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War Horse Saloon

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, American, Pizza, Barbecue
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Wharf Rd | Next to Origin House, Port Vila, Efate 11111, Vanuatu
+678 26670
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Well Run and well priced

At first I wasn't sure about a US style ribs and Mexican place n Port Vila. However was I wrong. Ronald runs a great casual establishment where the ambience and price really works. If you want a relaxed western type meal this is the place to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Wayne G
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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US
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Disappointed in our dinner at the war horse. Burgers and fries was the most appetizing. The ribs which come so highly recommended need to be cooked longer. Service was brash and forgetful. Be careful because at the end of your dinner there is a 4% credit card fee!!! Absolutely absurd.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

At first I wasn't sure about a US style ribs and Mexican place n Port Vila. However was I wrong. Ronald runs a great casual establishment where the ambience and price really works. If you want a relaxed western type meal this is the place to go.

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Sussex Inlet, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great food , cold beer. Great location but not sure how crowded it would be when the boat comes in. Otherwise all good with lots of memorabilia.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Good place to sit and have a beer after visiting the handicraft market. Sit outside or inside and enjoy the local beers

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I'm from Canada and can say this food is the real North American deal! The ribs were so delicious. It has an American style bar with lots of beer. If you want the American experience then this is the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We are here twice and both times meals were excellent, well cooked, good choice (even for a vegetarian) and very friendly staff. Not the cheapest place but well worth a visit, only down side was number of people smoking in bar/inside area, but on both visits we ate/sat outside, some smoke drifting around. That is only reason for 4* not... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We called in to have lunch. Ribs were great but quite expensive once price was converted over. Hard to enjoy your meal with people smoking around you. Maybe next time we will try for dinner

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Arakoon, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Everyone in our group that visited The War house raved about their meals, the fun hostess, the great service, the awesome vibe - top place - we loved it so much we visited twice as the meals well priced and were massive (the ribs were like out of The Flinstones) It was a rocking little place!

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South West Rocks, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A must visit to this old fashion saloon bar in Vanuatu. The service was excellent, meals fantastic (make sure you go with an empty belly though as they are huge). The owner was very welcoming and made sure we had a great time. The staff couldn't do enough for our party of 13 people. Love it, Love it, Love it..... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Tucked in a corner away from Downtown Vila is a little slice of Americana. Upon arriving, we were greeted with smiling faces and I was transported back to a Southwestern US roadhouse. The service was prompt and friendly. The menu was a little limited, but offered a good variety of TexMex fare at a reasonable price. They have a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wharf Rd | Next to Origin House, Port Vila, Efate 11111, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 26670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Pizza, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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