Nouadhibou Food Guide: 9 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Nouadhibou

August 9, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Nouadhibou (Arabic: نواذيبو‎; formerly Port-Étienne) is the second largest city in Mauritania and serves as a major commercial centre. The city itself has about 118,000 inhabitants expanding to over 140,000 in the larger metropolitan area, a total of nearly 95% of the entire regional population and is the country's economic capital. It is situated on a 65-kilometre peninsula or headland called Ras Nouadhibou, Cap Blanc, or Cabo Blanco, of which the western side, with the city of La Güera, is part of Western Sahara. Nouadhibou is consequently located merely a couple of kilometres from the border between Mauritania and Western Sahara. Its current mayor is Mohamed Fadel ould Aboubekrine.

1. Le prince du desert

Carrefour Socogim | Premier robinet, Nouadhibou, Mauritania 00222 575 00 28
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Le prince du desert

Reviewed By jadakaratar - dakar

Excellent Restaurant ,accueil trés agréable,personnel qualifié
son propriétaire Mohamed ould Soulé par son expérience peut vous aider pour découvrir la mauritanie.
Prix trés raisonnable un repas complet vous coûte 09 euros
Nous le recommandons à tous les voyageurs

2. Monaco

Boulevard Maritime | Bp628, Nouadhibou 222, Mauritania Seafood, Fast Food, International, Barbecue, European, Healthy, Romanian Lunch, Dinner +222 25 02 09 55
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Monaco

Reviewed By SpursEddie - Lindford

I have eaten here many times, the food is really very good, a mix of french, and romanian. but they'll also do some really good local food (They even BBQ'd camel for us one time, on request). The ladies that run it are SO FRIENDLY and warm. I love coming to this restaurant.

3. El Quijote

Nouadhibou, Nouadhibou, Mauritania European, Spanish +222 44 99 27 53
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

El Quijote

Reviewed By greenthunder78 - Puerto del Rosario, Spain

El menú está bien, recomendable por supuesto el pescado aunque hay que avisar con tiempo si va a comer mucha gente, si no quieres que se te quede el pescado a medio hacer.
El postre recomendado es "La Maripepa", típico postre canario preparado por la dueña que es natural de las islas afortunadas.

4. Tako

Nouadhibou, Nouadhibou, Mauritania European Dinner
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Tako

Reviewed By Tuna_8148 - Bodrum, Turkey

It is owned by a spanish gentleman. Fried shrimps with garlic and red pepper were great. You can find beer, too.

5. Restaurant Galloufa

No 7 Boulevard Maritime, Nouadhibou, Mauritania Television Seafood Dinner +222 22 16 87 79
Excellent
19%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Restaurant Galloufa

Reviewed By Trave1Bandit - Porto, Portugal

This place is run by a Galician Couple, who have been here for about 5 years (I think). In Nouadhibou, choices for meals are scares, and walking around in the dark is definitely something that you want to avoid – especially alone. This place, being right next to the hotel (about 10 meters away), suited me fine, so I ate here on the few days of my stay. This is what I can attest to:
POSITIVE POINTS:
Food quality – for a European – is acceptable. Not a fine dining place, but a decent meal, at a very decent price. As mentioned, I had a few meals here, and I am pleased to say everything is as expected. I cannot fault the food in this place, and therefore say that it is a decent choice in this town.
Prices are reasonable, with food I ate, averaging about 7 to 10 EURO a meal, including a soft drink.
Now, this is Nouadhibou, and alcohol is very limited. In this place, you do have the possibility of having wine / beer, and other beverages that you will find in Europe. However, these are really expensive… I suppose that it is due to the laws in Mauritania. Bottle of nice red wine will set you back about 30 to 35 EURO, while a beer will set you back about 5 to 6 EURO. Expensive, YES… but at least a choice you have. Soft drinks, on the other hand are really cheap.
The décor is basic, but I do think that it is reasonably clean, and has a nice atmosphere, mainly with European people coming here.
Ohhh yes… staff is friendly, and service is fast.
NEGATIVE POINTS:
I mentioned above that it is reasonably clean… and stress the word – REASONABLY. I do think that they can do better.
Another point that I would mention, is the fact that they should invest in updating the place. It is looking tired and overtake by time. I think it is time to upgrade this place, to up my rating next time I am back.
SUMMING UP:
Being so close to the hotel, this is a good choice for a decent meal.
I will come back.

6. Rio NDB

Nouadhibou, Mauritania Diner +222 46 37 77 87
Rio NDB

7. Restaurant La Paillote

212 Boulevard Maritime, Nouadhibou, Mauritania Italian, Seafood, International, Spanish, Grill HK$24 - HK$102
Excellent
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100%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 3 reviews

Restaurant La Paillote

Reviewed By Stefano P - Fano, Italy

In mezzo a tanti ristoranti spagnoli a Nouadhibou, un buon ristorante italiano non guasta di certo. Menù ricco di pesce, ottima l'insalata di mare ed i calamari alla romana (in pratica calamari fritti). Prezzi contenuti: si mangia con 10 euro.

8. Restaurante Monaco

Avenue Maritime, Nouadhibou, Mauritania Spanish HK$78 - HK$196 +222 25 02 09 55

Restaurant whith mediterranean, african and indian cuisine

9. Meson Espana

S/N Carretera Bagdad, | à côté du nouvel hôpital de la SNIM, Nouadhibou 806, Mauritania Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, Seafood, European, Spanish Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$33,794 - HK$112,635 +222 22 40 62 07
Meson Espana

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