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Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
+689 428683
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 43
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  • 19
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food close to piers

Hello, we wnet there for lunch after shopping in papeete. Food is good service is putting attention. May be a little bit noisy because close to the road with traffic along the harbor. Good deal for a 45 min lunch looking at people walking on the walkway

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marc758062
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hello, we wnet there for lunch after shopping in papeete. Food is good service is putting attention. May be a little bit noisy because close to the road with traffic along the harbor. Good deal for a 45 min lunch looking at people walking on the walkway

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NY
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch, quite by accident, while strolling around Papeete. It was convenient, and the menu looked adequate. We were in for a pleasant surprise. We had a tuna club sandwhich with a fried egg, and the night swordfish salad. The plating and presentation were reminiscent of a 4 star french restaurant, not a sidewalk bistro, known more... More 

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Midland, TX
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had lunch here when our cruise ship stopped in Papeete. It is literally right across the road from where the ship was docked. There is outside seating for both smoking and non-smoking but if you want wifi this is not the place as they do not have it. Also, the service was a bit sketchy the day that we... More 

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Thank grayhog
Papeete
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This is not my favorite restaurant in Papeete. It's fine for people watching during shopping hours but the waitresses don't smile, they'll take your dollars at a very low rate fresh fruit juice is outrageously expensive and the food is mediocre

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We came here after the Roulettes live music and a ton of fun! We enjoyed good drinks and lots of good people watching!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a pleasant place to sip excellent coffee at an outside table - my husband and I both had tuna , witch was just devine- they have a great variety of drinkdt- I really enjoyed coffee

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canberra
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is one of the few harbour front places in Papeete. Pleasant way to spend a warm evening. Reasonably priced by local standards.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

On our first night in Papeete we ate at the Le Retro restaurant. We had a nice tropical fish dish with fruit. Very well prepared. The only downside to the restaurant was that it is open and right next to the busy main street, so it was noisy. They also had live music which was nice as they were playing... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We came here for dinner and as usual, we ordered the raw tuna, coconut and lime juice salad. It was excellent. For the happy hour (and not a minute later I might add), their drinks are half price. We got the pina coladas, ordering two within 15 minutes. They went down like a dessert.

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San Gabriel, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We came upon the restaurant after shopping at the Market. Great location, across from port and very friendly staff who did speak English. We actually frequented this place 3 times; once just for drinks, then for lunch and the last time for desert. Had the best salmon and fruit salad for lunch and while eating watched them deliver an impressive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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