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Cafe Salsa

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Pizza, Contemporary
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 30
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Went for a late lunch and the place was still buzzing, couldn't find a table. You know if a place is good by the amount of people inside, never go to an empty restaurant. As a result the service was slow but the food was good, wel prepared and presented. They have a few good outside eating options... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Yendor64
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Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went for a late lunch and the place was still buzzing, couldn't find a table. You know if a place is good by the amount of people inside, never go to an empty restaurant. As a result the service was slow but the food was good, wel prepared and presented. They have a few good outside eating options if the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Delicious local twist on eggs bene with smoked marlin and rukau. Yum! Good coffee. Prompt service. The fruit smoothies looked great. Will be back.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The waitress are very friendly. The services are professional and fast. The foods are delicious. The prices are reasonable. The coffee are very good, too. We appreciate the lady working for local museum recommended us to have the lunch in Cafe Salsa.

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Torbay, null, New Zealand
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A great place to lunch and watch the Island go by. The menu is interesting with plenty of variety - toasted sandwiches, piza etc for the non-adventurous and island specialties for those wishing to have a taste of the islands Friendly with good service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A nice spot of lunch, the food was good but the tables and chairs outside were very uncomfortable. The service was average nothing out of the ordinary but pleasant enough. There are so many top places to eat out in Raro and we wouldn't count this place as a favorite but in saying that if your shopping and in the... More 

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were a party of 13 this was our first place to try on the Island and they set the bar with cold beer, cold wine, yummy cocktails , fab food huge portions, fab service a definite place to dine out while in the Cook Islands.

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Featherston, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had lunch here and it was great! The restaurant was packed, but it didn't take long for our orders to arrive. We both had caesar salad with chicken. Tasty, made with cos lettuce and a generous helping of spicy chicken. The coffee is good, buy the way, as well.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We ate here twice just so we could try the Cajun fish sandwich again, the single best tasting thing we had on our trip. They had nice milkshakes, coffee and other stuff sure, but these sandwiches are amazing value and amazing tasting and a real surprise on the menu. The other items must be pretty good too, judging by how... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good value and huge portions at cafe salsa! A great spot to grab some lunch if you are out and about in town. Fantastic iced coffee and the eggs avarua was lovely.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We love this place. The staff are friendly and helpful and the Smoked Marlin Hash is the best for breakfast. They have 2 courtyards one in the front for non smoking and one at the back for smoking patrons.

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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 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?