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“Value place for cheap food” 3 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 #18 of 43 restaurants in Cotonou
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Value place for cheap food”
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.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
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 had rabbit and jollof rice. my family fish and rice.

all good, good portions and nice service. for some reason me being white makes it all easier. unfortunately the colonisation damages can still be felt in west africa.

i'm not sure i will go back but i might. we spent CFA 10.000, £12.00.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Fine”
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

Visited June 2012
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Hereford UK
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
79 helpful votes 79 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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Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 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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