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chez Loutcha

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101 Rue Mousse Diop, Dakar, Senegal
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Cairns, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had anticipated a great dining experience at this restaurant. However from start to finish, it was a poor experience in all respects. The ladies waiting the tables have no idea and have not been trained correctly. They are not watching customers and are so slow to attend for everything. So much so we had to get up and chase them... More 

Thank DianneMuriel
urecane, Gérant at chez Loutcha, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write a comment. we re sorry that you didn t appreciate the previous review we ll do our best to let the client and condé nast travel journal Now about it our restaurant is divided into 5 parts and each part has one waiter or waitress,it s impossible that you chase the waitress... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will do a review of the actual restaurant once I go in November - and I'm really looking forward to it! - but I'm leaving this now to let someone know that the website shown on this page is not correct - it goes to someone else's hotel and restaurant in Spain. Also, please note that this restaurant is... More 

Thank Annarose816
urecane, Gérant at chez Loutcha, responded to this review

hello, thank you for your comment,we are honour to be among the 5 AFRICAN restautants chosen by CONDE NAST TRAVEL. CHEZ LOUTCHA DAKAR DOES NOT HAVE A WEBSITE nor a hotel.but we do have a website for CHEZ LOUTCHA CAPE VERDE for the hotel and the 2 restaurants one in the center and the other one by the beach of... More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The ambiance great. I loved how i could see my food being prepared. The whole scenery was different and a great experience.

Thank Alex M
Rome, Italy
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71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Luckily, we made it in to Chez Loutcha on the last night of July, just before the restaurant would close for the entire month of August. Nice atmosphere with huge, tasty portions. Extensive menu makes choosing difficult. I think you would probably want to eat at this place more than once in order to be able to try as many... More 

2 Thank BobB3
urecane, Manager at chez Loutcha, responded to this review

hi dear this made us so happy to read, and it s so nice to have that appreciated. glad to hear you liked yours meals. we can t wait to welcome you again some time More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This has been my favorite stop. You eat more than your small budget can deliver. I promise you can never finish the meal. I eat the best local meals here and even transiting through Dakar I take a quick stop to eat some Thiebou diene

3 Thank Jerry277
urecane, Manager at chez Loutcha, responded to this review

dear what a wonderful testimony to our restaurant. we ve all worked hard to create authentic,delicious dishes,and it s wonderful to hear we have accomplished that goal. we hope you ll join us again for more More 

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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Closed on Sundays, I went there for the first time on Saturday and the place was busy, I was waiting for a friend to join for dinner, I was hungry and decided to order a starter. The menu is quite extensive and, as such, expect that some of the dish are not available ( not the season...) which was the... More 

3 Thank Albkk
urecane, Manager at chez Loutcha, responded to this review

we re happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently glad we could be there for you . i know, we can impress you even more,though,and we d love that chance in the future if you re ever in the erea again. More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Great African restaurant in the heart of downtown. It has a ridiculous amount of menu options. I always order a cap-verdean dish, being that the owners are from Cap Vert. Go early or you won't have a seat. I will say that sometime they are so busy that I feel like I'm bothering the servers to ask for the check... More 

1 Thank Anna G
urecane, Manager at chez Loutcha, responded to this review

hello it s wonderful to hear our cap verdean dish impressed you during your visits.but we re concern to hear about the service issue.next time please talk to the managers.they re always around to satisfy the clients we ll definitely be looking into. hope you ll come back and gives us another try.we know we can show you true 4... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Nice setting- it was slightly tricky to find for a tourist as it's easy to walk past if you don't know what to look for. The staff were brilliant - great customer service. The fish was very tasty

3 Thank Jemma E
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

This place was so good, I came back twice more! The food and drink are cheap, the portions are large and the meals are hearty. I'd highly recommend. Everytime I came I had the mafe poulet, which was completely delicious. I can't vouch for the other meals, but if you love mafe (and peanuts) as much as me, you're in... More 

2 Thank annafbarker
Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Chez Loutcha got a rave review in the Bradt Guide & so is full of other tourists. We literally saw no other customers than our fellow conference-goers. That weirdness aside, the food did not disappoint. Service is friendly &, by Dakar standards, pretty efficient. Food is affordable & tasty, & the atmosphere isn't bad at all. A great evening out.

1 Thank sixthgentexan
urecane, Gérant at chez Loutcha, responded to this review

hi as you mention the place to watch white people eat senegalese food and further down we littery saw no other customer where were the white people ??? from juin 06 it s ramadam thank you for your visit More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $14
African, European, Cajun & Creole
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Rue Mousse Diop, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: 338210302

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