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Papeete Roulottes

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Address: Place Vaiete, Papeete, French Polynesia

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Good food, lots of variety, good pricing

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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