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Mariner's Cafe

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Below Fifita Guesthouse | Center of Pangai, Tonga
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were here for about a week and we had most of our meals at Mariners and we were never disappointed, actually quite impressed with the quality but not the appearance! Internet was a plus!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Hemsedal, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I spent many evenings here during my stay in Haapai. The food is great with local traditional food mixed with some classic dishes. We got invited to a BBQ night here which was awesome, we all sat down together drinking local beer and ate the yummiest food! Big thanks to the friendliest staff, I will be back for sure :)

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USA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were here for about a week and we had most of our meals at Mariners and we were never disappointed, actually quite impressed with the quality but not the appearance! Internet was a plus!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place has the best brownie I have ever eaten in my entire life!!!! Yum!! The atmosphere and staff were all friendly and accommodating, lots of dogs but they were friendly too

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Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A year ago this sland was ravished by a cyclone and unfortunately it looks like it happened more like a month or maybe two ago. As a visitor there are only two places to eat in town; a locally run chicken and rice place (delicious) and Mariner's cafe with its intersting menu. We ate two meals here and both were... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were staying about 20km away and cycled down to Pangai from Foa Is. We almost missed this place as it is on a side road with a sign behind growing foliage! We were in Pangai during the rebuild post cyclone Ian so it looked like this cafe had a bit of a monopoly. The menu is surprisingly extensive, even... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Ha'apai is thankfully of the tourist trail and has limited services, part of its charm I believe. Magda runs Mariner's cafe, which is full of excellent cuisine, friendly people and lashings of island charm. The menu offers a great variety of food, from great breakfast dishes, to light lunches and mouth watering dinner choices. All can be washed down with... More 

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sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food is beautiful and very varied. I went there several times with a group and we all enjoyed it. The ambiance is very nice and relaxed. Make sure you try the Chocolate brownie.

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A pretty average 3rd world cafe. However, it has little opposition. The staff were not friendly at all.

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Suva, Fiji
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Want to learn how to prepare fish in a most simple and delicious way? At Mariner's you get great food, good company and lessons on how to use local ingredients to make yummy dinners!

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Perth, Australia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Food was excellent, from burgers to pizza's cheap and cheerful to a full on mains meal. All at decent prices and fair prices too. Good service, good ambience and a very nice cup of coffee (percolated with real coffee!) Nice music (background only which is the best and not blaring like some places). Go on and experience Tonga and you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Below Fifita Guesthouse | Center of Pangai, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Ha'apai Islands

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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