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$9 - $26
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Mexican, Steakhouse
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

Best restaurant in Gambia. Mehdi and his team are simply the best you can find. Mexican cuisine is a mix of taste and sensuality. Try it and your holidays will be speciql

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022

Excited to see "Mexican" food featured at this stylish restaurant. Sadly, the meal and my cocktail did to meet my expectations. A beautifully designed place with a lovely patio & efficient service, I ordered two appetizers to get a feel for the overall quality and...a Classic Margarita. The menu does not really shout 'Mexican' so I ordered cautiously. The margarita arrived quickly - my suspicions confirmed. Tequilla, crushed ice, and a flavor that tasted something like 7-up or a splash lemon soda. Margarita has been my fave cocktail for 40 years and I had never seen one 100% clear. I couldn't stop staring at it - or trying to figure out the flavoring? The appetizers arrived, they were fine; a small tostada and fresh, grilled calamari with garlic. But I could not get past my odd tasting Margarita. This is truly one of the easiest cocktails in the world to mix. I mentioned all of this to my waiter. He quickly replied with a story about lime juice having no color... (blah, blah blah). I looked at my plate and picked up a lime that came with my calamari appetizer. I squeezed into my drink.and instantly, a classic margarita started to appear. The waiter walked away and said he would speak with the bartender. I didn't see him again. A beautiful setting, expensive, but priced fairly for this kind of place, and maybe next time I'll try a steak and a cold beer.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 26, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. Six of us turned up. I had the barracuda, it was great. The sauce was delicious. My friends had other things but we all enjoyed every piece. The waiter was great and very helpful with the wine. We are near to the end...of our fortnight in Gambia and this has been a great find. Thanks for a good eveningMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 17, 2022

My anniversary was totally spoiled. We arrived as a family and were the first through the door. We placed our order by which time there were just a few people. After a half an hour on seeing people being served I enquired about our own...food. The hapless women in charge told me that we did not order starters and that starters take priority. I told her that was totally unacceptable and demanded our food be given priority. Another 30 minutes (now an hour since our order was taken) and still no food. This time the woman was told that we would wait only 10 minutes more before leaving. Still no food so we left with the restaurant demanding immediate payment for drinks. No offer to give us a few free drinks. No sign of the manager. These people simply did not care. Their restaurant was by then full and they were raking in the money. I live in The Gambia and this storey will be told again and again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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MehdiJTA, Owner at El Sol Steakhouse & Mexican Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2022

Hello Paul, Sorry to hear about your bad experience at El Sol, indeed on that day we had a little technical issue in the kitchen that caused us some little delays in our service. It’s a bit sad to see your side of the story...More

Reviewed February 16, 2022 via mobile

A really nice atmosphere, attentive waiters and an attentive floor manager, tasty meals with a good selection on the menu. Will definitely come back.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 9, 2022 via mobile

Excellent restaurant for couples, families alike, fantastic service n very friendly staff. Towels visited twice in the week we were there, love their steaks !!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 8, 2022

First time here, not to be the last. Beef and Chili con Carne very good. Grtz from Belgian customers.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 30, 2022 via mobile

Went to El Sol last night based on previous reviews. Service was quite slow but it was busy when my beef burrito arrived I took one bite to find it was lukewarm. I called a waiter over not the one who had served me &...explained my food wasn’t hot - he said oh cold food I’ll get it warmed and then proceeded to touch the food!!! I said I didn’t want it warmed now & was upset he’d touched the food. I asked for a manager who refused to come out to me but sent a bill for the glass of wine I’d ordered. I did drink the wine paid the bill & left!! Won’t recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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MehdiJTA, Owner at El Sol Steakhouse & Mexican Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2022

Dear Boo5, I am sorry to hear about your experience at El Sol, unfortunately I was not in the restaurant on that day as it most have happened according to your review on the 29th. As for The burrito it’s always a lukewarm dish, our...More

Reviewed January 28, 2022

We ate there on a couple of occasions. Both times the food was excellent. It is at the higher end price wise but worth every penny or should I say Dalasi. The staff were excellent and on the ball.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 26, 2022

Great place to eat. Food was very nice with good service. Vert good waiters. They offer a varied menu not just mexican.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022

Now moved to over the road but still great service and brilliant food Can't go wrong in here Best chilli con carne I've ever had

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021 via mobile

The restaurant has moved again, however, not far from the previous venue. We visited 4 times during our 2 week visit. The menu is not huge however, the food is fantastic as always. The staff are a credit to this resturant. We are looking forward...to visiting again in February.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

A wonderful restaurant Everything about it was wonderful. The door the atmosphere ambiance The staff especially Bakary Bassiru they made us feel very special. What lovely members of staff so polite and friendly I would 100 percent recommend this restaurant a must

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 1, 2021

Not a huge menu but an interesting one with Mexican tapas and and international selection. The service here was very good and supervised by the lady owner, very observant. The food was great and presentation excellent, highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 25, 2021 via mobile

This place has moved again. The new restaurant is very well decorated. Staff are super helpful. If I had a complaint was that the portions are so big. Loverly flavours

Date of visit: November 2021
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Adventure802580
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Response from MehdiJTA | Property representative |
Sorry but we do not sell cider .
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Response from debbieleewoodward | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of what your question actually is - let me know and if I can help it'd be a pleasure! El sol was really good service and food
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Response from MehdiJTA | Property representative |
Hello Barbara . We are closed for the entire month of Ramadan and we will only be open as of the 19th of June.
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Yes, El Sol Steakhouse & Mexican Gambia offers takeout services.

El Sol Steakhouse & Mexican Gambia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5