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Alberto's Restaurant

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Arorangi, Cook Islands
23597
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A taste of home

Our bus driver Mr. Hopeless kept saying this is the best place for a Steak Meal in Raro so we decided to check it out. 8 min stroll from the place we were staying. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and taken to our table. Amazing service from all the staff. The menu is a bit dated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sammy I
via mobile
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our bus driver Mr. Hopeless kept saying this is the best place for a Steak Meal in Raro so we decided to check it out. 8 min stroll from the place we were staying. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and taken to our table. Amazing service from all the staff. The menu is a bit dated... More 

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Thank Sammy I
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant due to a recommendation from a local. Good food, great steak and great value for money. Will recommend

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Thank Nicole P
Avarua, Cook Islands
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my partner here for his birthday and very much loved the selection of meals on the menu. We ordered their famous Steak meal and I had the chicken breast. It was the best. their salad buffet was very tasty and i think we went up more the three times, it was that delicious! would diffinitely go back again... More 

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Thank Mariana N
Peterborough, Canada
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried this restaurant out during our stay in Rarotonga on the recommendation of a couple of people in our hotel. The restaurant has a pleasing first impression with a warm décor and we were quickly shown to a nice table and presented with menus. The restaurant was quite full and apart from what looked like the owner and his... More 

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Thank JBH44
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This restaurant was really like stepping back in a time machine to the 70s. The salad bar selection came with a main course; my bowl was taken before i had completely finished. The pasta could have done with a bit more spag This was rated and promoted by locals but did not live up to expectations at all...

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Thank 704RichardW2014
Campbelltown, Australia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The food was alright, the service was amazing. Cocktails were delicious. My partner felt like steak and we had driven past the restaurant a couple of times. He was happy with his steak & sides. Worth a stop if you need a steak fix.

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Thank crayzeefox
Upper Hutt
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had one of the best steak meals on the island,best quality nz beef cooked to perfection. Not the most ritzy restaurant but suited us as was good to getaway from the crowds and enjoy a good meal together. staff were very good and the chef can cook a mean steak.

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Thank Tatua A
Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

No atmosphere and terrible food. We had oysters that were warm like they had been sitting on the bench all afternoon. Chowder tasteless and lumpy.

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Thank huarua
LONDON
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I have been going to Alberto's for over a decade now - every year I visit the Cook Islands. It is my favourite restaurant. Every meal is delicious - from the gigantic steaks, swordfish which melts in your mouth and pasta meals. They also cater for private functions which are fantastic. Once a week they have live music which you... More 

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Thank TuiGuiney
Invercargill, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We had the pleasure of dining in this lovely restuarant a week ago and enjoyed NZ prime steak and a big range of salads that you helped yourself to which I thought was rather novel as usually you would not get the choice! Excellent and thank-you guys! We enjoyed some lovely cocktails with our meal and we couldn't fault the... More 

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Thank Jeanette F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: 23597

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?