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La Calebasse

Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles., Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 860 69 47
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (7 reviews)
“poulet” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles., Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived, nobody was at the reception to tell us the restaurant was on the 2nd floor... After taking a seat, the menu was given to us, so we made our choices... The servant came and when taking our orders, notified us that all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SambaSid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants I have been in Dakar. The service was nice and friendly. We opted for the 3-course menu option that included a tasty appetizer, main meal ofa chicken plus fish dish with French fries, cuscus and plantain, and a desert of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shuaitto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lotte for my main dish which was very well made but they put a lot of cardamon in all the dishes so this is something to be aware and ask in advance if you dont want it. The restuarant is a bit pricey...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Monika M
Reviewed October 20, 2018

My first time in Dakar and was taken here by a local colleague. Food was okay although I suspect we could have selected better dishes so will not be judgemental there. However, the star attraction was an outstanding choir performing for the evening. Music is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank graemerk
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Have been there several times and always happy with the quality of the food and the diversity of the menu. One day they had a gospel chorale and it was absolutely lovely.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mouna_221
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

If you want to enjoy some good food after visiting a art house, this is definitely the place to go. We had a very good dinner there. The service was very warm and the value for money certified !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Success2018
Reviewed October 12, 2018

La Calebasse offers the best Thiof i have eaten so far in Dakar, with wonderful spices and garlic. the waitresses are lovely and warm and go the extra mile, they have a real camaraderie and are really nice. The music is always wonderful, different live...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank haydee b
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

My Discover Senegal Tour Group enjoyed a great evening of food and entertainment at La Calabasa. The restaurant/art shop is beautifully decorated with carvings, masks, jewelry, dolls, clothes and more! It was a potpourri of all things African! The hostesses were culturally dressed and looked...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Departure301083
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Great fun night out, there was a 10 person gospel performance the night we went, fantastic music and singing. Provided a lovely vegetarian meal, great starters and sides, recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JeniF19
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The food is decent, plenty and the prices very reasonable. However, the location next to a busy road does not create a cosy atmosphere and the menu lack original and interesting African dishes - you get the same chicken, prawn and fish combinations as everywhere...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Urszula S
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September 9, 2015|
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Response from 70TucsonTom | Reviewed this property |
Small restaurant with great ambiance. Dinner was about $20 US including tip. Great seafood! Not to be missed!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles., Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 860 69 47
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