L'Escale

L'Escale

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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$34.00 – $69.00
CUISINES
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this restaurant family-friendly?
PRICE RANGE
$34.00 – $69.00
CUISINES
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles31 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Goran Rondovic
Sremski Karlovci6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 friends
It is nice and quite place close to the river. It is quiet different from other restaurants in Bangui, but interestingly African place.
Written 22 June 2018
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577march
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 business
During my stay in Bangui I made sure I ordered this delicious local dish in advance not to miss it for lunch. Seriously delicious!!! It beats any I had in Kinshasa. True the place is not fancy but I don't expect more taking in consideration the local situation
Written 5 March 2018
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Maurizia-Ramzi
Lecce58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 friends
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
Written 25 April 2017
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Renata Pretti
Lisbon7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
I absolutely love L'Escqle'sMaboke, hands down the best one in Bagui. The ambiance is very relaxing and the proprietaire Jacques is super nice. Try also the fried mushrooms if is the time of the year :) Go early because the service can take a while
Written 22 November 2020
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Nick
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 none
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....
Written 19 March 2017
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Ale_Shoji
Rio de Janeiro203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 friends
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.
Written 30 November 2016
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Fra
369 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 friends
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 the kitchen, too.
Written 31 August 2016
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Cassandra C
Oslo19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 business
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 from hotel food!
Written 10 June 2016
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tiralb
Tirana216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 friends
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 - and to know the owner quite well. The seating is virtually all outdoor. The indoor spaces look very unappealing. Service is basic, but acceptable. The food is good but not spectacular - unless you consider that this is one of the few restaurants catering to the international community in Bangui that serves delicacies such as boa. The maboke of capitaine is a much safer choice, and always good if not outstanding.
Written 8 May 2016
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JoeTennis1
Bamako11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 friends
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 brought out one thing long after another. For some reason, twice, I was not able to get coffee. However, the music is consistently great, if a little loud. If you like or want to try Central African foods but don't want to venture away from the few "expat approved" restaurants in Bangui, L'Escale is probably your best bet. They have a selection of local meats and things wrapped in banana leaves that got my Central African coworkers' seal of approval.
Written 26 September 2015
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Nadiatumaini
72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 business
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 fish and cooked in banana leaves, I suggest the curry variety) and sometimes you can even find Python and crocodile. Enjoy
Written 15 August 2015
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Ximena C
Portland22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 business
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.
Written 1 January 2015
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christian g
Kampala9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 friends
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 and lightly pan fried Nile perch fillet is simply perfect, with or - even better for me - without butter sauce. Shall I mention the Maboke, a receipt "from the forest" : A mix of onion and herbs, tomatoes and fish all wrapped and steamed in an aromatic leaf. The very best you can have in Bangui. Before turning your back on the place, try also : the "friture" fried smelts sprinkled with garlic and parsley, the steack of local beef, and the stewed pidgeon,
Written 3 April 2014
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amore64
Valencia431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 solo
The food was quite delicious. The African specialties like the Maboke fish was really good (see the picture). Delicious fish brochette (capitain). The setting is very nice, overlooking the river Oubangui. With friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A must when in Bangui.
Written 12 March 2013
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SunshineGi
Washington DC88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011 none
The restaurant is located slightly outside the town center. A small patio out front has a few tables but the huge beach shacky vibe in the back is where its at. There is a live band that plays decent tunes on Saturday nights. The food was quite delicious. The African specialties like the Maboke fish with curry was really good. They also have some adventurous options on the menu like crocodile meat that I wasn't brave enough to try. Overall a good place to get some interesting food at night
Written 6 March 2011
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