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Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

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Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 233
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed a number times on previous trips to Raro but never called in. Well pleased we did this trip! Found my new lunch spot in Raro!

Thank whaleoilbeefhooked
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, awesome views over the water, nice live music. I'm considering ordering double dumplings next time I'm in Rarotonga. Delicious. The seats were a bit tight for my hips but everything else was good.

Thank A2317WCdenisem
Tauranga, New Zealand
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017

An awesome place to stop for lunch by the Blackrock villas. They can get busy for lunch so book a table if you intend to visit this cafe. The food was so great and the atmosphere is awesome as well. Great service as well. Definitely stop there if you can!

Thank Madienne C
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

What can I say that has not been said before, just lovely Beautiful setting, live music, Sunday lunch great food and wine Michelle and her team are always very welcoming. See you in May 😊

Thank Lesley G
Calgary, AB Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Michelle is a great host and she delivers some of the best food on the Island! Although the restaurant is not right on the beach, it is well worth it to stop in. Their food is fresh and delicious. I would say that it was definitely in my top 3 favorite places to eat. They are up the hill a... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Fabulous food, fabulous staff, fabulous service, fabulous view. Excellent location for lunch. Menu is tapas and mains, just enough choice to be interesting but not confusing. The Thai beef salad, perfect! Tapas muscle fritters and dumplings divine. Ate here twice and it was excellent both times. It will be no 1 on our list when we return to Rarotonga.

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Thank Rosie G
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Were recommended this place for lunch, our initial thoughts when we first drove up to the property were mixed and we were not really sure what to expect. Main reason is that it's not the usual setting of a waterfront property, it's tucked away up on a hill surrounded by tropical forest but water can still be seen in the... More 

Thank Natalia S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We thought we would try Tuoro again, as the last time we were there in a group and neither of us remembered what we had thought of the food at the time .... we may have had too many glasses of the Tutti Frutti cocktail! This time my husband tried the much-acclaimed finger-lickin' stickin' chicken which was served with rice... More 

Thank foodlover27264
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Had the most fabulous lunch here. the food was really very good, the service was excellent and it really is the most beautiful location, You have to go , booking was essential

Thank cfoley27
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing, the food is to a high standard, beautiful views, excellent service, shout out to my girl Miah and the owner Michelle, just fantastic you both are and you have your service on lock down! The chefs do an amazing job with the food, my mouth waters just thinking about the polenta chips and rukau! We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $26
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 21 233

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?