and great scenery. Centrally placed down at the harbour. Nice service and a lot to choose from.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The most expensive spot in Mahebourg, we literally had a few beers only to get a bill that shocked the daylight out of us. This place insists you pay cash and charges 3 x the average price of a local beer! Felt like we were ripped off badly which leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Would hate to know... More 

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Rotterdam
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a nice and relaxing diner (very quiet in the restaurant). The food was fine and the wine glasses nicely filled. The only thing that we found a bit overpriced, were the starters. We had a simple palm salad, which was pretty much the same price as the curry for the main course.

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Bucharest, Romania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Vinaye was one of the best we`ve had on the island, and location is really wonderful. Correct prices also

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Bodrum, Turkey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stumbled on this place and delighted we did. Superb menu selection with many French/Mauritian/Seafood dishes and the Crab Gratin was out of this world. To be remembered for a long time. Service very pleasant - karaoke entertainment slightly unnecessary!

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Mauritius
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

First night there was perfect including the old Mauritian and French songs from yesteryear. Mauritian Starters A1. Good meal with deer and boar. Second night we overdid the Mauritius starters and we had no appetite left but food was excellent including sea food gratin. Bit of a bohemian or laissez faire ambiance. .pleasant Definitely worth one visit. ..

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Good choice of dishes - I was accompanied by a Mauritienne who approved of the variety of local and global choices. Chips were the best I've eaten in years. Desserts delicious. Prices seemed fair to me - I wasn't paying. The live singing was pleasant - we were seated outside; don't know if it would have been intrusive inside.

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had an excellent meal at a nice location. When the bill came we had an unplesant surprise. The bill was twice what we expected. When we checked it we noticed that our dessert was charged three times and that the total amount was 600 rupees higher than anything we found on the check. When we spoke to the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront, Rue Suffren, Mahebourg, Mauritius
  • Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Grand Port District  >  Mahebourg
  • Phone Number: 230 6319728

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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