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San Toro

Route de Koulikoro 169 | Hippodrome, Bamako, Mali
+223 91 31 00 00
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hibiscus” (4 reviews)
“kora” (7 reviews)
“culture” (4 reviews)
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Route de Koulikoro 169 | Hippodrome, Bamako, Mali
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

San Toro is situated in Hippodrome area at Bamako. This restaurant displays cultural and ancestral glimpse of Mali. Tourist can enjoy who want to taste local cuisines.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank PankajP959
Reviewed 24 October 2017

It is hard to remember that you are in the middle of one of the fastest growing cities in Africa as you walk through San Toro's courtyard to the restaurant. The ambiance is immediately tranquil and relaxing. The artwork in the courtyard (modern welded sculptures)...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Good local food, amazing ambiance, taking exquisite inspiration from Mali's rich cultural past (complete with live kora music). I like the fact that, because of how the place was laid out, one is in one of the busiest and noisiest parts of Bamako yet suddenly...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank ridrissa
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Having read about it I was determined to make sure I dined here this time, and it was all good! The restaurant and its courtyard and other buildings have such a serenity about them that its hard to believe its all in the middle of...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Maximuslk
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Good tasty traditional food.. Nice space.. Good service.. Amazing prices..... Yet closes early... Loved it a lot the live traditional music.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank pheraonaa
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The food and drinks, as well as the décor, are inspired by the historical roots of Mali culture. The best part is the ambiance.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank MAF17
Reviewed 23 July 2016

San Toro is a great place to dine with family and friends and perhaps even for dates. Great ambiance...great local food and if you are lucky, you get to hear the wonderful local Malian music with the small music events that take place there. Safe...More

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Amfo C
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Malian dishes here are always dependably good, and there is often good music events. But it's a little pricey, and the ambiance leaves something to be desired--it's super bright lights and no or very quiet music (unless there's a concert), feels like everyone can...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank JulieK1134
Reviewed 24 May 2016

San Toro is a great place to bring visitors, with its delicious local food prepared in a way that most westerners can stomach, and fantastic ambience. There's usually live music. Service can be slow but you don't mind it because it's so nice to be...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank GeekNomad
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We had been to many "french" styles restaurant so San Toro's menu was an interesting change. Note, they do not serve alcohol but delicious juices. The food was amazingly delicious with light spices (or stronger if you want). Musicians were playing local music. I would...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank TheChouchous
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route de Koulikoro 169 | Hippodrome, Bamako, Mali
  • Location: Africa  >  Mali  >  Bamako
  • Phone Number: +223 91 31 00 00
  • E-mail
San Toro is a well known restaurant in the center of Bamako with 20 years of history. Koffi Annan and the current King of The Netherlands are well known visitors. The food and the characteristic decoration are traditional African. The grilled fish and meat have an excellent reputation like the delicious local juices. The large garden and paillote offer excellent opportunities for meetings and seminars. Alcohol is not served.
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