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All 9 Huahine Restaurants

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
Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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14 reviews 14 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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10 reviews 10 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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Address: Parea, French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Huahine

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