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“Best restaurant in cavtat!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Bugenvila

Restaurant Bugenvila
Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Cavtat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in cavtat!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Went this restaurant twice..first time was excellent! Could not of faulted it one bit..food was amazing! (Especially the chocolate Genache which we had on both occasions) and service was exceptional. The second time wasnt as great as the first time but it was still really good. The only thing that let it down was that the service was a little slower than the first time. Value for money I would advise asking what the price of the 'catch of the day' is before ordering it as we paid 280 Kunas because we didnt ask (our own fault) but at about £38 for the fish it wasn't worth the price..the steak was much nicer and about 100 Kunas cheaper! It is advised to book this restaurant in advanced as every night we passed all tables were reserved. Definately a must go if you are in cavtat!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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“Great food - with some tiny faults.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Booked a table as advised which was just as well as the restaurant was heaving!
Our table was at 7pm (only booking left) and I do feel that the service was a little rushed - as if they were trying to move us on for the next sitting.
The food was amazing (we had the sharing platter for starters and monkfish for mains) - I really could not fault it.
The wine was also excellent however the waiter decided he had corked my boyfriends first glass (we hadn't noticed!) and proceeded to throw away the entire glass!!! The glass was not replaced from another bottle meaning we effectively paid £20 for 3/4 of a bottle!!!! (We'd happily have drunk the tiny flecks of cork - we're not that cultured!!)
The deserts were also stunning (cheese cake and chocolate ganache).
Its a great restaurant but the tiny issues slightly let it down.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bugenvila, Owner at Restaurant Bugenvila, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear guest

Please accept my apology for this incident. It shouldn't have happened. I'm shocked to learn that our waiter didn't offer you to taste the wine first and that he proceeded the way you described in this review.

Thank you for letting me know what happened. What I can do at the moment is to precisely define our Standard Operating Procedures for the presence of cork flecks in wine in order to prevent our waiters from repeating such unacceptable behaviour (although anybody with common sense should replace such wine without having SOP's telling them to do that).

However, this will not get you your wine back unless you have a chance to come back to us and give us another chance. Apologies!
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service and nice location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We opted for Restaurant Bugenvila because of the excellent reviews it received on TripAdvisor. It is in a beautiful location along the waterfront and the plants and trellises all around make it feel a little more private. We had a problem with our table because we were put in the corner right at the back where there was no ventilation at all and people at a table behind us (in the next restaurant) were smoking and it made the whole area feel very hot and oppresive so we asked to move. They were accomodating about this but next time I would insist on reserving a table at the front or sides so you get some air.
For starter I had the risotto with truffles which was amazing and big enough really for a main course! My other half had spaghetti with clams which he also enjoyed. I was a bit dissapointed with my main which was dalmation cocotte, because it was supposed to have mussels, clams, monkfish, scallops, octopus and squid in it, but it only had one scallop and one piece of octopus and no squid, and the rest was mainly mussels and monkfish. I would have prefferred more of an equal mix of things. For dessert we had frozen mojito which was absolutely gorgeous.
We had to reserve a table on our first night to eat here on the second night so if you want to eat here definitely make a reservation.
It is very nice and also quite romantic and the staff are friendly. It is quite a lot more expensive than most of the other restaurants along the waterfront, but why not go for it if you fancy a treat!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gems1984
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Favourite meal of our holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

The menu at bugenvila stood out for us as something different from a lot of the other restaurants in Cavtat. We were attracted to it before realising the restaurant was already number 1 on trip advisor. So another great review - they really deserve it! We ate here half way through our holiday and it was so good we booked for our last night and again it was great. Everything we ordered on both occassions was lovely - oyster soup, ravioli, seafood stew, the sharing platter of cheese, tapenade, olives, ham etc was delicious and well presented, steak delicious and my special of Tuna was cooked to perfection! Great wines too. Service was attentive and friendly. You can tell the owners really care about providing great food and service to their customers. This restaurant really was standout for us and easily the best food we ate. We didn't feel the prices were really any higher than some of the other places we ate. Would recommend booking for dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dingdang80
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing discovery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Arrived there by accident, as our initial destination Galjeta did not accept us and were very unfriendly. Just walked in for lunch at Bugenvilla. Reading the other reviews we consider ourselves lucky, as we managed to eat there without a reservation.
Very nice staff, unpretentious, attentive, knowledgeable.
Had a blue lunch: octopus carpaccio salad with white beans; linguini with vongole; rucola salad, a a raspberry ice desert. My wife had mussels in white wine. This was accompanied by a nice rose (one glass only, as I still had to drive) and the most amazing olive oil (to die for).

Added advantage: excellent viewpoint to look at everyone walking up and down the pier, and to admire the large and luxurious vessels which dock just in front.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NadMel
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