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Mosquito Coast

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$$ - $$$
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Hoogpoort 28, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 224 37 20
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Ghent, Belgium
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397 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

For a so called international place which incorporates world cuisine the food we had was really bland. Chili con carne should have some chili in it hence the name and the pasta dish was very bland too even the chorizo was quite tasteless. Friendly place but in future we'll just go there for a drink.

Thank markhebbelinck
Richmond, Canada
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

I had walked by here a couple of times and it looked busy and cozy so stopped in for dinner with a friend. Tasty beer, good food and good service.

Thank helenrichmond
Zagreb, Croatia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I like the place since it has really nice atmosphere and it's very international. The downside was that it was toooo loud and too hot on the upper floor. Food was very tasty, but maybe a bit expensive for student budget. All in all, I would recommend it. There were some problems during our visit, all the lights and music... More 

Thank Lorena1906
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Found this place, recommended to me by my brother. Spacious and clean. Good ambiance. Comfortable seating. Good range of beers. Will return again when in Town.

Thank Pourubat
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Very crowded and very good vibes in this eatery, be aware that you cannot reserve. 18h is the kitchen open. Be on time, drink some nice cocktails. Fair prices. Not lots of tourists, always a good sign. Portions are OK.

Thank holyday4ever
Sydney, Australia
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Quite a limited lunch menu. Tapas menu in the evening has more choices. We had Scampi Andalusia style & lamb burger. Cool vibe and chilled music. Cosy ambiance with different seating areas. Specials were in Dutch only and the waiter couldn't translate for us...a friendly person at the next table kindly helped us out :)

Thank Paudge
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a drink, based largely on the interesting interior. The service was slow, and fairly impersonal, but non the less we enjoyed our visit. I would go back.

Thank Chelsea J
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Probably a good bar, but we had the unpleasant experience of being waited on by the rudest waiter I have had the displeasure of meeting.

Thank Giuliano B
Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

If you're looking for great food and cocktails, this is one of the best places to be in Ghent. Variated menu with dishes from all over the world and big portions compared to most restaurants in Belgium. Especially the vegetarian/vegan dishes are recommendable and the tiramisu is to die for. However, the quality in service has become worse over the... More 

Thank Dieter V
United Kingdom
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166 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

It's very easy to find somewhere which serves pizza, pasta or Ghent stew at €20 a pop, but if you want to go somewhere where you'll be served something more interesting and eclectic and maybe even for less than €20, I recommend Mosquito Coast. Fantastic, colourful decor with lots of comfortable seating and full of people. It's a very popular... More 

Thank jospanner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $58
Belgian, Bar, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoogpoort 28, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 224 37 20

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?