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Chez Maman Benin

Rue 201A, Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
+229 21 32 33 38
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good32%
  • Average41%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“dirt road” (2 reviews)
“local food” (3 reviews)
“chickens” (2 reviews)
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Rue 201A, Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This place has been around for a while. I was looking for blokoto which is oxtails with skin. They serve it with palm soup. I also had a side of giant snails. The place is a little upscale for local food as it's been in...More

Thank BuskyBusk
Reviewed 1 April 2017

As we drove pass the guys playing soccer in the middle of the dirt road I searched for some indication of the restaurant, nothing obvious, just a small sign and a narrow entrance to a stairway. After a flight of stair one enters a plain...More

Thank Atravelerad
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I don't know where they got this picture, (white plate, lemon zest, greens) but this place is a hole-in-the-wall local cafeteria-style joint. Which doesn't mean it's bad -- it's not! -- but this is not the right picture! The restaurant is off a main street,...More

Thank Elnok
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Local dishes, good atmosphere, much used by locals for lunch and dinner, also a good place to meet people.

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

So the picture tells it all. Home made. The aroma of the food alone is filling before order is delivered

Thank Jerry277
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Good food. local and international meals. Price is moderate. Staff are polite. Location is central. Moe space needed as the restaurant is a bit crowded during lunch hours.

Thank evelynekpo
Reviewed 26 March 2013

If you are hungry enough to try the very local Beninese food you must go there. Specially if you are up for lunch and no time to eat, you can go there to have ready made food. The exterior may may frighten you, but you'll...More

Thank Kaushikz
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Went yesterday with wife and mother in law, both beninise. i always trust them, they never mess around with food. there is a large sort of hot buffet section where you choose your food before seating down. no ac but large ceiling fans which makes...More

Thank Enrico S
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Not a very cosy restaurant, food was fine but not exceptional. Maybe a little strange for western tastes (eg. fish and cowskin in a stew). Staff not very helpful, and confusion about whether or not we could sit upstairs. There are much better local restaurants

Thank Frankie D
Reviewed 31 May 2012

Amazing sized portions and well presented, in a self service type environment. The fish that is produced here was delicious and all menus were local foods, so were spicy but delicious. I would definitely go back here again for the fried fish..... Awesome!!! I had...More

Thank LezGoLezGo
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue 201A, Zongo, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: +229 21 32 33 38
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