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
4 based on 231 reviews
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!
4 based on 142 reviews
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
4 based on 110 reviews
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 based on 60 reviews
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
4 based on 90 reviews
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
4 based on 39 reviews
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
4 based on 15 reviews
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
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
4 based on 25 reviews
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
4 based on 51 reviews
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