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“Not impressed”
Review of Chez Maman Benin

Chez Maman Benin
Ranked #52 of 80 Restaurants in Cotonou
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Went yesterday with wife and mother in law, both beninise. i always trust them, they never mess around with food.

there is a large sort of hot buffet section where you choose your food before seating down. no ac but large ceiling fans which makes it slightly more bearable. heat and humidity here are not to be taken lightly.

i had rabbit and jollof rice. my family fish and rice.

all good, good portions and nice service. for some reason me being white makes it all easier. unfortunately the colonisation damages can still be felt in west africa.

i'm not sure i will go back but i might. we spent CFA 10.000, £12.00.

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Thank Enrico S
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Not a very cosy restaurant, food was fine but not exceptional. Maybe a little strange for western tastes (eg. fish and cowskin in a stew). Staff not very helpful, and confusion about whether or not we could sit upstairs. There are much better local restaurants

Thank Frankie D
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Amazing sized portions and well presented, in a self service type environment.
The fish that is produced here was delicious and all menus were local foods, so were spicy but delicious.
I would definitely go back here again for the fried fish..... Awesome!!! I had the jollof rice and fish. Superbly presented and enough for two people.

Thank LezGoLezGo
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

We ate here twice- highly recommend it. Clean, nice staff, lots of choice- very tasty food.

Thank Becky H
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

Chez Mama Benin is a great place to get good local food in Cotonou. I enjoyed my meal tremendously, although the portions were simply HUGE. Even the beers were HUGE! Which is good and bad as I couldn't possibly eat it all. Delightful salad with fresh avocado, tomato, beans, carrots and potato . . . and so reasonably priced. Highly suggest trying it out if you are in the neighborhood.

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Thank leslievansant
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