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Chez Tara

Parea, French Polynesia
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Huahine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was a very nice place to eat for the food and the Sunset. Too bad the spanish family eat all the lobsters before we can in.

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This review is strictly based on the bungalow stay. First of all, Tara and her family are amazing. Words can not express how kind and warm they are. They took me in like a member of their family. The bungalow is in a tree and over the beach. The balcony puts you directly over the water. I stayed 4 nights... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Chez Tara was located next door to where we were staying - Relais Mahana. Unfortunately due to miscommunication with the front desk staff we missed the traditional Sunday Polynesian lunch buffet, which was a bummer. We ended up eating here on a Sunday night instead. It was very quiet but our meals were delicious and service was fast. Both my... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Chez Tara is located on the western side of Huahine Iti, as the name says, the smaller of the two islands making up Huahine. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Fare, the only town and 35 minutes from the airport. The drive down to Chez Tara is lovely and the beach side setting of this restaurant is beautiful.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We went back for lunch twice and dessert another time while we stayed in Huahine since the food was so fantastic. It was also nice to take advantage of the free internet!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

You won´t find a better mahi-mahi fish cooked with vanilla from the local plantations, yummy! And don´t miss the Sunday cooking: the owner gets up at 3.00 a.m. to prepare food the traditional Polynesian way: whole in the ground heated with stones, food wrapped in banana leaves cooked for many hours, so juicy!

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Brooklyn, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We visited Chez Tara as part of our Huahine island group tour. The food was authentic and delicious! And so much of it! There was a huge buffet with many options to choose from. A band played traditional music while we ate with our feet in the sand.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The place is ideal, under the stars, all along the lagoon and the team is great. The chef uses wonderful local ingredients for good … or very average, owing to inattentive cooking. The restaurant rapidly became our favorite eatery while in Huahine, hence we had the opportunity to test it several times. Special mention to the ginger sauce.

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