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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
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
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here one day, and got the fish sandwich which was very nice taste , quite busy place and everyone seemed happy the food looked good for other diners only criticism was there were a lot of flies around which was a nuisance but the view whilst having lunch was amazing.

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New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

These guys had by far the yummiest, freshest fish on Raro. The sandwichs were really good - we had the Tuna sandwich and also the fish salad. Both were excellent and we had lunch here several times over our trip. Pretty quick getting meals out too considering how busy it can be.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Mooring is THE place to go for sandwiches and salads. Located in Muri Beach, down a long driveway, this unassuming eatery is quintessential Rarotonga. Go for the FOB sandwich - fresh Mahi Mahi or the Rusty - chicken with pawpaw salsa

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When my partner (a big carnivore!) took me (a vegetarian) to a fish cafe I was expecting my sandwich to be pretty average at best. Oh was I wrong.....It was absolutely delicious!!!! So tasty and fresh and the staff were incredibly friendly. We came back 3 times in our week long trip. :)

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This small unassuming fish cafe delights.. with fast, sumptuous, affordable, impossibly fresh fish! If you can only go once, try the Mahi Mahi sandwich & a tropical fruit smoothie- delish!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently visited for lunch on our trip to Rarotonga (July 2014). I had seen this place had great reviews on TripAdvisor so we tracked it down and weren't disappointed. My husband was so impressed we ended up going back for lunch 3 days in a row.....he even got a takeaway 'Fob' sandwich for his trip home on the plane.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place is great. Unfortunately for us we went on our last day in Rarotonga and had we known about it we would have been there every day for lunch. The food is superb and great prices which can be a rarity in Rarotonga. The freshest fish. Highly recommend FOB (fresh off the boat) sandwiches. Great to sit eating and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went twice it was that good. Looks like nothing from the outside and is run out of a container down on the waterfront out of Muri. But the food is superb. Teens had FOB sanwiches both visits K & I had a sandwich on the first visit and a salad on the second. Opinions were split I preferred the... More

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phoenix
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My stomach is growling just thinking about Mooring. Absolutely the best fish on the island served hot on delicious soft rolls with fresh veggies and lime mayo. Huge portions and grest prices! Came here three times in one week. I loved the FOB (crumbed mahi.) Tuna was great too! Byob is fine and there's plenty of shaded oceanfront seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great "FOB" fish sandwich with a great view,fast service. The sandwich was big enough to feed two people. Will be back in October

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