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Parea, French Polynesia
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  • 79
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Grilled reef fish on huahine

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Alexandra G
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Rome, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

food and service very good! They also serve a buffet on Sunday which seems to be very interesting ... and good!

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Munich
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Even if you're not staying in the are, this restaurant is well worth the trip. The location is a dream, they have a small beach and the tables are on the sand. I had lemon crab, it was great, and my husband and children also totally enjoyed their food. Good cocktails too. Just don't drink expresso, as you may have... More 

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  • Address: Parea, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Huahine

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