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El Sol Mexican Cuisine & Steakhouse

My Magazine 2022/05
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If you are a cuisine enthusiast and you love meat and vegetable dishes, you will surely be pleased with the offer of El Sol Steakhouse & Mexican Cuisine. Located in the heart of Kololi in Senegambia strip, this restaurant is only a short distance from some prestigious hotels and clubs.

Their hospitality tradition dates back to 2009 and this is reflected in all areas; excellent service, delicious food in an ambience with a touch of Mexican and African style in warm colours, affordable prices, homeliness and originality. The only Mexican restaurant in the city with its wide range of tapas, Mexican specialties, superb steaks, and a selection of classic international dishes got quickly anchored in the hearts (and bellies) of guests and since then the EL Sol restaurant has been visited by many guests from The Gambia and around the world.

Their excellent food will be enjoyed by both – sworn Mexican food lovers and those who abide by other specialties such as steaks and ribs – typical dishes of many world cuisines. With a touch of special barbecue sauce, the meat from the ribs will melt in your mouth. With a wide range of colourful and spicy homemade sauces made from carefully selected ingredients, crispy baked potatoes and rice, the dishes are simply perfect.

But you won’t miss out even if you are a vegetarian as there is also a great choice of vegetable dishes on the menu. Try these wonderful vegetable flavours that can surprise and satisfy a wide range of people. Unforgettable moments while tasting a variety of delicacies will convince you of the uniqueness which you can complete with their irresistible homemade desserts.

Undoubtedly, everyone will be delighted by the large selection of various cocktails, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, among which Margarita is certainly the most famous.

Sweet, refreshing, special, for children, for lovers, of all colours and styles … there is something for everyone. However, if you can’t find your perfect cocktail on the menu, they can mix it especially for you by your creative inspiration and taste.

All dishes are prepared by true masters who are here to bring you a piece of Mexican cuisine and a combination of other delicious specialties that will make you lick your fingers.

Sauces, desserts, and salads are prepared on an ongoing basis, as the freshness of the ingredients and flavours is extremely important to them. The aroma and richness of the dishes do not leave anyone indifferent.

The ambience can be different every time you visit, as each part of the restaurant offers something different. There is a bar, an aesthetically decorated and air-conditioned indoor area and a large garden with various nooks that ensure the discretion of groups or individuals. You will surely notice the extremely carefully selected decoration and artwork on the walls. The tables have clean tablecloths, the chairs are comfortable, and the ceiling fans make sure you can enjoy the fresh air even in the rainy season when air temperatures and humidity are higher.

You will enjoy the hospitality of the staff, as the waiters are extremely friendly and serve every guest with a smile. Therefore, we can say that El Sol is more than a restaurant. It is a place where you invite your business partners, enjoy a romantic dinner with your partner, celebrate your birthday or other special occasions, enjoy with the whole family, or have fun with co-workers.

Above all, it is a restaurant that captures the experience of diverse culinary, musical, and social sensations. The restaurant has such a long tradition and success story also because their goals are the same from the very beginning: quality, good energy and always something new.

They have been receiving annual Certificates of Excellence by Trip Advisor since 2009.

You will always leave El Sol hoping to visit again, in a different way and with a desire for new flavours you haven’t tried yet. Believe us, they will not run out of them!

What we tasted?


  • Home made guacamole
  • Smoky ribs
  • Tortilla con camarones
  • Tortilla Tostada
  • Palitos De Queso
  • Alitas De Pollo Al Estilo Barbacoa
  • Croquetas de pescado

Main dishes

  • Fajitas
  • Steak Emiliano
  • Pescado a la veracruzana
  • Grilled shrimp brochettes


  • Sopaipillas


  • Virgin Cucumber Soda
  • Martini Cucumber Soda (alcoholic version)
  • Virgin Mojito
  • Virgin Frozen Strawberry Margarita

El Sol Steakhouse & Mexican Cuisine

Well situated in the centre of Kololi is the one and only Steakhouse and Mexican restaurant of The Gambia....
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