Amballo Food (aka Burger Truck)

A couple blocks from our house, there is a food truck called Amballo Food. It opens for dinner only. The truck isn’t actually mobile; it’s always in the same place. There are tables, chairs, and a tent for casual dining. The burgers are delicious. They also serve fries, pizza, and ice cold beer.

The burgers are quite good; they’ve been voted “Best Burgers in Brazzaville” by an unscientific poll of American expats. They are about $5.

The ambiance is actually quite nice; it’s located on a busy street, but it’s set far back from the street, and it’s quite pleasant in the evenings, especially if there is a bit of a breeze. There isn’t much grass nearby, so the bugs are at a minimum (at a minimum for Brazzaville standards, that is). Last night, we arrived unannounced with a crew of 15 people, and we were quickly served with enthusiasm and smiles. Quickly, of course, for Brazzaville standards. There isn’t much in the way of “fast” food here; everything is cooked to order. There is a new “fast” food restaurant nearby; I’ll do a post on that place soon! I can only eat so many burgers!

Ben ordering for everyone, still wearing his Halloween costume (see instagram for Halloween photos)


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