Best restaurants in Ouagadougou

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    Maquis Aboussouan

    This upmarket maquis (rustic, open-air restaurant) is the place to enjoy Burkinabé and Ivoirian staples such as poulet kedjenou (slow-cooked chicken with peppers and tomatoes) or attiéké (grated cassava). The ample, lively courtyard is filled with regular locals and is great for soaking up the atmosphere.

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    Chez Haregua

    If you want to give your taste buds a sensuous treat, go for this Ethiopian choice – the excellent alicha doro (turmeric chicken) is served with the traditional, pancake-like injera bread and eaten by hand. The staff is super-friendly and the service excellent. Highly recommended.

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    Espace Gondwana

    Espace Gondwana sports sensational decor, with four dining rooms richly adorned with masks and traditional furniture. The food impresses, too, with an imaginative menu that runs the gamut from frogs' legs and fish dishes to grilled meats and salads.

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    Le Verdoyant

    A favourite haunt of expats, the ultracentral Le Verdoyant is famous for its pasta, wood-fired pizzas and ice creams. Note that the mosquitoes are ferocious at night.

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    L'Eau Vive

    This Ouagadougou institution is run by an order of nuns and promises an air-conditioned haven from the clamour outside; there's also a garden dining area out the back. French staples are served, and 'Ave Maria' is sung at 9.30pm every night. There is a sister (excuse the pun) restaurant in Bobo.

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    Kfête

    The Institut Français' gorgeous restaurant is a lovely spot for lunch: sit in colourful raffia chairs under the modern paillote (straw awning) and tuck into brochettes (grilled meat or fish cubes on a stick), juicy crêpes or just sip a coffee. It's also a great place to meet local artists.

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    Chez Tanti Propre

    You'll find no cheaper place for a sit-down meal in the city centre. Order a riz gras (rice with a tomato sauce), a tô (millet- or sorghum-based pâte) or an alloco (fried plantain) prepared grandma-style. Perfect for a quick bite at lunchtime.

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    Marina Market

    Great selection of groceries, with long opening hours.