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Sea-Salt

Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
682 23956
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Ranked #12 of 22 restaurants in Avarua
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
New Plytmouth New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Service was excellent, facilities clean, tidy and nicely decorated. Coffee and food delivered to us in garden. Grandson managed to hit himself in the face with a swing and staff provided ice to stop the nose bleed and swelling. Much appreciated.

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Oztraylya
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134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

On an Island where mediocrity prevails, it is well obvious that these people know their stuff. We had a classy Mahi Mahi and chips with salad meal here. It was a first class inexpensive meal. Well recommended.

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MN
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not far from bus stop near the CITC supermarket. we also tried the fried chicken and chips and it was pretty good too. they have a varied menu with daily specials.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was a great budget option that can feed one or a crowd! We had a little bit of everything at such a low price, and were treated to some very fresh seafood! While we visited on a day where it was pouring down, the view was still beautiful. The service was quick and friendly!

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Canby, OR
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you are in town and want a good budget lunch with generous portions, this is it. We had the burger and the fish and chips. I guess the fish rotates depending on what's available, mine was Parrot Fish and it was the hugest, tenderest, flakiest fried fish I think I've ever had. The batter was just right, too. Just... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I actually discovered this place because they had frozen drinks and appear to be the only place on the island that does! A couple of days later I went looking for mama's café after it had been recommended in a local food guide only to discover it's the same place and has since changed ownership. Turned up here on Sat... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stopped here for burgers one lunchtime. Not only were we impressed with the burgers, but the service was very quick! Very good for a takeaway meal. Tasty too. Came back another time for a quick dinner.

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Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We loved the fresh fish and burgers. They are good value for money...my hungry teenagers practically lived there lo and the view is amazing and still in town so a great place to stop for a bite while shopping.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place offers one of the cheaper meals on Rarotonga. There are a couple of tables outside, but it runs mostly on takeaway service. The night we were there, the special was fried chicken, fries and gravy for $10. I had the special and the other two in the group had burgers. The chicken looked really good, but when the... More

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Lethbridge
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stopped here for a quick supper, not expecting much and we were right. The chicken was covered in gravy, should have asked about that but had no idea the gravy listed on menu wasn't just on fries. The hamburger had 6 fries in the bun with a burger that tasted highly or oregano - not impressed. Milkshake left a... More

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