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Cafe Salsa

In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
22215
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Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a couple of stops here, service was great both times. The meals were plentiful, tasty and well cooked :)

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Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Has 3 sections. Service excellent, food delicious. Prices were very satisfactory and menu was varied, lots to choose from. A casual atmosphere and very relaxing.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My partner and I went to raro last year and had breakfast here every morning! The food was absolutely amazing and staff was always so friendly and happy all the time. and the owners are lovely people as well. went back with the kids and my mother inlaw this year and just had to take them there. to find that... More

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Vista, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Gotta love this place! Casual feel to it. Great food and service. We went here a couple of times. Menu is extensive, prices are reasonable and servings are good size. Whether you want to stop in for coffee (try iced mochas to give you that afternoon lift) or have a lunch, this is the place to get it. Never made... More

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Oslo, Norway
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212 reviews 212 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had several nice meals at Cafe Salsa. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Good with kids. Food was tasty. Prices as expected. Portions are big so share or take your left over with you in a take-away box.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We spent a couple of weeks in Raro last year and spent most lunches here! There is a good variety of food which was well cooked and very tasty. The only thing that I would have liked was some air con as I found it quite hot, however I was pregnant so probably wouldn't have bothered anyone else :)

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Papamoa, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had watched the ads for Cafe Salsa on the Cook Islands TV. We went there for breakfast and was everything they said on the TV. Excellent coffee, good food and excellent service. Could not ask for anything more. Will make sure we go back there on our next visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent. This was our breakfast regular. Salsa is on the main drag if you like and is an outdoor/indoor cafe. The breakfast menu is sure to please and the coffee is fantastic. The prices are alot better then at resorts (well our resort) so we jumped on the scooter and headed here for a breakie. Service was friendly and the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had coffee at Cafe Salsa a couple of times, it was a good coffee, the antipasto plate was amazing as was the bread and dip plate. Prices are reasonable. Staff were very friendly

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Sydney
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Salsa service has improved in the last two years from disinterested to warm, welcoming and uncharacteristically speedy. We had breakfast and can highly recommend the coconut pancakes with bacon, grilled banana and maple syrup. The coffee was good and the location is great if you're in town.

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