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All 21 Avarua Restaurants

Cafe Salsa

In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
22215
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Ranked #6 of 21 Restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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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
Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Good friendly service, great food with good varieties from all countries so great for the tourists. In door out door seating.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good selection for breakfast here especially when you are chillin' out and just cruising around. I really enjoyed their pancake stack and the flat white's great. The staff here are very obliging and very friendly. Would eat here again no problem. Kapai Kai.

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London
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I had breakfast here and it was delicious and very reasonably priced. Good coffee and great smoothies.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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166 reviews 166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had been recommended that this is a good place to try, and was not disappointed either. We decided to have brunch here, both our portions were just the right size, being in the heart of the CITC shopping complex, some of us prefer to sit back and enjoy a bottle or two of the local Matutu beer, while others... More 

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new zealdn
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went here twice while in Raro. The staff were great and the food delicious…. try the smoked marlin hash cake you won't be disapointed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We ate here on one of the nights in Rarotonga and thoroughly enjoyed the top quality seafood, prepared in local tradition and flavours. It was walking distance (almost) from the Edgewater Resort and was very handy. Highly recommend for food and great friendly service.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Lovely food - and a great atmosphere. We went back for breakfast, lunch AND dinner! it was just brilliant!

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Auckland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Cafe Salsa has offered great service, food and coffee over the many years we have visited Rarotonga. Our favourites on the menu are the smoked marlin hash, and the roasted tomatoes, wild mushrooms, bacon, eggs and hashbrown combo. We also love their wood fired pizzas!!

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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Cafe Salsa is our first place to go for breakfast prior to our Monday morning grocery expedition. Thank goodness nothing has changed - eggs benedict - still great, eggs Avarua with smoked marlin hash - superb. I must admit, as an Aussie, I've never been comfortable with the idea of mixing pancakes & maple syrup with bacon. It's taken some... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Spent several afternoons here having coffee and light meal, service excellent and would come back again

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Additional Information about Cafe Salsa

Address: In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 22215
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
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  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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