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“Casual lunch with the best fish in the land” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Mooring

The Mooring
off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 84 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Casual lunch with the best fish in the land”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Everywhere had been out of fish for days (how does this happen when you're surrounded by them?!). Thankfully, the fresh fish sandwich at The Mooring was so good, we forgot about this ironic situation.
Definitely visit at least once.

Visited June 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best value lunch ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

So - fresh fish off the boat that morning - CHECK.
Freshly baked Turkish bread for sammies - CHECK.
Spicy zingy relish to add flavour - CHECK.
Inexpensive and delicious - CHECK.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The only place to do lunch in Rarotonga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We found the Mooring Cafe by accident in passing and returned four times during our stay at Muri Beach. Captain Moko catches his own fish almost daily which avoids the constant "out of fish" message elsewhere in Rarotonga. This was without doubt the cusine highlight for us - don't miss it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delicious "On Board" Sandwich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

While hiking we stopped here for lunch. The "on board" was Mahi Mahi that day......caught that morning and on our lunch plate that afternoon....AWESOMELY GOOD!

Visited May 2013
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Tasmania, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food, beautiful location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had lunch here on our first day, how wonderful this was. My husband had a sandwich and I had a salad and smoothie. We both enjoyed this very much and we did not need anything more. The service was great and as for the location, just amazing. What a wonderful place to have a meal. It more than just a shipping container as a place to eat. Top marks!!

Visited August 2012
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