Le Petit Dakar: "Taste of Senegal in Paris" Paris Restaurant Tip by jglsongs

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  Le Petit Dakar
by jglsongs

Paris is a great city for African food as well, especially from Francophone Africa. Le Petit Dakar, a small place not too far from the Musee Carnavalet, is all about three things: great and unique food, a very friendly staff and pictures and memoribilia of 1920's Senegalese boxer Battling Siki who seems to practically haunt this place.

I still don't know half of the spices they use, but they are wonderful.

Favorite Dish: You can check out the menu on the web site (link below for the English page). The veal maf? (like a stew with substance) with a peanut-based sauce is great, and the Yassa de poulet (lemon-marinated chicken) is great too.

When you want to experience non-French restaurants in Paris, don't do American fast food or TGIF-style chains (God forbid) - discover the foods of the world with a (former and present) French connection like Senegalese, Algerian, Moroccan, Vietnamese or Polynesian.

Address: 6, rue Elzývir (3e)
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Metro: St Paul. Rue Elzevir runs between rue des Francs Bourgeois and rue St-Gilles
Phone: (01) 44 59 34 74
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 4
Theme: African

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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