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“Great Coffee & Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Salsa

Cafe Salsa
In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 215
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Ranked #6 of 22 Restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Whakatane, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Coffee & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Coffee is great, the food is great and the service is also great. We ate at the Cafe Salsa most days of our recent 7 day holiday in Rarotonga.

Visited August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“yummy food in a casual setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Ok, most things are casual on Raro, but this was a very rekaxed and comfortable cafe to enjoy lunch or just a few beers. We enjoyed our first Matutu Mai here along with tasty pizza and thai salad. The food was fresh, the service friendly, and the atmosphere was pleasant. They could use another bathroom though to cut down on the lines.

Visited August 2012
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Kerikeri
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Busy place in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

One of the busiest lunch places as located in middle of town but service good and attentive. Lovely fresh salads and yummy fruit smoothie.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Less milk more coffee”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

After shopping around the city centre, thought of coffee crossed the mind. Thought why not. The service was on the ball game. Atmosphere was a buzz with parents yelling at their kids to quiet down and sit. The coffee was off beat with a milky taste rather than the coffee hit.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A great evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The only night they are open is Friday, but well worth the visit.
Excellent live music, efficient friendly service and great food.
The only pity was that we couldn't go back the next night!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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