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17 Tamamutu St, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 377 4549
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Ranked #55 of 108 restaurants in Taupo
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2012
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Dining options: Reservations
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82% Recommend
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

On a high from having attended the 41 above concert at the opening of the French cafe, we arrived at Pimentos ready to enjoy dinner. We were bitterly disappointed! My sister in law ordered chicken liver pate for starter only to be informed (later) that pate was sold out so she substituted the brumby's loaves with oil and dukkah.....Nope sold... More

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Flensburg, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Went with 7 people to have a family meal - the lamb shanks were fantastic, however most of the other food was just average. At the cost of each meal - a little disappointing. When we asked if a childrens menu was available, we were told yes, but then were told that it was simply chicken nuggets and fries, which... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant. We went here for a meal four years ago and were hesitant about going back incase it wasn't up to the same standard. To our surprise it was just as good. I would recommend the chocolate tart and sticky date pudding for dessert.

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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Many thanks to the wonderful staff as our bus was very late picking up 23 of us for a birthday and they didnt mind. The food was lovely and we were amazed that all the mains managed to come out at the same time. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone and we will certainly be going back when we... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Great place, lovely and warm ( you need in May ) Well used by locals. Very friendly staff,good Menu. Food good so we went 2 nights in a row. Plus BYO Lamb Shanks very good. Cant see you being disappointed

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

There's nothing to actively dislike about this restaurant. The service is prompt, even if it takes them a long time to do the math on a split bill. The food is decent, but nothing to write home about. The portions are what you pay for. The wine prices are not terrible. If you're looking for a decent bite with unsurprising... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

I would like to thank the lovely people at Pimentos for a fab dinner out. The service was friendly and efficient and the food so delicious. I highly recommend the mushroom and blue cheese soup, I would go there again and again just to have that! The Lamb shanks were also superb as was the chicken pasta. We will most... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

My husband and I live locally and decided to try this restaurant for the first time on Sunday night. He ordered chicken liver pate followed by scotch fillet and I ordered chicken livers followed by pork loin. The pate was bland but passable. The chicken livers were drowned in a brown gravy (meant to be a red wine jus), two... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Nice restaurant inside and the food was very good, if not outstanding. Staff friendly and efficient. I'd go back if in Taupo again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We visited for dinner n a Friday night. The place was not too busy. Freindly welcome and attentive staff. Dishes were the right size and food tasty, but nothing too adventurous. Well worth a visit

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