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“Excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Maman Benin

Chez Maman Benin
Rue 201A, Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
21 32 33 38
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Ranked #23 of 47 Restaurants in Cotonou
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Hereford UK
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
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.

Visited February 2012
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Clean & lots of choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

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

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“chez mama benin - tres bien”
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 suggest trying it out if you are in the neighborhood.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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abuja
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
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 cutlery are about to finish and not make customers have to pay for their shortcomings.
Besides this, the environment was clean, the food was good. I would go back.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lugano, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellence of Beninoise Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

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

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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