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Le Martinez

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French, Seafood, Spanish, Polynesian
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pk 9 cote montagne baie de Cook | bp 536 Maharepa, 98728, French Polynesia
689 561771
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Quiet little restaurant with beautiful views of Cook's Bayfrench cuisine...
Quiet little restaurant with beautiful views of Cook's Bayfrench cuisine, local food & seafree shuttle in the evening
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome food

This is a real French-style restaurant serving very fresh fish caught near Moorea. So not all the items on the menu will be available, you want to order off the items on the chalkboard. We also ate at the very expensive K restaurant, this place is better.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
Richard G
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College Station, Texas
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As we sat down we noticed the Trip Advisor 2012 Laureate sticker, which, as it turns out, goes quite nicely with the Christmas themed decoration in the bathroom since both are out of date and neither reflect the current state of things. While in the bathroom I was mobbed by a handful of mosquitoes, somewhat disturbing given that CDC just... More 

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College Station, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a real French-style restaurant serving very fresh fish caught near Moorea. So not all the items on the menu will be available, you want to order off the items on the chalkboard. We also ate at the very expensive K restaurant, this place is better.

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Based on positive reviews, we stopped in to have dinner at Le Martinez. There were no customers when we arrived, and none for our entire 2.5 hour meal. The owner told us his credit card machine was "broken", so he could only accept cash. We ordered a bottle of white wine, which he returned to tell us he had no... More 

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Oakland, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After our circle island tour we needed a pause from some of Moorea's rough roads. What better than a Hinano, the beer that made Tahiti famous. We had a lovely spot on the patio as you can see in the photos and M. Martinez graciously offered to take a few more. We only had beers and fries but there is... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a BBQ cancelled last-minute so decided to walk down the road to a Chinese place, stopped in here for a beer and ended up staying for a meal. We ended up splitting a coconut breaded parrot fish, and it was delicious.

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Urenui, null, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic find on our scooter around the island so nice to have food served with lots of vegetables and salads instead of always being asked if we want French fries We went there for dinner and I had the curried shrimp with coconut so flavoursome it was delicious My husband had the grilled wahoo again beautiful flavours with... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This restaurant is located inside Cook's bay and has a very nice scenic view. You can sit outside or inside, we felt like "at home". The owner (also the chef) was nice and welcoming. We were the only ones in the place but had to wait almost 30min to get our fish. The wait was definitely worth it, our fish... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

On our circumnavigation of Moorea by scooter, we discovered Le Martinez Cafe, right on Cook's Bay. A great little restaurant, with cold beer and tasty seafood dishes. The Service was good, and the atmosphere easy-going and relaxed. Just what we needed to relax a bit in the midst of exploring Moorea.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

No real view of the water but a perfectly enjoyable roadside cafe with brilliant seafood, interesting placemats (fish) and amenable staff.

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San Francisco, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

In our 2011 visit to Moorea, Le Martinez was new on Cook's Bay and we enjoyed our meals then. We went back in 2013 and found it continues to be very good. The other half had a lovely fish brochette with rice and vegetables - with the entree both local and fresh. I had a lovely fish soup (which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: pk 9 cote montagne baie de Cook | bp 536 Maharepa, 98728, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Moorea
  • Phone Number: 689 561771

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Spanish, Polynesian

Description

Quiet little restaurant with beautiful views of Cook's Bayfrench cuisine, local food & seafree shuttle in the evening

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