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Papeete Roulottes

Address: Place Vaiete, Papeete, French Polynesia
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Princeton, NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

These roulottes are very well known attractions in Pape'ete. We ate there three times during a recent stay in that town. Facing the ferry building for the ferries ro Mo'orea, they are located a short walk to the left. They do not serve alcohol there. We brought a beer, bought in a near-by bar, or you can buy something in... More 

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Nantes, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A Tahitien tradition not to be missed, diner at one of the food vans , or"roulottes", as the locals call them. Everything is cooked outside and it is good to see your meal being prepared in front of you ! The choice is vast at each roulotte and after a few visits you will soon find your favourite, be it... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Papeete -good jumping off point to all the other islands -very geared towards snorkeling -glass bottom boats, swimming with sharks and stingrays-Ocean is very clean and beautiful on all the islands Famous Black Pearls are available-very expensive I sailed on Regent Seven Seas Mariner between the islands and it was like an oasis as it was very warm and humid... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

These food trucks are great for a late night snack, we went after arriving on our flight quite late. They were still open around 10 pm. Very reasonable prices and lots of variety, pizza, pasta, Chinese, burgers etc.

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Oakville, Ontario
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The roulottes offer everything from steaks, to seafood, to chicken dishes and Oriental food. Can be pricey, so don't expect a deal under $10 per person.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

French Polynesia is exceptionally expensive so it’s great to have the Roulottes where the food is generous in serving size but with prices a little closer to what you pay at home. There were around 10 stores all of them selling similar food. We didn’t try the Chinese places, but the burgers, sashimi and crepes were all good. Open every... More 

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Durango, Colorado, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Every night about 6pm, food trucks pull into a plaza just next to the main harbor (there were about 30 the night we were there in October.) They all have lights antables. The offer a good variety of food from around the world - Chinese, Thai, Barbeque, Fresh Seafood, etc.. Prices vary from $10-20 for different plates - menus in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This cosy French Polynesia island is what you have always dreamt of. Getting out the plane is a shock in temperature and humidity but little by little your body adjust to a new climate there. The people is always welcoming and friendly, the atmosphere is French and casual, the food is fresh and in good variety. Good memories back from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I used to live in Tahiti and as a local, I would definitely recommand it to everyone who comes to visit our Beautiful country! There's plenty of "Food van" that all offer a different variety of food so you have plenty of choices and what a better way to enjoy good local food than being in the outdoor, on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Papeete, a 'hive of activity'...'A la francaise!' A bustling little town, depicting the 'heart & soul', of the Polynesian Islands! The town's 'throbbing & pulsating' heart, oozing 'friendliness & open-ness', to all it's visitors. 'Peace on Earth', in the middle of the Pacific ocean A definite 'MUST' for ANY down to earth traveller!.

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