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Cafe Salsa

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In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 215
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, great location, worth a visit

We dined here for brunch twice on our recent holiday. Seating outside at the front of the cafe is much cooler than at the back and encourages a relaxing time watching the world go by. The food on both occasions was lovely and very reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and efficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
DINKZ
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Wellington, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We dined here for brunch twice on our recent holiday. Seating outside at the front of the cafe is much cooler than at the back and encourages a relaxing time watching the world go by. The food on both occasions was lovely and very reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Would definately recommend.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have been going to the Cafe Salsa for about 7 years now. We also stop there for coffee or a lunch when on holiday in 'Rarotonga'. The managers, Gerard and Erika welcome you right away and spend some time visiting with you. The wait staff are all friendly and make sure you are happy with your order. The food... More 

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Hertford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great choice of food especially fish, great for a quick lunch and a beer. Part of the main shopping area, with easy parking.

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auckland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I've been here several times and everything is good all the time! Their ika mata and salads and environment is good- all the time.

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New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great cafe. Lovely menu and awesome staff. Even liked the lone rooster! great amenities and lovely seating areas inside and outside.

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Top Contributor
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75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We discovered this place on our first day. Great range of food, served quickly and well (ish) priced. The staff were friendly and quick. My rating would be 8/10 for the food, 9/10 for location and 8/10 for service. Overall, a very nice cafe which provides good range, good quality food and service and comfortable seating, both inside and outside..

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had an excellent lunch. A good list of menu options with inside and outside seating options. Salads were our favourites.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate here twice and found the food very good and interesting. We found the outdoor seating to be more comfortable on a hot day. The service was pretty laid back.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A great place to stop for lunch and get in the shade. Lovely staff and good food. Close to shops so a good pit stop.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We returned to this cafe several times during our stay in Rarotonga. Food was good value, great quality and quantity and service was awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 215

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 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?