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Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

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Cafe, Spanish, Tapas, New Zealand
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Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 233
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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  • 7
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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
Awesome Tapas

Amazing food, Amazing views .Amazing service This would have to be the most popular café in Raro. I have been several times now and have never been disappointed .A must to do while in Rarotonga.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
LynleyQuigley
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing food, Amazing views .Amazing service This would have to be the most popular café in Raro. I have been several times now and have never been disappointed .A must to do while in Rarotonga.

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Vaimaanga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went here twice while my sister and her husband were over visiting. Both times were amazing. Would defineately recommend. Both times we saw whales.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, great hospitality, amazing views - loved it! Shame we only discovered on our last day, otherwise we would have been a lot more. A must for lunch on the Island.

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Wellington, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Best tapas on the island, actually best tapas I've had full stop ! The dumplings are to die for and the service is excellent with Michelle. Its a stunning place to sit back have a quiet drink or two and take in the amazing views. Have been here numerous times and each time it just gets better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

lunches only - vege chips are to die for - great views - lovely lady to greet you - gluten free options which are impossible to find on the island.

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had a very nice lunch deciding to do tapas rather than the lunch specials. I was not disappointed. I ordered the tuna stuffed calamari and the spicy pork dumplings. It was certainly enough for one meal. The service was excellent and the view spectacular. Don't miss this gem of a place.

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Adelaide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited for lunch in May 2015 after reading many great reviews, Tuoro lived up to its reputation. The owners are so friendly and really make you feel at home. We h ad the sticky chicken and it was delicious, best food on the island. I could eat there every day. We had a perfect day and had the place... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

When they say they have great food, great views and great service they aren't kidding! Such a lovely point of difference to other wonderful cafes and restaurants on the island. Love the tapas, great wine, and warm and welcoming hosts Michelle & Andy. They also have villas. Black Rock Villas with a fabulous pool ! We visited twice, the first... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Michelle and her team have a little gem here. We went twice and the tapas were beautifully presented and tasted superb. We have eaten all over Raro for ten years now and these were two of the best meals we have had. Service and location great. On the Sunday lunch the musician was great too.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Well worth a visit this cafe has great views, very good quality tapas and a waitress who made us feel welcome and ensured we had an enjoyable experience, even though she was very busy.

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Additional Information about Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

Address: Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 21 233
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: Cafe, Spanish, Tapas, New Zealand

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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Spanish, Tapas, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

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