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The Mooring

off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 84 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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English first
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The best fish ever - served beautifully in island fashion! This place is a little gem. Aside from the delicious food, and the great women who were running everything, a big part of its charm is the casual and not-fancy setting. The only drawback in my view were that there were lots of little flies around as soon as the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Had a few hours layover so hopped on scooters and went exploring, trying to find lunch. Weren't having much luck when we came across this little gem. We could tell from the busy-ness of the place that it was popular. Cash only, we ordered sandwiches and salads. Excellent food brought out in a reasonable time considering how busy they were.... More

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Wellington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great food and wonderful people. The smoothies were beautiful and the sandwiches were everything I had been led to believe they would be - sublime!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stopped in here a couple of times on our scooter when we were in Raro, and it was well worth the stop both times! Tried the Wahoo & Mahi Mahi fish burger/sandwich and they were great! Simple yet great food at a great value! Good spot over looking the lagoon, and very friendly staff! A must do while staying on... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

the fish sandwiches are a must, as are the smoothies. this is a great place, right on the beach front with the fisherman at the jetty hand delivering fish while we were there. we ate here twice, making a special trip from the airport on our last day

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a hidden gem - sure it operates out of a Shipping Container but the food is excellent. Freshly prepared and caters for Coeliac and Diary Intolerant people! It was the best lunch I had while at Raratonga! Also very generous serves and friendly and helpful staff! Have already recommended it to friends holidaying in Raro next month!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We LOVED our lunch so much we came back the day after and had them again! I had a FOB sandwich, fresh Mahi Mahi crumbed fish with fresh Turkish Bread and salad filling. So good! Hubby had the Tijuana and raved about it. Ladies are so friendly and chatty. This place continually had people coming in. A definite must when... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a find! There are a lot of really good places for lunch, but go here at least once. The fish was caught the morning you have it for lunch. Go the first or second day you're there, so you have time to go back again!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I looked the reviews before going to Raro and penciled it in as a place to stop. The reviews were right. This place is awesome. They give you an awesome meal at a reasonable price. You can have one of their famous FOB sandwiches (I sure did and went back again) and when you are sick of eating out and... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is not sandwiches, this is magic! Tijuana and MOKO's were my favorites. Try one time and you will have lunch there for the whole stay. Even locals LOVE this place.

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