Contact Address Details:
Kololi, near Senegambia strip
'Mexican Cuisine & Beyond'
Bertil Harding Highway, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 6320000 (table reservations)
Branches: 1 in Kololi
Monday to Sunday: 6pm till late night. Last orders
are at around 11pm.
The El Sol Mexican Restaurant in Gambia is nestled just away
from the heart of Kololi Resort in a unique building which
is aptly named the Village Complex. It is among the top diners
in the country and has earned rave reviews from some of its
former and current guests for its great cuisine. Indeed the
food and waiter service is so good that in April 2010 it won
the esteemed title of the number 1 restaurant in The Gambia
and has even received a Certificate of Excellence from the
travel site TripAdvisor.
El Sol has a relaxing, serene ambience decorated in hot orange
and tan colours while the splendid decor is of first class
without compromise. The walls are decorated in fabulous wooden
artwork and splashes of abstract lines and circles. The dining
chairs are comfortable with cushioned high backs; there are
soft, wide sofas for those wanting to enjoy a cocktail. Near
sunset you might want to eat just outside on their wooden
seating with wide sunshades to protect you from the early
The bar itself is a professional outfit with its fully stocked
shelves of well known alcoholic drinks such as lager and spirits
as well as some famous wines from around the world. You can
also order a nice, refreshing cocktail.
There is something for everyone at El Sol especially those
who prefer something less spicy than their mainly Mexican
cuisine. For example, there is the spaghetti with shrimps
in white wine and tomato sauce. Alternatively, try the
wonderful tapas, lemon chicken salad, fresh muscles, grilled
tuna or Ladyfish with seafood sauce, Gazpacho, home cooked
crab ravioli and stuffed chilies, hot tortillas with cheese
and fresh chillies, grilled lamb chops with a peas and mint
puree. A word of warning: highly addictive, generous portions!
For dessert try their wonderful chocolate and blackberry
muffin, a fresh fruit tartlet and delicious vanilla ice cream.
And finally you can finish the evening meal with a cup of
freshly made Irish coffee or Espresso.
Free WiFi hotspot
Price range: £9 - £70
During the tourist season it might be a good idea to book
your table 24 hours before you go.