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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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Ouagadougou, Kadiogo, Burkina Faso
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Catholic haven is what you will find at this restaurant. The nuns entertain by singing Ava Maria as you dine. Not being Catholic we had to go with the flow as it is in a Catholic compound. The food was good and affordable.

Thank Ken-Ginny C
Island of Malta, Malta
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263 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

As they say help yourself to help others These nuns run a restaurant as a source of income for their mission Do not expect any fine dining experience but if you happen to be in Ouagadougou and have a chance you have to visit. Food is nice Best to be accompanied by a local you trust to reach the location.

London, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Loved the Eau Vive. Stopped here as often as I could in my first week in Ouaga in the days after the coup. The sisters who run the place are delightful and the food was excellent. The onion soup was a favourite (amazing in such a French-influenced country how hard it was to find onion soup). The chef rustles up... More 

1 Thank WanderingHK
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

Thank snowydog18
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

Thank Rachele1968
Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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.

1 Thank marywyse
Berlin, Germany
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100 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Thomas H
Canberra, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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 

1 Thank Judy K
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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.

Thank TheDandyGent

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
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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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