Ifaty Food Guide: 9 must-eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ifaty

Discover the best food in Ifaty, Madagascar including Le Jardin de Giancarlo, Blu, Corto Maltese, Esterel, L'Etoile de Mer, Sur La Plage Chez Cecile Restaurant, Oasis Cafe, Chez Daniel, Villa Maroloko

1. Le Jardin de Giancarlo

Rue Lalane Raseta du General Leclerc Tanambao, Toliara 601 Madagascar +261 32 40 604 82 Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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4 based on 231 reviews

Le Jardin de Giancarlo

Jardin e terasse en plain air

Reviewed By 392cats - Hobart, Australia

Full of character; not to mention delicious meals!

A group of six of us enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Le Jardin. The charming Italian owner invited us in and cleared a table for us, we got a personal introduction to the menu.Service was not fast, but the restaurant was also overflowing with customers. The food was absolutely worth the wait. Serving sizes were generous, presentation wonderful and the flavours divine! The restaurant itself is quite hidden from the street. Inside it’s an eclectic collection of painted artworks, sculptures, plants and more. An experience in itself.I highly recommend enjoying a meal at Le Jardin if you can get a table!

2. Blu

73 Bp Bld. de la plage, Toliara 601 Madagascar +261 32 47 861 07 http://www.blutulear.com/ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service Seafood
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4 based on 142 reviews

Blu

Beach-bar, Pub, Sea Food Restaurant and Pizzaria International cuisine, huge pizzas, barbecues, sizzling seafood, good value for money. Large choice of cocktails: caipirinha, mojito, ti-punch, pina colada, ginger rum, punch coco... Fresh juices according

Reviewed By Jane L - Davis, California

Tasty seafood but a dishonorable way of doing business

When you in Toliara, you should eat seafood, so we decided to have dinner in this restaurant because it had seafood platter with good price. However, as soon as we ordered it, no more than 5 minutes the waiter came back and told us the lobster in that price was no longer available, instead we had to pay more for a different size of lobster. It was just around 6:15 pm and there were total three table of people dining there (not a big tourist group). It's obviously impossible the advertised price lobsters were sold out! Even our tour guide felt ashamed for the conduct of the restaurant.Although the seafood tasted good and our waiter was nice, it would have been a nice experience for us dining there. However, the way the owners wanted to make money from tourists let us feel cheated. It is a dishonorable way of doing business.

3. Corto Maltese

Tanambao, Toliara Madagascar Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service Italian, Mediterranean, European, International
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4 based on 110 reviews

Corto Maltese

Reviewed By MayaguezanaPR - Antananarivo, Madagascar

Popular with the locals

Lovely Italian menu. Ordered a local fish filet with sautéed potatoes. Cooked perfectly and served with a lovely sauce – you get to choose the sauce you prefer. We sat outside where there were several expat regulars dining.. There is a small bar inside. We ordered South African wine by the glass. Solid cuisine and nice atmosphere.

4. Esterel

Esterel Rue de la Voirie Betela, Toliara 601 Madagascar +261 32 40 618 66 http://www.estereltulear.com Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service Italian, Pizza, European
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4 based on 60 reviews

Esterel

Reviewed By Dadamanga_Tours - Madagascar

Great local food

We loved eating at Esterel, it is a lovely and friendly informal garden setting although plenty of tables under cover too for rainy days. Great local (Malagasy) food and plenty of choice for foreigners... really nice and reasonably priced place to relax in the tranquility of their nice garden space.

5. L'Etoile de Mer

Blvd Lyautey Town Centre, Toliara 601 Madagascar 94 428 07 Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service French, Indian
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4 based on 90 reviews

L'Etoile de Mer

Reviewed By gyanfernando - Exeter, United Kingdom

Great Menu with Outside Seating

This is an excellent restaurant in Toliara with outdoor seating in the shade of big trees.The menu is extensive with Indian dishes as well. The food was very good and nicely presented. A great oasis in this rather big and dusty townThe service was very good and quick.

6. Sur La Plage Chez Cecile Restaurant

321 Mangily, BP, Toliara 601 Madagascar +261 34 94 907 00 http://www.surlaplagechezcecile.com/restaurant.php Lunch Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations French, Seafood
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4 based on 39 reviews

Sur La Plage Chez Cecile Restaurant

Reviewed By bradley_al - Limassol, Cyprus

Must eat here!

This restaurant is right on the beach, food is sublime! The very varied menu is changed every day on a huge blackboard. Although it wasn't high season the restaurant was always quite busy during our 4 day stay here, word has obviously got around! Between us we ate about a dozen meals here and were never remotely disappointed - oh and they do good cocktails too!

7. Oasis Cafe

Oasis Cafe Boulevard Philibert Tsiranana, Toliara 601 Madagascar +261 32 03 100 21 http://www.facebook.com/OasisTulear/ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Table Service Italian, French, African, Pizza
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4 based on 15 reviews

Oasis Cafe

Tucked away in the backyard of a historical colonial building in the city center, you will find our oasis. Challenge our bartenders for exotic drinks or juices and get high quality food from our excellent chefs.

Reviewed By Henrik S

Great pizza!

After struggeling to find a decent pizza in Madagascar, I was happy to come across this restaurant with definitely the best pizza I had on my holiday!

8. Chez Daniel

Plage Manguily, Ifaty Madagascar +261 34 41 796 59 Table Service Seafood
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4 based on 25 reviews

Chez Daniel

Reviewed By Nuala2016 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Excellent sea food!

Family owned little restaurant. Super sea food, freshly caught in the morning and nicely prepared for lunch or dinner. Very friendly people. Nice little restaurant at the end of the beach.

9. Villa Maroloko

Villa Maroloko Center Mangily 601 Tulear II, Ifaty 601 Madagascar +261 34 20 034 43 http://www.maroloko.com Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Table Service Seafood, European
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4 based on 51 reviews

Villa Maroloko

Ifaty-Mangily located in the southwest area of Madagascar 30km north of Tulear, on the beautiful beach lagoon Ifaty one of the largest lagoon of Madagascar 10 km wide at the hotel. Mangily is a fishing village with a strong tourist presence with host tour

Reviewed By SussexCrystal - London, United Kingdom

Relaxation on a great beach

We had a great 4 days here relaxing after 17 days on the road "doing" the National Parks and Angisitra mountains. Food was excellent and so were staff after the Easter Monday crowd left!Our room was very spacious and our balcony overlooked an amazing beach complete with sunsets.Hello dear customer.We are delighted that you were able to relax during your stay in our establishment and that you enjoyed the food of our restaurant, more than the spacious room pleased you and to finish you all enjoy the beautiful sunsets on the lagoon.The whole team of Maroloko thanks you for taking the trouble to write these comments.Regards,Yannick

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