By far our favorite local restaurant on the East Coast!

Chez Tino is a small restaurant located on the first floor along the Coastal Road in Trou d’Eau Douce. Their small terrace overlooks the bay of the fishermen village.

Trou d’Eau Douce is one of these places that change yes, but not really. Compared to Grand Bay area in the North or Flic-en-Flac on the west coast – this village is still relatively under developped. People come here to take the boats to l’Ile aux Cerfs and that creates a bit of traffic jams during the week end but apart from that it’s quiet. I enjoy coming here.

Entrance to Chez Tino Restaurant, at Trou d'eau Douce - A favorite

Chez Tino Restaurant, Trou d’Eau Douce

We come here for lunch and dinner and it is always a nice experience. Specially when the weather is nice and you can enjoy the terrace.

Small terrace with view over the bay, Chez Tino Restaurant at Trou d’Eau Douce

Terrace Chez Tino

Lots of local things on the menu here! Palm heart salads, octopus with saffran for starters. Their mains include: Mauritian currys, lobster with Creole sauce, grilled squid, seafood vindaye – a pickled curry with mustard. They also have seafood platters. A main is served creole style with rice, dhall, different sambals – including an awesome coconut satini (crushed coconut with tamarind and green chili). For their fish always ask what they have fresh – right now after the cyclone for exemple, we cannot really get fresh fish on the island!

Fresh palm heart salad is a traditional dish in Mauritius.

Palm heart and crab salad

Octopus salmi is another traditional dish - the sauce is made of local red wine and spices, such as cloves.

Octopus salmi

I have seen that they have wine there, but when we go I either have a local beer Phoenix or my favorite is there Ti Punch: the local Rhum punch – rhum, cane sugar and fresh lime juice. If the barman is in a good mood you even get a scoop of lime sorbet on top. Their mojito is not bad either – virgin or with rhum, and if you are lucky they have kiwi, their kiwi mojito is the best!

View from Chez Tino Restaurant, Trou d’Eau Douce

View from Chez Tino Terrace

Chez Tino makes the perfect stop if you are on small trip on the East Coast! Whether you have spend the day at the beach or played golf on l’Ile aux Cerfs, been to have fun at Domaine de l’Etoile, a nature reserve 20 minutes away or discovered just took a drive on the scenic road from Mahebourg, Chez Tino gives you a great opportunity to try some really nice local food!

If you want to look at more Restaurants we are going to click here: Restaurants in Mauritius.

Restaurant: Chez Tino Restaurant
Address: Coastal Road, Trou d’Eau Douce
Tel: 480 2769
Price: Rs200-300 for a starter, mains start at Rs375, up to Rs3’450 for the seafood platter.



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Posted by Julz

Hi! Hope you are enjoying my travel blog about Mauritius! I am a Danish Expat, mum of 2. Currently we live in Mauritius and we absolutely love it. I am taking you around this beautiful island and also other travels we enjoy!


  1. What a gorgeous view to take in while your eating! 🙂

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    1. I know – it’s one of the reasons i love to come here! a lot of local restaurants do not have this kind of setting!

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