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Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6165
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“mushy peas” (2 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

I was sitting by.the dancefloor sitting amd minding my own business when a bouncer decided i was sleeping and escorted me out. No discussion was possible,couldnt nearly finish my drink. Hopefully it was just one somehow deranged/stressed person. The establishment looked nice otherwise.

Thank Jakub M
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal for the price. Steak cooked beautifully x 2 though mine was a bit grissly. Chips were really nice as were the mushy peas which if you’re from UK like me you really appreciate :-) we will return next time we’re staying in Taupo.

Thank Janigel
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We had lunch here today whilst enjoying a day trip to Taupo. We both had the lamb shank pie and it was the yummiest pie we've ever eaten. The staff were really friendly and the lady who served our food was very chatty. We would...More

Thank banana36
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Typical Irish Pub with however not a "dirty" atmosphere. Very nice decorated, suitable also for hanging out with friends and not only for eating. Large portions of very good quality meat. I would expect a bigger variety of beers and that's the only reason for...More

Thank grigorat
Reviewed November 15, 2017

A typical pub with food and drinks you expect to find. Surprise the chicken-pineapple burger... It is a must!!

Thank Na C
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Good music awesome bar staff especially the lovely lady with the sleeve tattoo. Will be back here again soon!

Thank Danandtrina
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Great lunch time experience. Generous food servings, plenty of seating and a kids corner to give us some peace. Lamb Shank pie is delicious and the Kilkenny was cold and poured well. The staff were very friendly and the service was fast and efficient.

Thank Rae L
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Meals were ok, nothing to complain about, but the place is a little dated and in need of a bit of a spruce up, although we were early and I get the impression that this place might be a bit of a night spot later...More

Thank Sharryn B
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Having been to Finns in Calgary - what a difference! We stopped for a quick bite & a cold one early afternoon. Its very average, service is average. Food is a wee bit pricey.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

This place knows how to party! With an excellent live band playing outside under cover some good old get up sing & dance music. Then inside rocked its own DJ music which was a little more alternative and for the younger generation. Pool tables and...More

Thank D P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6165
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Finn MacCuhals is an infamous large Irish bar with extensive outdoor seating and an awesome atmosphere. We provide a wide range of decent, hearty "pub grub" style meals to suit all tastes. Normally quieter and more relaxed during the week but pumping at the weekends with Live Music and a D.J from 10pm, favourite hangout for tourists and locals alike, it's a place not to be missed when travelling through Taupo and an excellent location for parties and functions.
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