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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
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 110
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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
A must visit in Raro

Michelle and Andy are the most welcoming couple at this cafe. Tapas were fantastic, loved the pork dumplings, smoked fish parcels and mussel fritters to die for. Shame we had to race off for our flight, could have sat there for hours looking at the view. Best of all it's open Sunday when most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
kimandlee2004
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Michelle and Andy are the most welcoming couple at this cafe. Tapas were fantastic, loved the pork dumplings, smoked fish parcels and mussel fritters to die for. Shame we had to race off for our flight, could have sat there for hours looking at the view. Best of all it's open Sunday when most places are closed. You haveto visit... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Cozy place with awesome personal service and food to lick your fingers for. Will surely recommend to anyone visiting cook islands

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I have travelled to Rarotonga numerous times and often stayed in the vicinity of the Tuoro - but hadn't eaten there before. Thanks to a gift voucher for Mothers Day we lunched there a few days ago. In TA the place has an excelent rating and it is thoroughly deserved. I had the fish and chips (daring,... More 

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Tapas menu is great - try the pork dumplings and island chips for starters. Sit back and watch the whales outside the reef.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place was a must visit after reading all the good reviews. It is slightly more that some places for lunch (tapas from $10 to $15 or main meals $22 but worth every cent! The owner is so friendly and there is a lovely view over the lagoon. I had the squid basket and my husband had the steak sandwich... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great meal, friendly service and lovely location! Loved the freshness of the chicken salad and as PawPaw was not plentiful on the Island due to recent heavy rain it was so nice to taste this in the salad as I was really missing it! Partner had fish which was "yummy. Michelle is very friendly and makes you feel very welcome... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe - this place has it all! Brilliant food, fantastic views and awesome service from Andy & Michelle. Also love the beverage selection, our table were huge fans of the Lawson's Pinot Gris! Will definitely be back again :)

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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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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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 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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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 7 - 26
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Tapas, New Zealand, Pan-Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?