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“Very Good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Salsa

Cafe Salsa
In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
22215
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Ranked #6 of 21 Restaurants in Avarua
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I have dined at Cafe Salsa many times over the last year. I highly recommend this place. Conveniently located in town, cafe salsa has an awesome atmosphere, which quiet a few cafes on Rarotonga are lacking.

Things to know about this place is: Good Food,a variety of food choices, Good Service and the Coffee is pretty good

Visited May 2013
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English first
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good variety, nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The coffee is probably as good as you can hope for on the island (and given that they are working with UHT milk); and they serve decaf. A wide selection of reasonably-priced food and drinks meant this became a regular haunt for me on my business trip. There is outdoor seating (under umbrellas) out the front and rear. Friendly staff, though service can be a little on the slow side.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“LOVELY LUNCHING”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We enjoyed a number of lunches and extra coffee breaks here while we were holidaying in Rarotonga. Its a great, clean and inviting place to stop, whether its for a quick drink or delicious lunch. The staff are so friendly and welcoming - it's a pleasure meeting them.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A heat trap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Food was fantastic, service was absolutely exceptional however if you suffer in the heat sit in the front or inside areas as out the back is a sun trap and is really hot - especially if you haven't yet adjusted to the beautiful weather. Really want to stress that the food and service here makes it an absolute must visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great meeting place with friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

All round, everything was to my liking. Good food and great service, something you expect after shopping next door. Thumbs up for this lovely food bar.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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