Cutaneous leishmaniasis, a chronic infectious ulcerative skin disease caused by a protozoan parasite of the genus Leishmania, is transmitted by the bite of sandflies. We report 16 cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis observed in Dakar from 1990 to 2000. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the epidemiological and clinical features. Their age range was 10 to 78 years (mean 41.12 years). The sex ratio was 3. The most commun presentation was the ulcero-crusted lesions (bouton d'orient) observed in 56.25% of cases. The other clinical presentation are the sporotrichoid lesions (25%), the lupoid lesions observed in 12.5% and the cutaneous diffus leishmaniasis in 12.5%. In all these cases, there were many lesions. On treatment we observed 87.5% of total remission.