Ouagadougou restaurants

Top Choice African in Ouagadougou

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,…
Top Choice Ethiopian in Ouagadougou

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 staf…
Top Choice Pizza in Ouagadougou

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.
Fusion in Ouagadougou

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 d…
French in Ouagadougou

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 s…
Cafe in Ouagadougou


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 …
African in Ouagadougou

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 fo…
Market in Ouagadougou

Marina Market

Great selection of groceries, with long opening hours.