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L'Escale

Bangui, Central African Republic
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Overview
  • Excellent4%
  • Very good55%
  • Average33%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
25 Apr 2017
“I loved it”
19 Mar 2017
“Sunday Lunches”
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CUISINES
African
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Bangui, Central African Republic
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Perhaps it was the company of the friends that took me there or perhaps it was the deliciousness of the food. In any event, I absolutely loved it

Thank Maurizia-Ramzi
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Moboka or Loboka is the only dish to have, the fish stew in the banana leaves, goi for the curry one. Maybe start with little fried fish. Just watch the hot sauce, bizarrely it's hot....

Thank BS8Boy
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I spent long time waiting for someone bring the menu, than more time for the food, and when it arrived, wasn't that good. Maybe it was an exception, I will try again.

Thank Ale_Shoji
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The place could be nice as that's an open space with some trees not far from the river. Food was bad: meat overcooked, vegetables extremely oily. Staff unpolite and not speaking good french. We waited two hours for the meal. ...Wondering about hygiene conditions of...More

1  Thank Francesca A
Reviewed 10 June 2016

L'Escale is nothing fancy, but the food satisfies and the open-air, candle-lit atmosphere is relaxing. I always get the maboke - a rich, flavorful curried fish or chicken with veg steamed in banana leaf with a side of plantains or rice. It's a nice break...More

Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This restaurant is one of the more unusual places in Bangui. It is located near the river and seems quite popular with the French Embassy and those associated with the French Republic (such as French soldiers). All of these people seem to know each other...More

Thank tiralb
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I've been to L'Escale a few times and each time I'm disappointed. There are a few vegetarian items on the menu but it's been hit or miss whether they are in stock-- including some fairly basic things like egg sandwiches. Orders are often incomplete or...More

1  Thank JoeTennis1
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Well Bangui is not a cozy and touristic place but if you are looking for a restaurant, where to eat something special, you should come here! I have eaten a good antelope (watch out to find out small bullets), maboke (a traditional dish done with...More

1  Thank Nadiatumaini
Reviewed 2 January 2015

I am not sure about the safety of the food but it has good fish. If you don't mind exploring the cuisine there and maybe get a slight stomach ache you try their specialties, you won't regret them.

Thank Ximena C
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I know. The place looks shabby. As if gang of thugs had been living in it for months. Yet, please have a seat, order your food taste and see the beautiful view to the river. Unlike in other places serving it, l'Escale's snow-white ably cut...More

1  Thank christian g
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 42
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Location: Africa  >  Central African Republic  >  Bangui
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