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The Mooring

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off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682-25-553
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9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 925
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Best sammys

Fully fall in love with the food served here from their FOB sandwich to their MOKOs sandwich even their CLT.. servive is fast and an amazing view of Avana passage On Sunday they have a live band that plays a range of music

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
536miltonh
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fully fall in love with the food served here from their FOB sandwich to their MOKOs sandwich even their CLT.. servive is fast and an amazing view of Avana passage On Sunday they have a live band that plays a range of music

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Thank 536miltonh
Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing beats a fresh burger sammy! I wouldn't normally write reviews on food joints but this one was the exception. Our first experience with The mooring was on the beach buggy tour we did part of the tour included lunch here. The F.O.B sandwhich came recommend to me so I went with that and my husband chose the moko. Not... More 

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Thank Kate R
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried several of there dishes during my stay, can't say one bad thing about any of them. the best was the sashimi tuna. All are very filling.

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Thank Keith K
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a picnic style place with a great menu, good sized - big meals at a good price. Four of us went and we all loved our meals. We went on a bit of a cloudy day so can't talk about fantastic setting like others have but I can see how it could be. Friendly staff and the meals... More 

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Thank PutiputiPango
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food was so yummy. Staff were very kind and welcoming. Highly recommend ! Also awesome location to sit and eat.

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Thank Brooke L
Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent fish sandwiches with an amazing view. We had the Tijuana, which has a nice bite to it, and FOB, which is more mild, and both were equally as good. Great atmosphere!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Mooring with Raro buggies for lunch and then again the following day. Both times had FOBs (Fish on Bread) with delicious mahimahi. I had teh wrap option and my husband the turkish bread. Both were generous on fillings and delish!

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Thank Lyngchchnz
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title pretty much wraps it up. Delicious delicious delicious. The food was super fresh, the wait staff efficient means the setting couldn't be any better. Great experience all around and highly recommended.

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Thank GregPeters2014
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunches at the Mooring Fish Café. The food was so fresh, tasty and delicious. The location is beautiful and the staff are amazing; always happy and welcoming! 15/10 from us!!

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Thank Julie C
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The thing with Rarotonga is that the food is inevitably simple and modest. 5 stars in Raro refers usually to the views, the location, the service. In this case all of the above are great, but the simple FOB (fish on bread = fish sandwich) here is sublime. The fish is supremely fresh - not one tiny bit of fishy... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?