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El Sol Gambia

Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi, Serekunda 1000, Gambia
+220 632 0000
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (11 reviews)
“pescado” (3 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi, Serekunda 1000, Gambia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great evening here. The staff is lovely and the food is good. The burrito was a little small, which was a pity. But the fajitas were great and there's plenty!

Thank Floorbreaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crazy waiters and lovely food. Been back 3 times cos it’s sooo nice. Attention to detail is great n the owner is most pleasant

Thank tinick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant, attentive staff, plenty of choice in tapas. Tapas are a good choice if you're not very hungry, different nice small dishes. Other dishes are also very good. Chocolate dessert is to die for.

1  Thank Esther L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were accustomed to the very high standards of Scala and the attention to detail it provides. We have visited El Sol twice and the food is incredible. We could share our eating experience between the Scala and El Sol for the entire fortnight. We...More

1  Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Senegambia is better known for pizza and overcooked fish, chicken, and yazza. Here's a bright, clean, Mexican restaurant with a good bar - they make a fine marguerita- and varied menu. I had the pescada Vericruz, made with barracuda, a little dry, with at tasty,...More

1  Thank MuzunguViejo
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Disappointing food. Steak cooked and served with 6 whole unpeeled garlics ........ why ? This is an attractive restuarant. Staff not very attentive we kept having to wave to get attention and given it was quiet probably would not come when they are busy. Overall...More

Thank Neil C
MehdiELSOL, Owner at El Sol Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Good day Sir , the steak you are describing is called steak emiliano and is actually served with roasted unpeeled garlic as described on the menu, we are sorry that it was not to your taste . You could have asked for the manager to...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

Just came back from Senegambia. After walking a couple of 100m's along a "dark" side-street of the "strip" you will arrive at El Sol, a very nice Mexican restaurant. Excellent food, excellent service, most friendly owners and staff and a bit away from the "hectic"...More

2  Thank fonzarelli2017
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Visited this place 3 times whilst we were here int eh gambia, 1 st meal was spicy chicken, came out on kebab skewers very nice , other half had peppered steak the larger option (obviously) ... then our next 2 visits was peppered steak its...More

1  Thank anjpink
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

had heard great feedback so thought we would give it a try. so glad we did. absolutely gorgeous quesadillas. would go back again. fantastic sevice from Alaghie.

Thank Claire E
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

The service was good, the wine list was reasonable, the ambience was nice......the food was ok, if a bit light on portion sizes. Our visit though was spoiled by a con attempt as we were leaving the restaurant.....the person who had given us the restaurant...More

3  Thank BubbleKent
MehdiELSOL, Owner at El Sol Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2017

We are really sorry to hear about your inconvenience at El Sol, but we can guarantee you that the person who approached you was definitely not one of our staff. Most probably is someone who collected some of our flyers that are exposed outside the...More

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Questions & Answers
March 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from MehdiELSOL | Property representative |
Hi . Sorry but apart from the waiters we have in the restaurant we have no outside (customer man) ... These are the usual bumpsters that try to fool the tourists .
March 2, 2017|
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Response from pedrito65 | Reviewed this property |
He was probably a bumster trying his luck. Politely but firmly say no and walk away.
July 28, 2015|
Response from MehdiELSOL | Property representative |
Hello, We are located 500 meters approx away from both Senegambia beach hotel and Kairaba beach hotel, on the main coastal road . Coming from Senegambia strip turn to your left . Please check our web site for more info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Senegambia Area | Opposite Holiday Beach Club Hotel, Kololi, Serekunda 1000, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Serekunda  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 632 0000
  • E-mail
El Sol, Mexican Cuisine & Beyond is a restaurant serving modern Mexican and international food in a trendy and cosy setting at affordable prices. Located in the Senegambia area 50 steps away from Aquarius Night Club Kololi. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails at our bar or have some tapas and drinks on our terrace. We are now also open for lunch with a new menu of light bites, salads, burgers, sandwiches and some of our best tapas.
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