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Restaurant Bugenvila

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Obala A. Starcevica 9 | The Old Town, Cavtat 20210, Croatia
+385 20 479 949
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Stockton, California
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The friends we were with had enjoyed lunch here on a previous visit to Cavtat and wanted to try it for dinner. For the most part, the service was very good. However, my husband, who is lactose intolerant ordered the Lettuce Gazpacho, which contained burrata cheese. He asked if it could be left out and was told "yes". When it... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Honestly I do not know why this is meant to be the best restaurant in Cavtat... our experience there was negative! We stayed at the apartment in the upper street parallel to the promenade just behind Bugenvilla and everyday walking down the stairs we could see the staff sitting on the steps smoking cigarettes... When I said hello to one... More 

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Bugenvila, Owner at Restaurant Bugenvila, responded to this review

Dear Kate As the owner of the restaurant I would like to apologise for our staff's lack of manners, there is no excuse for not responding to your kind greetings. Although I feel that there is nothing wrong with being fully booked a few days in advance I can assure you that we always do everything to find a table... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

food Excellent. Not accommodating though. I was disappointed that when we queried swapping a dish from a set menu it seemed an impossible request. In fact we felt a little patronized. I'm not sure what the problem was we would have been happy to pay extra for the difference we asked for a replacement with something that was on the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Cavtat, without doubt. Had dinner here two times, and lunch one time during summer vacation in 2016. Relaxed ambience combined with full scale fine dining experience. Wine list with local wines offered an opportunity to sample some of the best wines of the region paired with excellent cuisine. Technically well prepared food, made of... More 

1 Thank Robert S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We had an excellent meal in this lovely restaurant. The food was really delicious and the staff friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Ruth L
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

On a short vacation in Cavtat we eated three times in this restaurant. We were very satisfied. Everything we eated was delicious. Only one thing that bothered me, is bad choice of wine, but that doesn't have anything with the quality of food. So with a better choice of wine, I can imagine this experience even better than it was.

1 Thank Josip B
Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We ate here on our last night in Cavtat, just as well as we might have been tempted to visit a couple more times. Our waiter was very friendly and guided us through the menu and recommended wine to go with the meal. The best steak ever from the teenager and the black risotto was delicious. A memorable meal to... More 

2 Thank Morag F
Guildford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We ate our best meal in Croatia here! First rate service! Everything we ate was delicious. Can't wait to return.

1 Thank IanKelly63
County Wicklow, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We found this little gem of a restaurant while on holiday in Cavtat and are there three times within seven days. The food was excellent and a very good choice of wine. Our waiter Anti (I am not sure of the spelling) was very helpful, friendly and professional. All dishes that we had were excellent and the chocolate desert was... More 

1 Thank John C C
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We spent one week holiday in Dubrovnik and we made one day trip to Cavtat. We had some not so good restaurant experience in Dubrovnik so we checked TripAdvisor first when we arrived in Cavtat. It was amazing. We ordered oysters, octopus terrine, mushroom soup and pork neck. All went very good. Actually it turned out to be our best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $26
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obala A. Starcevica 9 | The Old Town, Cavtat 20210, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Cavtat
  • Phone Number: +385 20 479 949
Experience carefully sourced highest quality ingredients cooked to perfection. Enjoy immaculately presented seasonal cocktails. Taste some of the best Croatian wines. Enjoy life!

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