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Papeete Roulottes

place Vaiete, Papeete, French Polynesia
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Paris, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We came here for dinner for the last night of our trip. It was really nice to get out of the very touristy hotels and have an evening out among the very friendly locals. We had grilled Meka at Chez Romy. It was delicious! Perfectly cooked and seasoned. If they had their own trip advisor I would ive them 5... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I were in Papeete for 4 nights at the end of our trip and ate here the last 2. The roulettes were within walking distance of our hotel and we loved the atmosphere down there. They open at 6pm each night (even Sunday) and there is table service - with menus - at these little outdoor restaurants.... More

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San Diego
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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12 reviews 12 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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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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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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