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Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Tapas, New Zealand, Pan-Asian
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Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 233
Website
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 103
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Delicious Chicken Salad

Situated on a bit of a hill overlooking the reef makes this Cafe quite special. A nice cool breeze descends upon you as you sit and enjoy a refreshing meal. All produce is lovely and fresh and very well presented and the desserts were absolutely yummy. Well worth the effort. Fantastic service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Northlanders
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Situated on a bit of a hill overlooking the reef makes this Cafe quite special. A nice cool breeze descends upon you as you sit and enjoy a refreshing meal. All produce is lovely and fresh and very well presented and the desserts were absolutely yummy. Well worth the effort. Fantastic service - very attentive without being over the top.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Stopped in for a quick bite. Friendly service by Michelle. Excellent food. Made the effort to come twice more. The dumplings were the drawcard. Thankyou

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Having cruised around the lovely island if Rarotanga for a few days a local had suggested that we visit the Tuoro Cafe and Black Rock Villas. Well she knew what she was talking about. The first giveaway was the small but packed car park. Set up on a hill with a view to die for we settled in. The food... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had the best meal here on our last day in Rarotonga. Michelle was lovely and the chef made our meals super quickly as we were pushed for time. The fish was amazing and the potato croquettes are delicious. Would definitely come back again (and allow more time!).

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Mangatawhiri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch. The food was delicious and the service was great. We were the last customers for the day so it was nice that Michelle spent a bit of time chatting to us. The view is great and the new roof over the tables is a welcome relief from the sun. Can honestly recommend this restaurant.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We enjoyed a beautiful lunch at Tuoro Rest & Cafe, food was fantastic and service by Michelle was great, would def reccommend take the time to have lunch here

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Arrived for lunch and were seated at a table over-looking the lagoon below. Fantastic views for a resturant. We both had coffee and Tapas. We can highly recommend the squid and fish wontons. To die for. The food & service was excellent and we will return. Open 4 lunch from 11am. Closed Saturday & Monday. Meals cost - $37-00 total.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a nice place for lunch. There was four of us and we all had something different and we all enjoyed our meal. Stunning views great atmosphere and very friendly waiting staff (who are also the owners). They are not open Monday or Saturday but any other day make sure you find them well worth the visit.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Super food with a great location. Not always clear when its open. Not in the evenings for instance. The calamari was mouth watering.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had a beautiful lunch in Tuoro Restaurant on our last day in Rarotonga. The setting and the quality of the food were delightful. Service was first class. Cannot speak too highly of our experience. Only regret was we did not find the restaurant earlier in our holiday.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 21 233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Tapas, New Zealand, Pan-Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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