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“Lives off it's location, certainly not the food!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bougainvillea Cafe

Bougainvillea Cafe
33 rue Mouassine Medina | Place Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #425 of 585 Restaurants in Marrakech
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Surrey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lives off it's location, certainly not the food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The best things about this place were the helpful waiter and the smiley cashier. As to the food very unimaginative, with suspect service to boot... although waiter was very good for directions elsewhere! Many a better restaurant than this.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Worst salad I have had in my life......”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Ordered a herb chèvre chaud salad in this restaurant which has a lovely location close to te souks in Marrakesh. The salad arrived after about 30 minutes and consisted of iceberg lettuce, half a tomato and some soggy bread with lukewarm goats cheese on top. No fresh herbs only a flake or two of dried herbs sprinkled on the cheese. No imagination was used to create this salad. Staff less than helpful. Please find another place to eat this is a waste of money and time.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We do not recommend this place!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a quick lunch here. Location is very nice, however neither the food nor the service were good. Unfriendly staff, food was not particularly good!
Might be nice for a coffee only.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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St Albans
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Really good place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Relaxing courtyard away from the hustle in the souks. Vegetable tagine was excellent. Friendly service. Hope the free wi-fi starts working again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Convenience eating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Located on the edge of the main souk area, cafe bougainvillea is suitably placed to escape the tightly packed alleys. The highlights are location and venue; it is a pretty courtyard space - low points were the unwelcoming service and price for an average lunch. Kofta tagine (tasty), chicken & mushroom panini (disappointing) with water and coke came to 171 dhms.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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