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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • 28
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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
Good food and friendly staff

The café is in the centre of town and is a hive of activity. The food is excellent and well priced and the staff are very attentive and friendly. Well worth having breakfast or lunch or maybe just a coffee.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Karen D
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The café is in the centre of town and is a hive of activity. The food is excellent and well priced and the staff are very attentive and friendly. Well worth having breakfast or lunch or maybe just a coffee.

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had lunch and the food was amazing. All of us had something different from chicken to fish to curry and not a sound was heard at the table as we were too engrossed in our food. The fish sandwich I had with paw paw was fabulous. The price was reasonable and service good.

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Burbank, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were there for lunch twice, and even during the 50th anniversary celebration the service and food were consistently good. Service was prompt and friendly, the menu had a wide selection and the beer was very cold. My husband had a Cajun chicken sandwich served on Turkish bread, on both occasions, I had the shrimp salad special and another salad... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Main Road, Avarua, Rarotonga, C.I., ph 682 22215. Visited Jan 15 & Feb 11, 2015. Pleasant shaded patio; dine inside or out. Great spot to meet friends and locals. Pizza is the mainstay but I admire the fortitude of the pizza chef, working in the Raro heat. Prawn salad is light fare and very good. Wine-and-beer list more than acceptable.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This cafe, is right in the centre of town and its a busy little bee. The staff are friendly and cheery. Food was great, well priced and portions good sized.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great position in town to watch the traffic go by, especially with the road works at present which adds to the fun. The potato and bacon was tasty, though a small serving, the eggs beni had a big piece of bread under them which would have been good toasted. The staff were great friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was our go to restaurant while on the island. It is right in the downtown area. We went three times during our stay. The breakfast was excellent as well as the pizza. This restaurant is a good value as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Delicious food and great beer. I had the Caesar salad and it was amazing! Good value for money also. The staff are lovely and attentive too! Would highly recommend

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A wonderful café in the heart of the town centre. We had very tasty food here. The staff were friendly. This place is busy however we didn't wait long for our meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We ate here twice during our visit. The food is very good and the wait staff are efficient and on to it. Our girls had a Nu - drinking coconut each - which were cold from out of the fridge. The seafood platter and smoked marlin pizza are worth having. I recommend this place if you are eating in Avarua.

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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: Large groups, Families with children, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?