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Bistro Restaurant Bafing

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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good50%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (3 reviews)
“fast service” (2 reviews)
“the owner” (2 reviews)
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Bamako, Mali
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

This restaurant is an institution for all the expats and wise malian people who live in Bamako. The owner of the restaurant make his duty to propose local vegetables, meat and fish, matching the highest desires at a very low price. Welcome is very friendly,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank michel c
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Met colleagues for lunch, everyone enjoyed the dish they chose, good food with good service, won't hesitate to return.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank mark_id
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place offers quality food, fast service, very reasonable prices, in a comfortable Malian atmosphere. We take people here all the time!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Jennifer2838
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I'm not a big fan of the restaurant, although it's mix of Malian, West African regional and European dishes always provides something enjoyable and tasty. Meals can be a bit uneven, although the owner seeks out the freshest ingredients that he can find and is...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Sweetbriar15
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Eaten here so many times and never had an issue. Food is cheap but great and always receive fast service. Only problem is trying to leave when the cold drinks keep coming. Awesome!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Emptysea
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Want to do the meal Malian style? This is a great venue where you don't have to be worry about getting a Bamako Belly. Their beef steak is very popular.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank thillmanfin
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed eating at this little restaurant. I really like the brochettes. They are very friendly and helpful. It's my dad's favorite restaurant. The prices are very reasonable, too.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank dbowers07
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I'm there at least 4 times per week. Not complicated, simple and good food. I eat there since January 2015, never had a problem, thing that I can't say about the other big restaurants in Bamako. Service is ... African :)

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Stefan B
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Eclectic mix of Malians, expats and visitors, not the best food around but descent for the price range. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Rodolphe V
Reviewed 21 October 2015

If you want to play e-coli roulette, go ahead. I ate here and got very sick. I should have known, given the dozens of flies that would not leave me alone, but with the positive reviews I figured I couldn't go wrong. I had the...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Canuckker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bamako, Mali
  • Location: Africa  >  Mali  >  Bamako
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