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Address: Place Vaiete, Papeete, French Polynesia

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Simple delicious food

Nice food in a friendly place. A lot of choices. Located in the heart of the city, by the port. Prices are correct.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Paris, France
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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We spent 4 days in Papeete before a cruise and we ate here every night. We ate in some of the local spots for lunch and the food seemed a little pricey. Once we discovered the roulottes, dinner was taken care of every night! Wonderful fresh food, great prices, just about anything you could want right here on the plaza!... More 

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Ruakaka, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

2nd trip back to Tahiti in a year and a visit to the Food Vans or Roulottes down by the Wharf. It seemed a lot more expensive this year. It's a nice novelty option for Tourists, but really it's not much different price wise to eat in a nice Restaurant with cleaner surroundings and real knives and forks. Foods fine... More 

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Ocean City, Md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Only had coffee here but the pastries all looked fresh and delicious!! Not cheap but then again nothing in Tahiti is cheap!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nice food in a friendly place. A lot of choices. Located in the heart of the city, by the port. Prices are correct.

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Doncaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We looked around all of the trucks and they all looked OK for hygiene. We sat down on the outer edge of the circle of trucks near the raised flower beds. If one truck was doing chicken or steak and another was deserts it did not matter they just ordered what you required and brought it to you from what... More 

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

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