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La Calebasse

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$$ - $$$
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Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles, above Art Afrik, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 860 69 47
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12:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Montreal, Quebec
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, full of art and craft (on sale too), with a live band (but not too noisy). Food is OK (the salads at the beginning of the meal are a bit bland), but nothing special. till a great place to have a chill out evening with friends.

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Thank Stephane G
Dakar, Senegal
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was not so special. And a bit expensive. The setting was quite nice and interior was decorated in good African taste. The staff were quite friendly. And service was good. Not really a place for vegetarians

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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

They were out of beef and chicken. At 8pm. On a Saturday?!! We ended up having the mixed grill as a large platter of dried out lamb. Our waitress would disappear for long periods and rush to take orders or deliver food. The ambience, which is very African hut-ish and accented with art pieces was great.The music made up for... More 

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Thank Biba H
Dakar, Senegal
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The place itself, and the fact that there is live music almost every night, is more interesting than the food. The building is also an art gallery, with traditional and contemporary art, almost all is for sale. The rooftop terras is nice and the personnel is very friendly and well dressed!

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Thank tomvanmourik
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Totally amazed, the earth tones of this place remindes me of good autumn.... Beautiful place to forget everything in the winter.

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Thank Alex M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I loved everything, the people, African music, the place ! I was looking for some Senegalese food, and the owner even gave me some little for me to try before the final order! And the food was so delicious!

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Thank Germana D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I have been to gospel night twice now. The food has been really good both times. They have a fixed menu on gospel night, which is on Thursdays. My only complaint is that the gospel singing starts late and is over very quickly.

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Thank Anna G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The good is good, but not special, and far above market prices. The setting is lovely; not only the artwork on display, but the breezy room with great panoramic views of les mamelles, ocean, etc. Service was extremely friendly and solicitous, but also often absent (the kitchen, and apparently even water and other drinks, is two floors below, so with... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Nice people, good food, well prepared, and all at a reasonable price. Lunch is ala carte, and dinner is often whatever they're serving. I've had nothing but great food there, and the ambiance is great. Live music many nights of the week. Friendly owner came over to say hi and thank us for visiting. Very much worth the trip down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a great find! Randomly came across it and was surprised at the amazing live music and atmosphere. Their beef was the beat I've had in West Africa. It is a bit pricy though, but worth the money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles, above Art Afrik, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 860 69 47

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?