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“Amazing homely food, great people!”
Review of Escale Creole

Escale Creole
Ranked #2 of 43 Restaurants in Moka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: ₹1,067 - ₹1,600
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Opened only from Monday to Friday for lunches only. Give us a phone call for availibility. A Creole traditional restaurant in Mauritius, a unique know-how .... Between the famous Rougaille Creole sausage, cang mocked cabbage and salted fish, traditional curry chicken creole, or broth 'zourite and coconut chutney' Escale Creole remains the TABLE where you and your guests can make the unique experience of a "real Manze Lacaze" , hearty and generous !!! In a large veranda, we can serve between 2 and 50 seats on large tables with traditional gingham tablecloths. Our "table d'hote" allows each client to help himself laid flat on the table well Mauritian way, so that everyone is free to be reserved if desired
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We drove from Flic en flac yesterday afternoon, wanting to have food at the highest rated restaurant for Mauritian food. Did not disappoint! It was actually closed for individual customers, open only to pre-booked groups. However, the lady there was kind enough to let us stay and have lunch. The people were pretty friendly, and the whole place had a nice homely feel to it. You will definitely feel welcome there! The dessert was good too! Totally worth visiting.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank SachinJ599
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Marie Christine F, Propriétaire at Escale Creole, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Greetings from Escale Créole!
It has been indeed a great pleasure to welcome you last time and I would like to thank you for your wonderful comment about our family restaurant.
As many of other visitors you as well got to know about Escale Créole through TripAdvisor where we serve as we say "grand-mother's recipes" creole food, in a cosy atmosphere since 18 years now.... Though it was a very busy day, i am happy that you felt homely!
Thanks again for the time you spent for writing for us… it give us the energy to continue and maintain the good work!
Marie-Christine & Mum

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Ranked #1 - we were really hopeful of a smashing lunch. We drove all the way from Le Morne just to sample the food and we were disappointed.

The pork and fish dishes were quite oily and bland - the veg dishes were better but only the lentils and a curry was decent. The deserts were also quite amateurish.

Service was super and the owners were quite welcoming - the place itself is quaint and beautiful but the food really let us down.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank themanfromearth
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Marie Christine F, Propriétaire at Escale Creole, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Greetings from Escale Créole!
We thank you for your review and are sad to read that the food didn’t live up to your expectations while understanding your impressions.
Actually, Escale Créole is a family restaurant where we try to stick to our traditional recipes so as to make our guests from all over the world and locals as well taste a truly Mauritian créole cuisine from start to finish. Our cuisine is in fact subtler and much less spicy than Indian food and we understand that you have found our food quite flat compared to yours and we feel sorry for that.
We are happy that you have appreciated the surroundings, our sense of hospitality and service and if ever you return to our island, I will be more than happy to cook a special Menu for you, though not Créole and have your impressions on our cooking!
Marie-Christine & the team

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The best and very original creole food you could ever have. Hmm yum! A very diverse and relaxed atmosphere. Will it was in London.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank James S
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Marie Christine F, Propriétaire at Escale Creole, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Greetings from sunny and hot Escale Créole!

I smiled at your comment ... My german, french, swiss guests tell me as well to open a creole restaurant in their towns... perhaps I should think seriously about that :)

Many many thanks for your words... It give us the energy to continue the good work!
And be welcomed again when you visit Mauritius

Marie-Christine & Majo

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We visited the restaurant as our lunch break on our tour of the North island and it was simply amazing, such a warm welcome from the owner and the food was absolutely fabulous. Our first real taste of authentic creole cuisine and it was perfect. We loved the quirky atmosphere and could have happily stayed much longer than our time allowed.
I could see that it would be a difficult place to find if you go without a guide but it is so worth the effort and promises a meal and experience you will always remember.

Date of visit: July 2016
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1  Thank Margaret G
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Marie Christine F, Propriétaire at Escale Creole, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Greetings from Escale Créole!
It has been a great pleasure to welcome you and I would like to thank you for your wonderful comment about our family restaurant.
Thanks to Tripadvisor and our website, our visitors get to know about the existence and location of Escale Créole, where we serve as we say "grand-mother's recipes" creole food, in a cosy atmosphere since 20 years now....

Thanks again for the time you spent for writing for us… it give us the energy to continue and maintain the good work!
Marie-Christine & Mum

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I had lunch at the Escale Creole. The guide took us there after visiting the Northern part of the island.
As soon as you enter the property, you can feel an amazing energy. Lovely flowers everywhere and, just as lovely is the owner, which will welcome you with fresh juice and a warm smile.
The atmoshere, the food, the service and the music - all amazing!

Thank you!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank oliviamariam2016
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Marie Christine F, Propriétaire at Escale Creole, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016
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Cher Madame,
Un grand merci pour avoir pris le temps pour nous écrire ce très beau commentaire!
Je l'ai lu à maman et mon équipe quand nous l'avions reçu afin de leur partager ce que nos hôtes pensent de notre table d'hôtes.
Chaque jour, nous essayons de notre mieux de vous faire plaisir en proposant notre bonne cuisine créole dans un cadre sympathique et mauricien, dans la simplicité et la convivialité mauricienne ... et je suis tellement heureuse que tout cela vous ait plu!
Au plaisir et à une prochaine fois ... qui sait????
Maie-Christine & Maman

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