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Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
682 23956
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast

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    Very good
  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burgers and even better staff!

Great food and lovely people where one can sit and watch Avarua drift by. Not beachside, but very pleasant and a good value dinner option. Thoroughly recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Landyman2014
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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  • Dining on a budget
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great food and lovely people where one can sit and watch Avarua drift by. Not beachside, but very pleasant and a good value dinner option. Thoroughly recommended!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We came here last time we came to Rarotonga. We ate here a lot last time so this time thought it be great to come back. Not sure if different owners but we were disappointed. The wrap was like a large pita bread, thick and not pleasant(not a thin wrap). The spring rolls were burnt and so much fat it... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

So the sign says Best Fish and Chips on the Island - this was the worst we had. We had one grilled fish and one battered. Both were so over cooked that it was too tough to eat. Battered fish wasn't drained properly either and put straight on top of the chips, so chips were swimming in oil. Don't like... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Crikey, I had a doner kebab, it was the most packed massive kebab I have ever experienced. I had chicken, it was just a beautiful thing! However, I could not eat it all. Last year the guys were raving about this place as a must visit after a hike through the centre of the island to refuel. I probably should... More 

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stopped here cos the sign said ''Best Fish and Chips on the Island"', we ordered the fish and chips , two burgers and a kids meal. The fish was very tasty but the chips were luke warm , burgers were quite good and the kids meal was large and good value. But the girl was not over friendly, meal was... More 

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Greymouth
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

After biking around the island we were too late for the cafes for lunch but thankfully Sea Salt saved us and filled our starving tummies. Delicious fish burger - one of the best I've had.

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Ballarat, Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My partner and I went there twice and enjoyed each visit all the girls friendly and able to answer all our questions about all the different fish and which we should eat while visiting the Island.

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Lakeland, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Sea Salt takeaway is our go to takeaway on Raro. Its always open when we need it and always yummy. Its a little slow at times - especially if there are more than 3 tables. If you have a time limit - you should make sure to ask the girls at the counter how long a wait it is... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had been driving past this place many times and only saw a few people, maybe 2-4 people at a time. Most times there was nobody there. We decided to stop and give this place a chance and see for ourselves. We had fish and chips for lunch. Service was good. You place your order at the counter and they... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We came back several times at different times of the day throughout our trip to try a variety of foods! The works burger was deliciously divine! My husband is usually fussy but said the works burger was to die for, just the right amount of flavour and it's a must try!!! The island burger was good too, nice and crisp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: 682 23956

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?