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The Mooring

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Seafood, Sandwiches
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off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682-25-553
Today
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 683
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  • 89
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Wonderful food and people

Had the most yummy fresh tuna sandwich (Mokos with lime mayo) on Tues - sat under the ambience of umbrellas in the rain. Superb friendly service. Enjoyed it so much went back again yesterday!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Helen R
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Had the most yummy fresh tuna sandwich (Mokos with lime mayo) on Tues - sat under the ambience of umbrellas in the rain. Superb friendly service. Enjoyed it so much went back again yesterday!

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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206 reviews 206 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Like a lot of highly rated places you wonder if you should rate it higher then really think because everyone else has, did you miss something are you being to critical. Perhaps my expectations were to high reading all the great reviews. I had the FOB, crumbed fish, lettuce and a dressing on turkish bread, it was good but i... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a quaint little fast food kiosk by the sea. It serves a small selection of delicious seared fish sandwiches. Very well worth a passing visit for a great lunch.

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Northland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A definite MUST...beautiful food..kept going back for lunch.very friendly service and very clean surroundings..sot back n rax and enjiy the view..

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch, and we were not disappointed. My favourite fish sandwich on the island, and the smoothie was soooo good to! I still have cravings for it!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you are in Rarotonga, then you must visit The Mooring. The food is fantastic. I was impressed by the food we had at many restaurants on the island, but my cajun tuna taco for lunch at The Mooring was by far the best food I had when on holiday. It was incredible. Fresh, colourful, local and packed with flavour.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A short and simple menu with the most mouth watering sandwiches! The service is great but also super quick! I think it is a must visit when you come to Raro. Very close to the Muri township. We went there a few times when staying at Raro on Muri Beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Just the best fresh fish, simple, plenty of it and sooo tasty! The staff were really friendly and happy to tell you about the fish and the menu. The opening time seems to be a bit variable though - but we were there early and they were very accomodating. It's not a fancy place by any stretch but the food... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Right next to the water/jetty, this place is great value for money. The menu is mainly fish, and not expensive! Very laid back staff, and friendly!! Place was very busy when we arrived (with about 10 of our friends!) yet we were well looked after. Certainly recommend a visit here!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This cool, converted container is situated on a nice stretch of beach in Muri, with ample seating to cater for the lunch time crowds. There's a good selection of fish in turkish bread, salads and some specials; as well as the freshest fish and delicious dressings. The spicy tuna sandwiches were delicious, as was the tropical smoothie. Great value for... More 

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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
  • Phone Number: +682-25-553

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?