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Restaurant l'Eau Vive

Rue de l'Hotel Ville, city centre | BP 5117, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
50 30 63 03
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Ranked #5 of 87 restaurants in Ouagadougou
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 30, 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is easily one of the best dining experiences I have had in Ouagadougou. The food, the service and the ambiance puts this right at the top of my list of places to eat in the city. Last night, Saturday, was a Asian theme night plus the À la carte menu, all of which was most palatable. There was some... More

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A group of twelve of us dined here recently. The menu offered both French and local cuisine. The manager suggested the Capitaine fish (nile perch) which was grilled to perfection, fried yams, a delightful steamed spinach dish with local herbs, and sliced avocados with a light vinaigrette dressing. The restaurant and their small gift shop next door supports a local... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A unique experience because of the singing of the Ave Maria at 9.30pm every evening. Uplifting! The food was middling. Location slightly off center. Best bet is to arrange with taxi driver to come and collect you after the meal.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Run by nuns this restaurant is in a quiet courtyard with a small fountain - gives it a lovely feeling. The food is pretty good - not a great choice but well cooked fish and meat and some west african dishes and veg.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I went there in 1993 and I think 2001. It is a Ouaga institution that has survived several Presidents and military coups, grinding poverty outside its doors, and at least two major famines (I was not there during those). I recall great food and ambience. Everybody braced themselves for les soeurs singing their catholic refrain in the middle of the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

L'eau Vive is very special and is a beautiful ambiance for dinner. The menu is a bit limited but the food is simple and well prepared. The service is impeccable. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

I recommend this place for everybody stayin in ouagadougou. The nice sisters are cooking very fine and you have a choice of different frensh and other dishes (meat, fish, vegetarian and desserts).

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Alexandria, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I ate dinner at l'Eau Vive on Thursday, the 9th of May and was completely charmed by the experience, the ambiance, the warmth of the staff, and the simple beauty of their devotion to their convent. The food was as good as anything I ate during my two weeks in Ouaga (which means very good indeed!), the courtyard setting was... More

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Baltimore MD
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I was there as part of a conference and we enjoyed our lunches very much. Lovely staff, good food, small but well stocked gift shop.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I really liked this little place - the menu is quite similar to the other franco-african restaurants around town, but the execution is a bit better. The central courtyard with fountain is beautiful if you can stand the bugs. And yes, they do really sing.

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