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Cafe Salsa

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 106
    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
Salsa

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
CatloverNewZealand
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New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
27 helpful votes 27 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I like to sit outside, internet and have a flat white and a proper Breakfast of poached eggs and beans, my dream breakfast on vacation. ICafe salsa delivered perfectly. It's a lovely spot under trees on the picnic tables and I can even get a nice chilled nu for a great start for the day.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was pretty much just an "OK" place to grab a bit to eat. It was funny to see how the staff changed their attitudes once a cruise ship docked and the passengers were visiting for the day.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

So an iced coffee on this island means coffee with ice cream. All good the same. Always get coffee from the expresso machines on this island. Their island coffee is awful

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Coromandel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Have had many breakfast and lunches here on my frequent visits to the island. My flat white is ready almost before I sit down! Staff are friendly and fast and I must say it is nice to see their familiar faces time and time again. A good sign I'd say. The food is reasonably priced (love the Egg Avarua!)and always... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?