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Address: Place Vaiete, Papeete, French Polynesia

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Orangevale, California
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food, great people and great location. There was such variety as well. everytime we came here, we tried something different. There's 2 in the southwest corner of the lot that were the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place has about 20 different munchy type wagons to choose from, they all have tables and plastic stools to sit on. The average price is about $15-20 USD 1500-2000 Francs. They sell no booze, however you can bring in a bottle (illegal) of wine or beers, and they might not say anything, especially if they don't notice. Food there... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A definite place to eat. The 20 - 30 roulettes offered an enticing variety of Asian and local foods. We had to make a choice of not only what to eat, but where to eat. This was solved when a local person told us that the roulette whose menu we were checking, was the best one! Had the poisson cru... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We looked forward to seeing the park full of Roulottes and tasting on a sampler basis, thinking we would graze. However, these Roulottes are full-fledged restaurants in a tiny box, offering full entrees, desserts and treats. We arrived about 5:30 and they were just setting up, starting their cookstoves and assembling dining tables. By 6:30 or so, they were in... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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