Bugenvila In Cavtat

Bugenvila In Cavtat

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $28.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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This long-established restaurant situated in the charming village of Cavtat stands on the seafront promenade facing the harbour. Its delightful terrace...
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Experience carefully sourced highest quality ingredients cooked to perfection. Enjoy our cocktails made with local lemons, tangerines, elderflower, watermelon, strawberries, peaches and figs... Explore our wines and pair your sips with tasty appetisers... Enjoy life!
PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $28.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,292 reviews
Excellent
1,768
Very good
326
Average
111
Poor
51
Terrible
36
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

James Bricknell
Southampton57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 friends
A brilliant restaurant in a beautiful setting. The restaurant is positioned by the water, which is lined by some outrageous super yachts. The whole setting is very relaxing and wonderfully scenic. Even within the restaurant, there is plenty of greenery which separates it from some of the neighbouring restaurants. The service was some of the best I’ve had, I believe our waiter was named Igor. He was incredibly welcoming, and recommended a different wine to each of us, depending on the main we had ordered. He talked through each dish with incredible knowledge and passion. The food itself lived up to Igor’s words, every dish on the table was beautifully presented and was full of flavour. I can’t speak highly enough of Bugenvila, it quite simply was the highlight of our trip. So much so we came back for lunch on our last day.
Written June 28, 2020
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Yellowmellow
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Excellent food and service. Strongly recommend the oxtail croquettes starter and the scampi risotto from the first course menu- both delicious. Waiter encouraged me to also order a main on top of those courses so I ordered the beef cheeks and veal tongue which was also delicious however since I was quite full at this point, did not enjoy as much as I should. Glad I didn’t order a second course as well! Did not have room for dessert. Was seated on a table at the front edge of the restaurant so had a lovely view. Bill came to about £97 for two gin cocktails, one starter, two first courses and two main courses.
Written August 12, 2020
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Matt1983brum
Birmingham106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 couples
Enjoyed an absolutely fantastic lunch here during our stay in Cavtat. I chose lunch as I thought the dinner menu was a little too expensive, and lunch was very good value for money. Booking is essential. Had a lovely lunch with great service to match. The best meal of the stay. Everything from the drinks to the breads to the 3 courses was superbly executed, with lovely fresh ingredients. I now regret not booking dinner here! Next time we will visit again for sure!
Written September 25, 2021
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Luka505
Zagreb21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
We went there encouraged by Michelin recommendation but we saw nothing to justify the recommendation. Service was mediocre with no presentation of meals, wine list left wanting and desert choice a laughing matter. Experienced staff was missing in quantity and quality of service. Food had potential but overall experience it’s a far cry from other high end restaurants we went to. Best avoided as there is no value for money there.
Written August 16, 2020
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Penguino
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
Very disappointing experience. Upon arrival we made a mistake of ordering the waiter's recommended dishes without properly checking the prices and ended up with over €200 bill for 2 which was our own fault. However we would expect much better service and taste for this price. Over the course of the meal we were lost as to who actually was our waiter/waitress with one person service us at the beginning, another in the middle and back to the first person at the end. The waiting time was extremely slow between dishes and it was very hard to get attention. After a long wait we tried to ask another waiter for a glass of wine only to be rudely pointed towards another waiter "that's your waiter" who didn't come back to us for a long time. The dishes were very bland in flavour, especially the lamb dish was very dry and with not enough sauce. Overall the flavours were very disappointing especially considering the price. The only enjoyable things were the oysters for starters and the 2 cocktails we had. During our holiday in Croatia this year, this restaurant has been the worst we have visited for service and value. Regrettable experience. We have really enjoyed the meals in other restaurants around the area with great service and better value.
Written August 19, 2021
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Amélie V
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
we came here for dinner thinking that it was “the best restaurant in Cavtat”. Unfortunately it was a terrible experience. At first the waiter gave us the menu card 35 minutes after our arrival and the main dish arrived 1h45 after our arrival without any apology from the waiter and after having asked several times for it (he blamed the kitchen for being too slow) .... We had to tell another waiter our disappointment who only responds was “it’s not my fault”. Finally and at least the owner gave us an apology. For a Michelin table, it’s inacceptable as the prices are quite expensive. All in all we are very disappointed (unless you have at least 4 hours to take a meal) and we do not recommend this restaurant at all.
