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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 #5 of 21 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
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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
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
97 helpful votes 97 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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Auckland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The most efficient cafe on the rock. Friendly, efficient, food always consistently good, and great coffee!!

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Open early for b/fast, but also serve great lunches. We enjoyed a number of shakes and fruit smoothies. Staff very friendly & efficient

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

What a great find...great food and excellent service. The coconut pancakes were spectacular as was the fish with rakau... yum! Best mocha on the island.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you are craving a hearty, delicious breakfast, look no further! Cafe Salsa is a gem of Avarua. Fresh ingredients, great tastes and all of this on a lovely outdoor patio. Make sure to stop by!

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

we were pleasantly surprised to find that some meals were cheaper here than at home!? On one occasion I had the NZ Lamb. It was cooked to perfection! combined with great service & cheap beer we were more than satisfied

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Try the tropical salad! This low-key place offers tables inside and out, just off the main street in Avarua. Diverse menu and delicious food for lunch. We went twice.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had brunch here one day while staying in Rarotonga. We loved the choices on the menu. There were so perfect for us and I could have chosen many wonderful meals. I had the coconut pancakes and they were fabulous- my favourite breakfast on the entire holiday!!! Thank you Café Salsa!

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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
Cuisine: Contemporary

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