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Waterfront, French Polynesia
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: New Tamarara is located on the island of Huahine. Here is the review I was...
New Tamarara is located on the island of Huahine. Here is the review I was going to post: Located walking distance from Hotel Maitai Lapita along the waterfront promenade, just outside of the village of Fare, this is a must for sunset cocktails and/or dinner. Watch the sailboats bob in the harbor as the sun sets over Raiatea, or tuck into some fresh mahi mahi (made a multitude of ways; if you were hoping to order one of the other types of fish on the menu, be prepared for them to be out of it and suggest the mahi mahi). Portions are large, prices are moderate, and service comes with a huge smile and lots of laughs.
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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
Same as the Huahine Yacht Club

I love this place, happy hour from 5:30pm every day for magical sunsets and live music on Friday evenings

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love this place, happy hour from 5:30pm every day for magical sunsets and live music on Friday evenings

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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Do you want to eat authentic Tahitian food and other delights at a restaurant 15 feet from the south Pacific? Do you want to see the most incredible sunsets ever? Do you want totally fresh fish? Do you want to pay a price that would be laughable in the US? I mean , for instance, a dinner of fresh tuna... More 

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Fare, Huahine, French Polynesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

the new temarara and the huahine yacht club are the same place, only the name has changed, i live next door, the food is good , the happy hour drinks are cheap, every friday night there is live tahitian music, people dance..the best place to watch the sunset on the island

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We ate here on our last night in Huahine and had a lot of fun - in part because the Mai Tais actually had a decent amount of alcohol them and we were hammered pretty quickly. The place is as laid back as all of Huahine and we met a lot of locals right off the bat - always fun!... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

After our first day diving, we were famished and went looking for New Tamarara restaurant which we'd read about about Trip Advisor. After having some trouble finding it, a local told us that it is now the Huahine Yacht Club. Not sure which restaurant joined which but anyways this place was very nice and authentic, located right by the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Ate here several times on our stay. I had the sashimi, tuna tartare, and poisson cru.The fish was always nice and fresh and the service good. My friends also had the sole and mahi mahi with pepper sauce both enjoyed their meals and a couple of ice cold hinano's. Our average bill was around 3000 francs ($36 Australian dollars) each... More 

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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Enjoyed a fish dinner here one evening. Rustic spot that feels genuinely French Polynesian. Friendly staff and good food. stopped in for a couple of drinks on another occasion. Recommended for a local experience.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Really fresh fish and nice bar. Good service! If you get a table outside, you have a great view of the island and the tiny harbor. Make sure to try to Spicy Coconut Mahi Mahi

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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106 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Great location in Fare right on the waterfront. About USD$35 total for two of us: Possion Cru, Hmaburger and one beer. Good value and nice view. 5 min walk along the beach from Maitai Lapita Village

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Mahi Mahi (with pepper sauce) is good, and the Tuna/shashimi was interesting. Good cocktails. Great views.

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Address: Waterfront, French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Huahine
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

New Tamarara is located on the island of Huahine. Here is the review I was going to post: Located walking distance from Hotel Maitai Lapita along the waterfront promenade, just outside of the village of Fare, this is a must for sunset cocktails and/or dinner. Watch the sailboats bob in the harbor as the sun sets over Raiatea, or tuck into some fresh mahi mahi (made a multitude of ways; if you were hoping to order one of the other types of fish on the menu, be prepared for them to be out of it and suggest the mahi mahi). Portions are large, prices are moderate, and service comes with a huge smile and lots of laughs.

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