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Bistro Restaurant Bafing

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Gold Coast, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Eaten here so many times and never had an issue. Food is cheap but great and always receive fast service. Only problem is trying to leave when the cold drinks keep coming. Awesome!

Thank Emptysea
Bamako, Mali
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Want to do the meal Malian style? This is a great venue where you don't have to be worry about getting a Bamako Belly. Their beef steak is very popular.

Thank thillmanfin
Hangzhou, China
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed eating at this little restaurant. I really like the brochettes. They are very friendly and helpful. It's my dad's favorite restaurant. The prices are very reasonable, too.

Thank dbowers07
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I'm there at least 4 times per week. Not complicated, simple and good food. I eat there since January 2015, never had a problem, thing that I can't say about the other big restaurants in Bamako. Service is ... African :)

Thank Stefan B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Eclectic mix of Malians, expats and visitors, not the best food around but descent for the price range. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Rodolphe V
Montreal, Canada
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128 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

If you want to play e-coli roulette, go ahead. I ate here and got very sick. I should have known, given the dozens of flies that would not leave me alone, but with the positive reviews I figured I couldn't go wrong. I had the Bamako Fish (it was priced 3000CFA on the menu, but I was overcharged, another negative),... More 

Thank Canuckker
Bamako, Mali
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

This place is the best. Prices are low, food is good, great quantity for the money, great value for the money, very quiet and peaceful lunch, and has TV for evening dinner futbol fans and can sometimes become a bit of a sports-bar! Very good place to eat if you don't need fancy accommodation. Open-air style eatery with quilt and... More 

Thank Randall_Mac
Kidal, Mali
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

where artists, coomercants, tourists and locals meet in a superbly relaxed environment. try the brochettes capitaine or meat best value for money in Bamako! drinks, coffee all good only negative: mosquitoes

1 Thank priffe1
Bamako, Mali
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Three times I have sent the bill back, suggesting I have been overcharged. That doesn't happen much elsewhere. Food is solid, rather than sensational. Service is invariably quick and friendly. Guides and vendors don't overpush things. Prices more than reasonable, even on spirits. Should you want a late night whisky and coke, Le Bafing comes well ahead of more pretentious... More 

1 Thank Chris S
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Great atmosphere, good portions of excellent food (recommend steak, green beans and chips), and a funky setting. Sit in the garden surrounded by cool decorations and relax.

1 Thank ba8mki

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bamako, Mali
  • Location: Africa  >  Mali  >  Bamako

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