Treat yourself to some delicious local flavours and traditions in an informal eatery setting in an 18th-century building pleasantly shaded by an age-old tree.
After working up an appetite exploring the rich endemic fauna and flora of Bel Ombre Nature Reserve, visiting one of Bel Ombre’s many other attractions or just passing through the region, pop in at Enba Pié (literally meaning “Under a tree” in the Creole language). An immersive dining experience awaits you with the simple, authentic tastes, sounds and colours of Mauritius.
Set beneath an amazing 138-year-old arbre de l’intendance (banyan tree) at the back of our Welcome Centre, Enba Pié stands for something unique. It brings together the local culture, food, history and nature in one place. Stop for a break at this landmark – the oldest building in the region, it used to serve as a summer residence for the colonial governors of the island – and grab a bite to eat.
You can choose to snack on mouth-watering local specialties like arouille (taro root) fritters with coriander chutney or a salade ourite (octopus salad) with preserved lime; for larger appetites, there are typical dishes such as fish vindaye (fried and pickled fish) served with steamed rice, Creole salad and pickles or an achard de légumes (pickled vegetables) in a pain maison (traditional Mauritian bread roll)
Wrap it all up with a refreshing ice cream or a coconut flan. The selection of drinks includes Café de Chamarel, the region’s homegrown and roasted coffee, vanilla tea, home-made ice tea, freshly squeezed juice or local beer.
Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature lover or a history buff, Enba Pié is a peaceful and tranquil place to enjoy a relaxing moment and absorb the timeless beauty of the scenery while indulging in our succulent dishes and tasty beverages.