Written August 4, 2021
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Darren Booth-Kirk
West Butterwick11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
We visited Restaurant Bugenvila on Sunday 1st August, during our week long stay in Cavtat. After reading numerous reviews, and visiting the website my wife, daughter and I were excited to experience the 5 course tasting menu to celebrate my wife's birthday. When arriving at the restaurant we were informed that the 5 course tasting menu wasn't available, with only a 3 course variant available at lunch, whilst the a la carte menu was served in an evening. When I mentioned that the website didn't reflect this - I was abruptly informed that it needs updating. Following this revelation it took a further 30 minutes for a drinks order to be taken, and despite me mentioning the meal was for a celebration when making the booking, no effort was made by the restaurant to address my wife's birthday. The food served was inconsistent and didn't live up to the levels expected from a Michelin awarded restaurant - the tuna sashimi starter was the stand out dish, however my lamb main course was served cold and my wife's seared tuna main was far too rare for her taste. It was clear that the restaurant had new staff, who were getting up to speed (probably as a result of the increase in tourists in the week preceding), however rather than supporting the team, the proprietor (who was wearing a blue dress I believe) seemed to focus all her attention on the (clearly wealthy) family sat at the front of the restaurant, which led us to believe that first class service was only attained by those buying expensive wine!
Written August 16, 2021
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Saskia1981
Leiden16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
We were here to celebrate my birthday. Starter was nice, we both had the tuna. However, we were so disappointed about the rest of the evening. We were doubting between tuna steak for the main but when we asked the recommendation of the waiter he pushed to go for the red snapper, the catch of the day. It was just for the two of us, the kids had a kids menu. Well, the waiter served us a fish of 1.7 kg (!!!) which of course surprised us because he knew it was just the two of us and he did not show us the fish before the kitchen was about to prepare the fish. Without a blink he presented a bill with just for the fish 120 euros (apart from the other things we ordered). We were really upset and luckily the owner felt really bad about her waiter and we paid a reduced price for the fish. And then the rest; the waiters were not paying any attention at all when we wanted to order wine with the main dish. Ultimately, when the fish was already served for a while and after trying to get attention from the staff. we had to walk to the owner to ask her for a glass of wine. It took ages and again, she apologized. The dish itself was quite boring; the fish was dry, no sauce or spices, and the potatoes were chewy. Very disappointing evening unfortunately; we had been looking forward for this special evening.
Written August 31, 2021
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Igor Korousic
No good deed goes unpunished. When I approached your table while you were having your main course, I noticed that half of the fish was unfinished and I asked if everything was alright, you said it was “very good but much too much.” The waiter always informs the guests about the weight of the fish when explaining what the catch of the day is. This is our procedure because catch of the day is the only thing on the menu the price of which depends on its size. However, I do believe he should have warned you that 1..7 kg fish would be too much for two people. That is why, as you only ate half, I halved the price of your grilled Adriatic sea bass seasoned with olive oil, parsley, garlic and home grown herbs. You said you felt bad about the whole thing and asked me if I was sure about such a large discount, I said that the most important thing for me is for my guests to leave the restaurant happy. And I asked if you were happy, you said “now I am”. We exchanged smiles, I approached your husband and he confirmed, he was satisfied. What happened between then and last night? Why the fish that was “very good but much too much” suddenly becomes “boring and dry “? Why “happy now” becomes “disappointed” barely two weeks later? I apologize for any negligence on our part, but with this review I am personally hurt.
Written September 2, 2021
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Peter B
Leuven301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
We enjoyed the lunch menu which comes at a very reasonable 20 euro and includes two starters and a main dish. The food was excellent and the service was delivered to perfection. Add to that the lovely views and you will understand we will be back soon.
Written July 30, 2020
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Kerrymua
68 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
I wish to give a very fair review of our experience in this restaurant. I’d like to start by saying that both the starters and main courses were delicious and certainly met our expectations. The reason for our poor rating is as follows. We reserved a table for 2 at 7.30 and when we arrived, around 7.20 we were given our choice of 4 tables, 3 of which were front line. It was a beautiful evening so we’re delighted with our choice and choose front line. We ordered water and we’re drinking when a waiter approached my husband and called him by a different surname. We thought nothing of this! A few minutes later the young lady who greeted us was sent out to ask us to move seats as our table had been reserved for someone else. She was apologetic as she could tell we were so embarrassed at having to move, this was in front of a full restaurant, with everyone looking on. We accepted she’d made a mistake and moved although my husband wanted to just leave as he was mortified. The waiter that took our food order was unfriendly, quite aloof and had a poor attitude (the same waiter that addressed us by an incorrect name) Around 90 mins later we overheard a couple arriving, who were greeted with handshakes etc. the couple said they were 30mins late for their reservation and were taken directly to the first table we’d been placed. All the while 2 couples stood beside us with reservations who were very unhappy there was no table ready for them and they had to wait 30 mins. Certainly seems that some customers are treated better than others! When the bill arrived I expected a gesture of goodwill or possibly the offer of a complimentary drink to make up for their mistake and was shocked to find neither. Not even an apology. I asked to speak with the manager and at this point the waiter asked was everything “not ok” to which I responded that I’d just like to speak with the manager. The manager arrived straight away and was extremely professional and had a friendly charm. I explained what had happened and that we understood mistakes can happen but we felt there should have been some effort on their part to acknowledge our embarrassment. He completely agreed and said he was aware of what had happened. He was extremely apologetic and offered us a bottle of wine which we accepted with thanks. We had every intention of returning on our last night which is tomorrow but felt that the experience has unfortunately put us off.
