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Chez Tara

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Parea, French Polynesia
689-40-68-78-45
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Polynesian feast

Go for the Sunday feast! Filled with locals, loved that this wasn't a tourist trap. The music and atmosphere was fun and festive and the buffet of all the authentic Polynesian cuisine was delicious! I even loved the Fafaru!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Tanya L
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New York City, New York
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Go for the Sunday feast! Filled with locals, loved that this wasn't a tourist trap. The music and atmosphere was fun and festive and the buffet of all the authentic Polynesian cuisine was delicious! I even loved the Fafaru!

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Livermore, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went with a group of people. I ordered the Mahi Mahi with Vanilla Sauce and it was excellent; other people ordering the same dish reported it being bland and tough. Although we ordered one dessert, we were served (and billed) for two. On the plus side, we were greeted with fresh leis and the setting was beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wanted to try a new place after a couple of nights at the nearby Relais Mahana and had read mostly good things. Therefore very disappointed to find uncharacteristically (for French Polynesia) inattentive, indifferent service and nearly inedible food. I am loathe to criticize a language barrier, but our server made minimal effort to understand us (and I noticed the same... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Fresh fish grilled served with vanilla sauce.. Yum! Lovely view of the bay and the locals especially Manola added to the wonderful experience.

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Reston VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The locals recommended the authentic polynesian luau on a Sunday (not sure if it is every Sunday). Go by 11 am and see the entire menu removed from six hours in a below ground Tahiti oven. The food is absolutely polynesian and it is excellent. Be sure and have dessert. It is expensive ($35USD) but they take credit cards. Tables... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Not much else on the island but this is a nice find. If you go to Bloody Mary's on Bora Bora, you find sand on the floor and thatched roof...but it feels contrived. Chez Tara feels more like a true beach restaurant, because that is what it is. Tuna and rice was great and sitting right on the beautiful water... More 

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Praia do Forte, BA
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Amazing way to make the food and everything seemed to be one wonderful dream. specialist Ma'a Tahiti every Sunday ... small guesthouse located in one of the most beautiful bays in the world ...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went here by boat. This restaurant is located directly on the bay. The're is enough on the menu to choose from. And the food is very good. Don't forget to go to the loo, they are beautifull.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Eating suckling pigs slowly cooked the traditional Polynesian way in deep pits in the ground every Sunday, served with breadfruit chips and local desserts, just so good! Be sure to make a reservation,that place is full!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Excellent way to spend a Sunday. Enjoy traditional Huahine Barbecue and food. restaurant on the beach with a beautiful view of the bay. traditional Polynesia servers also, happy people with a slow manner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Parea, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Huahine
  • Phone Number: 689-40-68-78-45

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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