This restaurant was an enthusiastic recommendation from local knowledge and was touted as one of the best restaurants in downtown Papeete. After disembarking from a Paul Gauguin Cruise, six of us decided to dine in town. Our Taxi Driver took us down a wee lane called "Passage Cardela" It would have been easy to miss if we didn't have a local guide. Cheerfully lit, it makes you want to venture in. The ambience was eclectic with neutral decor and understated Polynesian Art that you can buy, wood panelling and crisp white tablecloths.The wait staff were attentive and friendly. Our fellow guests were Italian and Swedish and had discerning palates.My husband and I ordered for an appetiser Puff Pastry of garlic snails (2150 xpf) and for the Main, Beef Fillet with Port Sauce and Pan Fried Foie Gras ( 3950 xpf) I did not order a dessert as we were more than satisfied with two courses as they were generous portions. The presentation was superb and the food was melt in your mouth delicious. I am sure the desserts would not disappoint either if you had room.As we were a group of 6, their computer systems were able to split accounts very easily. This was not a problem to them. After what you generally get in the islands, this was a slice of heaven and would be a stand out in Paris, if Paris could keep up. Well done L'o a la bouche,
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