Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rating Bougainvillea Café, Marrakech

Colourful Moroccan tiles surrounded by lush greenery at Bougainvillea Café
Bougainvillea Café is a popular café located in the Marrakech souq. It is set in a beautiful courtyard dcorated in a typical Moroccan style. The food, was, however a disappointment. Bougainvillea Café is great for a cold refreshment, but go elsewhere for lunch or dinner. 
Rating Bougainvillea Café: BBBB- (3,52 points)
  • Location: BBBB
  • Service: BBB
  • Interior & atmosphere: BBB+
  • Food: BBBB-
Features of the rustic interior of the courtyard
Bougainvillea Café is located in the maze of narrow streets and alleys of the old bazaars of Marrakech. You can easily reach it by foot from Djemaa el Fna, only a 10 minute walk away.

Bougainvillea Café is a beautiful place for a cup of coffee or a cold resfment. You find yourself in a beautiful traditional courtyard with white painted walls and brown rounded windows and doors. You are seated on brightly coloured chairs by small round tables scattered over the paving.

Decent service, ordering food swiftly and we were served without having to wait for very long.

Beef with French fries and vegetable skewer
We ordered French style food, and water, as wine or beer are not served at Bougainvillea Café.

I was served a large slab of beef, with fries and a skewer with grilled onions and tomatoes.

Deliciosly crispy fries, and the beef was tender and succulent, but it did not taste very much, at least not compared with what you may enjoy of local cuisine packed with aromatic spices.

When dining in Marrakech, I would highly recommend the Moroccan restaurants. They serve authentic food at very reasonable prices. The food on places like Bougainvillea Café cannot compare with a delicious tagine or couscous, but it is perfect for a hot cup of Moroccan coffee or mint tea or a refreshing cold glass of orange juice in the shade.

Address:
Bougainvillea Café
33 rue Mouassine Medina
Place Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

Bougainvillea is rated as number 210 of 229 restaurants in Marrakech
See review here 

See approximate location of Bougainvillea Café on this map


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