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“Best dinner in Croatia”

Restaurant Bugenvila
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Cavtat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$29
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Experience carefully sourced highest quality ingredients cooked to perfection. Enjoy immaculately presented seasonal cocktails. Taste some of the best Croatian wines. Enjoy life!
Reviewed 7 August 2021

The food at Bugenvila has been by far the best on our 4 week trip through Croatia. We were there 2 times and each time we were thrilled with the quality and taste of the food. The location is beautiful, right on the harbor and the service is excellent. I can recommend this restaurant to everyone. Must do in Cavtat!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

What a service! Words can not describe how good service this place has. Never seen anyting like it! And the food is really good! It’s very different from the other places in Cavtat. In a good way! -And good portions. Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank holternz
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Reviewed 6 August 2021

So we were given a complimentary drink on arrival as we had to cary a wrought iron chair to our table as was too heavy for the host due to another table taking ours. Not a problem. Then waited 35 mins before a waiter finally came to take food and drink orders after the host even commented you've been neglected. We ordered a bottle of water and our 3 courses. The food itself was great. Only disappointment was with my ox cheek. I had only 1 thin slice of potato. In essecence a pringle. Ridiculous. Apart from food being dropped off not once were asked how it was or whether we wanted more drink which we were gasping for by end of 3rd course. The service was diabolical. The food was good but staff need to be far more proactive!!!

Date of visit: August 2021
1  Thank X9707MEandys
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Igor Korousic, Owner at Restaurant Bugenvila, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2021

Dear Guests

Unfortunately it is true. I had not noticed that a chair had been taken away from your table before you came and tried to replace it on your arrival. You gentlemanly offered your help, as I was obviously struggling. After the complimentary drinks were served to you, unfortunately, you did get neglected. Please accept my and your servers sincere apology. When collecting your plates, I asked if everything was alright but I’m sorry I did not enquire in detail.

The ox cheeks are served with seasonal vegetables; fennel, carrots, zucchini and everything else that we get on the greens market in Dubrovnik. Had we been more attentive we could have offered additional serving of potatoes with your ox cheeks as we normally do on request.

I understand your disappointment, and as a compensation I would like to offer a bottle of wine or drinks of your choice, if you happen to visit us again.

With sincere apology

Monika Dziwik-Korousic
Monika Korousic

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Reviewed 4 August 2021

we came here for dinner thinking that it was “the best restaurant in Cavtat”.
Unfortunately it was a terrible experience.
At first the waiter gave us the menu card 35 minutes after our arrival and the main dish arrived 1h45 after our arrival without any apology from the waiter and after having asked several times for it (he blamed the kitchen for being too slow) ....
We had to tell another waiter our disappointment who only responds was “it’s not my fault”.
Finally and at least the owner gave us an apology.
For a Michelin table, it’s inacceptable as the prices are quite expensive.
All in all we are very disappointed (unless you have at least 4 hours to take a meal) and we do not recommend this restaurant at all.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

The atmosphere at Bugenvila, with its friendly staff and excellent service, is incomparable. We were looking forward to our special little treat the whole day, and we were not disappointed. All the details were right, and reminded us that some things in life are actually awakening to be as good as before COVID.

We had oysters, tuna steak and tenderloin. It was served to perfection, medium rare. Prosecco, rosé wine and a Hugo for dessert completed this unforgettable meal and evening in such romantic surroundings.

We highly recommend an evening at Bugenvila, if you are lucky enough to get a table!

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank jannikkel2020
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