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Few restaurants boast such an idyllic a location as Lagon 1, with tables on a pier overlooking the Atlantic and Gorée Island off in the distance. If you prefer, you can also in the elegantly furnished dining room. A fine menu awaits you here, with plenty of fresh seafood, renowned desserts and well-mixed cocktails.
Like its population, Senegal's cuisine draws from North African, French, and Portuguese influences, all of which are mixed with local ingredients and the gastronomic traditions of the country's diverse ethnic groups. Fish is an important part of the food here, as are lamb, peas, peanuts, couscous, and lentils. Also, be sure to try some of the delicious juices made with fresh fruit like mango and soursop.