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Papeete Roulottes

place Vaiete, Papeete, French Polynesia
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Ranked #1 of 10 shopping in Papeete
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San Diego
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The roulottes are mobile food trucks that are set up each night by individual businesses at the main dock, close to the Moorea ferries.. They are very good. Last few times I ate at Mamy's. I love the chow-mein special. But they have lots of different food which, if you go to one of the more remote destinations, is a... More

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved the food trucks in Papeete. Great food, music, people watching and price ....huge portions for small dollars!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had heard that the best place to eat in Papaeete was downtown at the roulottes in the central city. We grabbed a cab from our hotel and headed down there to give it a try. There were lots of choices, we opted for a Harley-Davidson-themed stall offering burgers and ribs. Seriously, these were great ribs - turns out it's... More

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Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Did the roulottes alone some 20 years ago, so wanted to relive and share the experience with my wife. It was a disappointment. The food trucks are similar to the hawker stalls back home but the food quality is just not there. Perhaps we should have tried something else besides the 'chinese' food. The price is still fairly decent though.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The best place to eat.( NB they are indeed roulottes- roulette is a gambing game.) Wide choice of vans, serving eg crepes, Chinese dishes, Tahitian raw fish salad, grilled fish, barbecued chicken. BYO beer (wine is very expensive in French Polynesia). Friendly, food not expensive, not noisy, safe to walk along by the sea and stop there. Open till late.... More

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Austin, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I ate a meal at one food trailer and dessert at another. If I had only eaten dessert I would have given this 5 stars but the dinner was pretty bad. We were craving something other than Mahi Mahi in vanilla sauce or Poisson cru as though both are yummy we had had our fill by 18 days in. So... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A visit to the Roulottes beside the cruise terminal in Papeete is a must for anyone in Papeete. The food trucks start setting up at 6pm and continue until about 11pm. They offer an extensive choice of international cuisine at affordable prices. People watching is half the fun. Everything is outdoors and you can witness all manner of things being... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We have been to these eateries (roulettes) at the pier at Papeete a couple of times when in Tahiti. They are fantastic. Sitting out near the chosen food "van" (roulette) is such fun. The food is very good, too. The people are very obliging and the service is very good - however - the second time we ate there the... More

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

"Les roulottes" at Vaiete is "the" place to go for dinner with friends and familly! You can find many food trucks with a wide variety of food (tahitian, chinese, french, japanese, etc...) at very afordable price! The best day to go is on friday, where you can have some tahitian shows and other activities.I really recommend this place !! Please,... More

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houston, texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
6 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Not to be missed while in Papeete. The food trucks pile into the park downtown next to where the cruise ships dock. The trucks offer a wide variety of food types at half the price of elsewhere. Dining is open air at portable tables which disappear with the trucks. Because of the price & quality of food everyone is there.... More

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