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Alberto's Restaurant

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Arorangi, Cook Islands
23597
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 144
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
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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
Another great meal

We always dine at Alberto's when visiting Raro. Service is always good and staff and owner always have a friendly word for their guests. We had the N. Z. Steak special. ( Garlic bread, steak and dessert ) $39-00 each. Pays to book, had a lovely evening and love the new gnomes.. J... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Bugsy13
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We always dine at Alberto's when visiting Raro. Service is always good and staff and owner always have a friendly word for their guests. We had the N. Z. Steak special. ( Garlic bread, steak and dessert ) $39-00 each. Pays to book, had a lovely evening and love the new gnomes.. J & J

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Western Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We were welcomed by the friendly staff and had a great time here. The steak was wonderfully cooked and the wife had the ladies plate of pork medallions. The salad bar was good and the jacket potatoes were really nice. The overall price of the meal and drinks was really good for a nice meal.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

One of if not the best steak I have ever had! Though, all the additional expense adds up. I don't like mushrooms (included with steak) so they said they would put them in a side dish for my dad to enjoy but ended up charging $4 extra. The food was great but compared to the quality and price on offer... More 

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Oak Park, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We love fish but when we saw the steak special on the menu (look in the back) that did it! SOLD! We got so much food that we took part of it back to our resort for another light meal the next night. Alberto's is clean and neat and decorated so cute! They also have a nice little salad bar... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Really can't believe that last review!! We were in the Cook Islands two years ago and have just returned from our 2nd trip there. Loved Alberto's last time and ate their twice this time (once with another couple and once just us.) The meals are substantial but I didn't see anything but pretty empty plates going back to the kitchen!... More 

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Auckland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Sorry guys, but we enjoyed nothing about our visit to your restaurant. You need to reduce the amount of food you put on the plates for one thing. We did not see one empty plate go back to the kitchen and everyone around us were complaining about the huge meal sizes. My husband is a big guy who normally has... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We reviewed this restaurant on our last visit and after visiting 5 of the highest rated restaurants in Rarotonga, this is still our pick for the best steak in Rarotonga. Servings are huge and cooked just to perfection. Salad bar is fresh and nicely varied. The hosts are also fantastic, service is first rate. Highly recommended. If you make a... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had the three course steak special and it was fantastic. The steak was huge and cooked to order. A salad bar and excellent dessert was included. The service was great.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

As always the steak was one of the best I've had. This is one of our must have meals on our trips to Raro. No view of the water but the food and service makes up for that. One of our party had the new addition the menu, the seafood platter for one which was well presented and was very... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Recently we and 40 friends & family celebrated a Big 70 at Alberto's. The hosts, along with their staff, couldnt have made the evening more enjoyable They went to so much trouble to make our night one to remember. Good on you Kerry & Kathy, you still have the best restaurant in Rarotonga. We will spread the word. See you... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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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