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Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
21 31 29 32
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a sumptuous meal of grilled fish, rice, and vegetables prepared the Cotonou style. I enjoyed it though not cheap. The rest of the family enjoyed theirs as well. Located within the center of the city with a local ambience, it is good for a local experience.

Thank Favored4real
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Quiet ambience. The service was good and the food was fresh. Friendly staff... I would definitely go back.

Thank HopeNairobi
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you go alone and not have anyone to chat with, you could be frustrated with the long wait. I visited with my husband and we kept ourselves busy with a game of cards. That being said, food was very good and fresh, so no regrets. We ordered the pili pili chicken and fish...so yummy

Thank Hojijones
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Quite autenthic (although I could not find things like the aguti) rich in variety, taste and spicy! Strongly recommended the visit.

Thank Anna Maria P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food!! Don't go hungry as you will have to wait an hour! We ordered the pili pili chicken, lamb in spinach stew and their version of red gari. Lots of spice, lots of flavour !! Highly recommend for authentic local cuisine. Seriously though waiting till 10pm for our dinner was frustrating

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lagos Nigeria
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

I can't help it. How can I visit Cotonou without lunch or dinner at Pili Pili. When worn begin... The fresh pineapple juice chilled to perfection or the native chicken or fish grilled with all kinds of herbs. Eating in Cotonou isn't like going to a fast food restaurant it's real dining no matter what level the restaurant is. The... More 

Thank ArynAjalaTravel
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1,062 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Nice basic place with outdoor seating and friendly service. Good fresh grilled fish--- huge portion! Recommended!

Thank jenabaindelhi
Nairobi, Kenya
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

When I asked the waiter for pima (a common preparation of grounded green chilis-in the region) he protested in response, saying no we don't do pima here! We do Pili Pili. Off he went and returned with a preparation of their own and proudly announced ..." Ici, les pili pili en question".... This is the signature source that marks the... More 

Thank Kim K
Shanghai, China
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The place is basic but clean and prepares very good grilled fish and grilled beef tongue, among other foods. They serve a variety of local food with usual staples. A lot of mosquitos during the evenings so bring repellent. Very reasonable prices.

Thank LuciaShanghai
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Out of fish (specialty) but I had the chicken bicyclette Very good but a small portion for a big guy, need to add extras to get full

Thank mahdint

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carre 342 quartier Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: 21 31 29 32

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