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The Mooring

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off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
Today
9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 607
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

This is a must for anyone. The food is always fresh and tasty. Fast and friendly service. A+++++ for sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Tokerau J
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must for anyone. The food is always fresh and tasty. Fast and friendly service. A+++++ for sure.

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Darwin Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great lunch spot, with fresh fish being their specialty. The FOB, which literally means Fresh Off the Boat is a standout and, I believe, the most popular dish on the menu. They also serve freshly made fruit smoothies. The girls working at the cafe are friendly and helpful and always smiling. We visited several times during our... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Was a nice lunch out. We asked for Fries, but the Mooring dont make fries, was a bit gutted, but after the huge delicious sandwich we ordered came out, we can see they arent needed!! Delicious fresh fish and salad ingredients. Is great

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Bad Homburg, Deutschland
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Beeing on Rarotonga you should not miss The Mooring Fish Cafe. The fish is absolutely fresh and tasty. You have to try the Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish) Salat- it is a dream. In none of the other restaurants on Rarotonga we found such excellent specialities for fish. The ladies of The Mooring are always in good mood, they are laughing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tuna was so fresh. Smoothie was divine. Watched giant terakihi swim around the harbour. Great service. Will be back for sure.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Delicious fresh fish and salads in a stunning location. We came here twice during our week long stay, and even though we had to cycle half way around the island to get there from our hotel it was worth every trip. The staff are super friendly and always seem to be smiling! The food here was better than any restaurant... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Mooring is the best for fresh fish and great service. We could have eaten here everyday. The Mahi and Wahoo were delicious. Highly recommend! !

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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

casual lunchtime fair served from a converted container. overlooking the lagoon and small harbour. Great sandwiches with friendly and fun service.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is THE best place to go to on Raro for lunch. Fresh, generous serves (huge!) and probably the best tuna burger I have ever seen! Their salad was also to die for! I wish there was a 6 star rating because these guys deserve. Really really good food. Be warned - it may be hard to get a seat.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The most freshist fish, caught that morning, And, delivered in the most tastiest way. Right on the beach. Bring your Togs?? There is nothing to dislike.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 3:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?