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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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86% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
68 helpful votes 68 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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
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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Barrington, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

i had read many reviews on this restaurant so made sure we went and was disappointed. the food was average especially when you consider the price paid for the meal. the drinks were ok, nothing special and service was terrible. i know we're on island time but our server completely neglected us--and the restaurant was practically empty! at least the... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

They do a Tahitian Buffet on a Sunday which is great. Make sure you get there promptly at 11am though.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Chez Tara was right next door to our hotel, Relais Mahana in Huahine Iti where there aren't any other dining options for tourists within walking distance.(Mauriii is closed indefinitely) Considering it's a small family run place, the food is still no bargain but nothing really is French Polynesia and at least the food here is pretty darn good. We loved... More

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