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Papeete Roulottes

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Address: Place Vaiete, Papeete, French Polynesia

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Food trucks

Roulottes (food tricks) all parked in an area of Papeete serving various dinners. Part of the fun is going from truck to truck reading the menus and deciding which one to pick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

First you must walk around to look for the cleanest roulotte. Then look for the crowd and if you see lost of local that's a good sign. We found a Gem, very popular with local and tourists. We ate at the best roulotte, It's called "LA ROULOTTE", the owners are famous for their poisson cru and Ahi tartare. They use... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Locals may tell you to show up early. Don't. The early trucks are a tourist scam. Very overpriced food from the early trucks that lay out a spread like a restaurant. Expect to pay twice what you would at a real sit down restaurant anywhere in the city. Wait for the locals to show and eat at the greasy diner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Roulottes (food tricks) all parked in an area of Papeete serving various dinners. Part of the fun is going from truck to truck reading the menus and deciding which one to pick. Many have similar menus though. Would have enjoyed it much more if they served booze but I guess they're not allowed to. I did see one table with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food trucks have a large variety of good food with decent pricing. This is not gourmet or fine dinning but excellent food. The outdoor open setting is different. You can't go wrong for the price.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The food truck scene at the pier has a great vibe. Lots of locals seem to eat here. However, there were not a ton of options- mostly Chinese food and crepes. That said, the Chinese food that we had was excellent. We especially loved the Nem, which is an interesting take on an egg roll. Good people watching as well.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

As a foodie, I had heard a lot about this exact place and even saw it featured on several TV shows, including Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. Alas, my enthusiasm was all for nothing -- this place was merely average in every way. Don't get me wrong -- I have nothing negative to say; but I also don't have anything special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great food, lots of locals, lots of choices. Good place to spend some time people watching. Near the ferries to Moorea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

OK, first things first - nothing is cheap in Tahiti. 90% of everything is imported so it all costs. Having said that the roulottes are the cheapest eating option if you don't want to cook. I've read much about the hygiene standards but they are really no worse than a burger van and many are better so be at ease.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Situated near the ferry terminal to Moorea, this parking lot transforms every night around 6 pm to alfresco dining, for tourists. Food trucks park and set up numerous plastic tables to eat under the stars. That's about as good as it gets. Although there are about 10 trucks on any given night, about 8 of them would probably be chinese... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My wife and I had the obligatory (enforced) overnight stay in Papeete on the way back to Sydney from Bora Bora. Not wishing to eat at the Intercontinental Hotel we decided to try the ‘famous’ food trucks or Roulottes. We had read reports that this is an affordable alternative to eating in your hotel. Be aware that this very much... More 

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Address: Address: Place Vaiete, Papeete, French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete

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