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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: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, 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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  • 26
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Avarua Cafe

Awesome cafe situated next to CITC in the main shopping centre in Avarua. Found it quite by accident and so glad we did. It is bigger than it looka as there is an outside seating area out the back. The food was wonderful and the staff so friendly and helpful. We had the pizza and pasta both of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Karen S
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Awesome cafe situated next to CITC in the main shopping centre in Avarua. Found it quite by accident and so glad we did. It is bigger than it looka as there is an outside seating area out the back. The food was wonderful and the staff so friendly and helpful. We had the pizza and pasta both of which were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful food and lovely friendly staff the fruit crepes were delicious! The fried potatoes for breakfast were yum! Would recommend

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Matakana, New Zealand
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful service, attended to by the owner immediately. Delicious food, great coffee, busy and really fast service. This place was pumping and we could see why. Wonderful and a must for a meal!!!!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place for breakfast or lunch Try the fried potatoes with eggs for brekkie open early so we go for breakfast after landing at 7.20 am Once again animals are present this time chickens Hey its the islands!!

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Avarua, Cook Islands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great service from the team at Cafe Salsa last week Thursday - as always. Not only are they a reliable cafe in town for great food, good coffee and fresh nu (drinking coconuts) but they are also great for catering!! Ask for their parrot fish wrapped in bacon, or rukau and feta samosas. We all enjoyed those last week. The... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I have eaten here before and was very pleased, so when I was back with a large group of 45 people I asked if they could do some catering for us. I found the communications very professional, friendly and timely, a breeze really. This was a work trip and we were located in two sides of the island, the put... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We tried the teriyaki chicken and stirfry vegetable pizza, as something a bit different, along with a green salad and house dressing. The pizza was nice but an unusual flavour, with a thin base and a good amount of toppings, and the salad dressing was tasty. We also shared a chocolate milkshake, which was good. The food arrived quickly and... More 

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This cafe has brilliant service , lovely food and good coffee. We had a pizza , very yummy , would recommend

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have been visiting Cafe Salsa multiple times every visit over the last 6 years. Good menu, fast friendly service and we have never had a bad experience here. Highly recommend the smoked marlin pizza, nothing bets woodfired pizzas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice little cafe, food was so good and a good price! Good customer service compared to the other places I visited in Raro! Highly recommend!

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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: +682 22 215
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
Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Pizza, Contemporary

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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 - 20
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?