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All 43 Papeete Restaurants

Le Retro

Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
+689 428683
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited Le Retro during our 7 hour layover in Papeete. As it is located right along the harbor, it is a great setting for happy hour cocktails and dinner. They specialize in variations on the Mojito, and I enjoyed the hand-muddled version with fresh ginger very much. We also had fresh grilled mahi mahi, and fresh tuna poisson cru... More

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San Clemente, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Only restaurant open on Bastille Day weekend. Watched World Cup finals with locals, discovered outstanding local Tabu beer (600 xpf) and excellent poisson cru (2350 xpf). Avoid Parfait de Foie, but salad was okay (2450 xpf). Champagne not worth 1900 xpf. Attentive waitstaff, central location on main blvd. Great people watching with view of quay waterfront while you adjust to... More

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Oahu, Hawaii
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had dinner at La Retro on a Friday night. Our first concern was finding seats away from the band. Our next challenge was trying to find somethng on the menu for vegetarians and there was nothing which turned out to be not uncommon in Papeete. However, our food was tasty but again, like most restaurants in Papeete, more expensive... More

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Millbrook, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had lunch here while walking around searching for a restaurant. Very fast service and clean look. On the main road out-skirting town and has a view of the marina. Has mist sprayers to keep you cool. You can eat inside or outside. I recommend the burger a little small so I had two which they grilled up the second one... More

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Papeete, French Polynesia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

So I ordered the $800 CFP (approx $10 NZD) green salad as I thought it would be great to eat some fresh vege. If I could upload a photo here I would so, so you too can laugh hysterically at my 'green salad' ......oh wait I can....a picture says a thousand words......I'll let you see for yourself what this place... More

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Lake Charles, LA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After 2 weeks of overindulgence, this is just what we needed- good healthy food and a bonus of great, friendly service! We originally intended to just have a glass of wine here and then go to the roulettes, but we we were impressed with the French table wine-$9.00 for a carafe and the appearance of the food being served, so... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just a few blocks walking distance from the Ferry Terminal (From Moorea) this sidewalk cafe was just what we needed on the last night of our vacation - Cold beer, an excellent grilled seafood combo, and fast, courteous service. The waiter placed our luggage safely within our reach, but out of the way, and then explained the choices (in good... More

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Lake Forest, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you are not staying in Tahiti, you will be faced with wasting a day Pappete for your flight back to the states...you will be tired of black pearls, Tahitian prints and wooden men....find a place to plop and people watch. This is a good one. Service was GREAT, the best we had all week! She even spoke a little... More

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Frazier Park, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

You will meet a lot of fellow tourists, as well as locals here for the beer, I can recommend it for those reasons. Also it may be the only place on the waterfront open (with the Three Brasseurs), depending on the hour you want to dine. My beers were just fine, it was a sunny day, the servers were first-rate,... More

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Fort McMurray
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This place just looks like your run of the mill sidewalk cafe, but the food was really exceptional! possibly the best possion cru of our whole trip and the club sandwhiches were awesome! highly recommended and great for people watching.

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