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All 79 Rarotonga Restaurants

Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+68226464
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Ranked #35 of 79 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Gastropub
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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hamilton
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

The make the best mojitos & pizzas. They're right on the waterfront, walking distance from town. The food is good. The Service is good.

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Trader Jack's is a bar/restaurant that is located right on the harbor. It is great place to meet the locals and have tropical drinks. We met two women with flowers in their hair that engaged in a lengthy conversation with my wife and I. They said they live and work in NZ but cone back to Raratonga to visit their... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Average Food / Expensive price - skip the menu and get a pizza and drink to say you have been there - not much more to say

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Business lunch with two others as they recommended we come here. Had macadamia encrusted fish and snuck a taste of the iki mata (raw fish) which was totally delicious. While I'm Not much if a fish fan it's becoming more of a choice I'm delighted with in Rarotonga. Great location and great food enjoyed by all.

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We enjoyed our last lunch in Rarotonga at Trader Jacks as we looked out at the cobalt, turquoise and sky blue shades of water along the beach while eating delicious macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi, spices snapper and the flounder special.

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Hotchkiss
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the island paradise restaurant that you drew about and os often does not happen. The view takes your breath away. The service is great and the seafood is so crunchy and fresh. cocktails are a little on the light pour but at lunch it is OK. it is easy to find and the bus goes right to it... More 

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toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great location to watch the ocean while enjoying a cold beer and some great food. You have a choice of eating outside or a more formal area inside. Enjoy

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

hmm food took a while to get to us and is o.k pub food...don't get a smoothie...with all that fresh fruit they could to better

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Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were really looking forward to eating here and the location was great, but we ordered the seafood latter for two. Pretty disappointing. Maybe we are spoiled (coming from Australia) but it wasn't very good. Pretty sure it wasn't fresh, just boring and frozen. Very lacking. Considering the cost I was disappointed.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great place to eat a meal and watch the waterfront.. we were here over 23 years ago.. nice fresh fish meals.. good service

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Additional Information about Trader Jacks

Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +68226464
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Gastropub

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