Written July 13, 2022
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Igor Korousic
Dear Kerrymua ! What happened looks like a scene from Fault Towers and I hope that our regular guests will not loose their trust in us.. Bugenvila is celebrating the 10th anniversary and in this time we've experienced many difficult situations. I would like to use this opportunity to apologise to all our guests who did not receive our usual service last night. We made three or four wrong decisions last night and I'm awfully sorry for all our guests who suffered consequences. The restaurant was heavily over booked. I apologise for that. But I'm glad that although you were rightly upset you appreciated my efforts to make you evening better.
Written July 13, 2022
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John C
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
I understood this to be Cavtat's finest restaurant. So what a disappointment it turned out to be. We booked dinner for 19.30, had our starters at 20.20 and our main course at 21.00. The service time was unacceptable. There was no apology from management but when I queried why the food service was so slow our waitress admitted that they had problems in the kitchen. She returned shortly with another complimentary bottle of wine but after already having drunk a bottle between us we really didn't need another bottle. However I shared it with some other guests who were sitting next to us. When the mains finally arrived the vegetables were lukewarm and had probably been sitting waiting for meat to be cooked. It was also the dearest meal that we had during our ten night stay in Cavtat and to sum up not worth the money and a huge disappointment. All restaurants do have service issues occasionally but in this case management did not have the courtesy to explain the situation and formally appologise.
Written June 16, 2022
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Mattjamon
Stamford121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
So good we went back a 2nd time, visiting for the 1st on a recommendation. I emailed and reserved a table they were also very helpful in organising a bottle of Prosecco for my partners birthday. The menu is a great length focussing on fewer dishes done very well but offering options from seafood to meat and vegetarian. The service was attentive but not overdone and still casual. They were great at recommending a lovely wine too.
Written August 29, 2020
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Han
London86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
You have to book this Cavtat restaurant which is always busy. We luckily booked and had a great experience. The food is really tasty and flavours compliment each other. The knowledge and passion of the staff is evident and this adds to the experience. A real culinary treat and if we were staying longer we would have gladly returned to try more dishes. A little more expensive than other restaurants in Cavtat but high quality warrants higher prices. However prices are not unreasonable so don’t let that put you off. Slight niggle- our drinks took a bit of time to arrive however when they did they were very good cocktails. You are given homemade bread and dips while you wait- this is lovely and delicious. It also didn’t last long!
Written August 4, 2022
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Verano76
Cork59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
Unfortunately for us this restaurant did not come close to expectations based on Michelin status & other 5 star reviews . We were celebrating our Anniversary & wanted the best available restaurant in Cavtat so we booked Bugenvila. Having now eaten there I can honestly say that I fail to understand how this restaurant has achieved the status it has. Our starters were the best part of the night & they were mediocre , after that it went downhill, it took 50 minutes between starters being cleared & main courses being served. unfortunately when our food arrived it was cold, not lukewarm but cold. We had no option but to return our meals & wait a further 20 + minutes for fresh meals to arrive , once again the food was subpar, the peas were ‘wrinkled’ from being in the water too long & the carrot puree was tasteless, we ate what we could as at this stage we were 2 hours at the restaurant & were hungry, disappointed & annoyed so we paid our bill in full & left . This is by far the most expensive restaurant in Cavtat & in my opinion the most overrated , at every table around us that night guests were looking at there watches waiting extended periods for food to arrive .I have eaten in many fine dining restaurants & this is most definitely not one of them .I maybe in a minority based on the reviews this restaurant receives but this was our experience of Bugenvila .
Written June 22, 2022
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Richard K
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
Sorry but this was not great at a top rated and top priced restaurant. Food was mediocre and the lobster bisque, listed with lobster claw contained no such thing and had two prawns instead. It took over one hour between the second and the main course. A drink that had been ordered never appeared and after over half an hour had to be chased. No-one offered deserts or coffees and as usual you had to work hard to get the bill. At over 3,000 kuna for five, this was not what we expected. Nice decor but being sat right at the edge of a busy road was not good. If there were problems in the kitchen we should have been told and a discount should be offered. It’s disingenuous to pack in the covers and then not to deliver. Sorry but this was poor value for money.
Written August 17, 2021
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