Tapas restaurants in Ouagadougou
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Wow! Tucked away to the east of Ouaga, this stunning restaurant is the city's most atmospheric. The restaurant has a courtyard where music is often played, and the three dining rooms are richly adorned with masks (all for sale) and traditional furniture. Each room is themed in a different style - Gourounsi, Mauritanian and a Tuareg tent. The food is also splendid, from the brochette de capitaine, sauce Hollandaise and bite-sized tapas to the banana cake for dessert. It also has the widest selection of masks that we found in Ouaga, and prices are agreeable. Everything's for sale here (including the furnishings) except, as one waiter pointed out, the staff.
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Baratapas, just around the corner from the STMB bus station, comes very close to being our new favourite place in Ouaga. The courtyard is filled with the innovative work of local artists and occasional exhibitions, the food is excellent and creative, and Alain, the owner, is a delight. The salads in particular are enormous. In short, we can't recommend this place highly enough.