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All 91 Ouagadougou Restaurants

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 #4 of 91 Restaurants in Ouagadougou
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Hobart, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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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