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Restaurant l'Eau Vive

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Rue de l'Hotel Ville, city centre | BP 5117, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
50 30 63 03
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice quite place to have a relaxed nice tasty meal in the very centre of Ouagadougou

The eau vive constantly serves very good meals. It is just by the GRAND MARCHE (the big market of Ouagadougou). The service is very friendly and the restaurant has well running air condition, is perfectly clean and offers a peaceful atmosfphere. I fully reccomend it! One of the best in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Rachele1968
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place is terrific! The food is outstanding, the service is incredible, the setting is beautiful. I needed to quickly arrange a meal for over 20 people, and we were graciously accommodated with very little notice.

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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The eau vive constantly serves very good meals. It is just by the GRAND MARCHE (the big market of Ouagadougou). The service is very friendly and the restaurant has well running air condition, is perfectly clean and offers a peaceful atmosfphere. I fully reccomend it! One of the best in town.

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Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The portions are great and the food tastes good. I had fish and chips. The service is great too, people are very pleasant. The only criticism is that the menu lists so many dishes but a lot of them are not on offer. This is common in Africa though.

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New York City, New York
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94 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great place, wonderful food, really a nice place. Don't miss this jewel and fantastic ladies running it. They are professional cooks and hosts.

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Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've been to this restaurant several times - you run out of places to go if you spend too much time in Ouaga, and this is one of the most relaxed places to spend an evening. The food was great, and the restaurant has a homely feel to it. I find Nuns to be inspiring people. They perform a religious... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

At our last night in Ouagadougou, during FESPACO 2009, one of the worlds greatest film festivals (yes, really) I sat with a table of new and old friends from all over the continent in a nunnery which also doubles up as a restaurant called L’eau Vive or Water of Life. The nuns, who run this particular mission, served us bottles... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Not sure why people love this place so much - it's just so-so. Guess it's for the cachet value of being run by an order of nuns and having nightly performances of Ave Maria. The food is decent, the prices okay. Families seem to like it.

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Address: Rue de l'Hotel Ville, city centre | BP 5117, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Phone Number: 50 30 63 03
Location: Africa  >  Burkina Faso  >  Centre Region  >  Ouagadougou

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  • Address: Rue de l'Hotel Ville, city centre | BP 5117, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Location: Africa  >  Burkina Faso  >  Centre Region  >  Ouagadougou
  • Phone Number: 50 30 63 03

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