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“romantic”

Restaurant l'Eau Vive
Ranked #7 of 110 Restaurants in Ouagadougou
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“romantic”
Reviewed September 14, 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 evening but it was enjoyable.

  • Visited October 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant, extremely affordable good food.”
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.

  • Visited April 2013
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice place in Ouga”
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).

  • Visited May 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“What a charming, unique experience!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

I ate dinner at l'Eau Vive on Thursday, the 9th of May and was completely charmed by the experience, the ambiance, the warmth of the staff, and the simple beauty of their devotion to their convent. The food was as good as anything I ate during my two weeks in Ouaga (which means very good indeed!), the courtyard setting was lovely, and the friendly, charming, and helpful staff was delightful. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience while you're in Burkina Faso -- and oh by the way, feel free to sing along with their heartwarming a-capella rendering of "Ave Maria" at the end of your meal. Even for non-believers, but especially for believers, it's beautiful way to end an evening.

  • Visited May 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, good food”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

I was there as part of a conference and we enjoyed our lunches very much. Lovely staff, good food, small but well stocked gift shop.

Visited May 2013
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