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Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
+689 428683
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheeky

Very nice food, decent prices, but the clock of their taking orders is not the same as the one used to announce the Happy Hour. When we heard the Happy Hour bell, we ordered the drinks. However, when we got the bill, it was 1 minute earlier, so they agreed that it was a mistake but unfortunately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Danielle S
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Waterloo, Belgium
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Waterloo, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice food, decent prices, but the clock of their taking orders is not the same as the one used to announce the Happy Hour. When we heard the Happy Hour bell, we ordered the drinks. However, when we got the bill, it was 1 minute earlier, so they agreed that it was a mistake but unfortunately they could not... More 

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Belgium
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice view, quiet seating, perfect eggs, fresh juice, excellent coffee, fresh bread. Going back in the evening for dinner proved to be the wrong decision. Two minutes after they handed the menu they asked what we wanted to eat. We were still thinking and because I asked for to minutes more they punished us ostenttafly and let us wait for... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great service, cold drinks and excellent food (reasonably priced). sit under the canopy and watch the activity on the street

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Needed a place to eat at a leisurely pace rather than sit in the airport and this was perfect. Nice glassed in terrace overlooking the main road in Papeete, and during happy hour they serve delicious variations on mojitos with giant straws. Still pricey, but standard for Tahiti. The Roquefort and apple salad was great to split for two -... More 

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adelaide south australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nice but not fantastic. The service was slow and the food just good, but it was a rainy Saturday afternoon in Tahiti.

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This restaruant was recommended by a taxi driver. We decided to try it out and it certainaly did not disappoint. Very good burgers, nice cold beer and clean bathrooms with a view of the harbour.

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Authon Ebeon, France
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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stopped for lunch after an island tour. Asked our guide wot was the local speciality and she recommended the poisson cru du lait coco @ Le Retro. The food was delicious but we should have just order one because there was so much of it. Drank the local beer and sat outside, the waitress was attentive and friendly, spoke a... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a great breakfast in Le Retro incl a choice of eggs and Poison cru. The service is very friendly and fast. Everything fresh prepared and a nice view to the harbour.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We'd spotted this place the day before when wandering aimlessly around town. It looked a bit like a "Cruise-shipper special" during the day - and it probably was it it is one of the few eateries on waterfront, close to the cruise ships. We decided to do dinner there, as the cruise ship folk appeared to be moving on. There... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great spot to people watch while enjoying a very good meal. Like everything in French Polynesia, this was expensive, but good value for Papeete. Excellent service.

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Address: Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
Phone Number: +689 428683
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
Cuisine: French, American

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  • Address: Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 428683

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

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