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Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 233
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (101 reviews)
“tapas” (43 reviews)
“dumplings” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal at this wonderful restaurant. The finger lickin stickin chicken is just great. Enjoyed the meal so much the first time that I went back again. You get great views whilst eating your meal and the live music is wonderful. The staff...More

Thank Jewlzcee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the lovely location overlooking the ocean. The meal was excellent quality, well above average for the island. The local brew beer was also great, and well served in a chiller container..

Thank Alex_n_Ros
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our last meal before flying out and we wished we had been earlier so we could of gone again. The meal so delicious, the view is outstanding (you may even see a passing whale as we did!!) and Michelle was very attentive and...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must go here! Incredible staff - super friendly and funny! Relaxed atmosphere. Great food - get the finding nemo. Accommodation looks great from what I could see of it. Across the road from the black rock - great snorkelling area!

Thank Jenna A
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Tuoro Café is our No1 go to place to eat on our frequent visits to Rarotonga Michelle runs a wonderful venue that offers everything for a special and relaxing lunch and location. The food is excellent a wonderful relaxing location with vista views. Michelle is...More

1  Thank richardfrater
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We come to Raro every year and always have a lunch date at Tuoro Restaurant &Cafe. Every item on the menu is superb with this years addition being the Kuku Fried Chicken (KFC). Absolutely delicious. Andy and Michelle are great hosts and their lady chef...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

look out there's a new Colonel in town with a dish that's filled with fresh quality ingredients and with ample yumminess of KFC. Coleslaw is zingy, chicken is tangy, tato tots are like a little puff of perfection. Finding Nemo is divine with distinct and...More

1  Thank Melanie C
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

We had the most lovely food here and very innovative , special dumplings , Ika mata and some lovely fish and chips and beautiful salad with special pumpkin seeds. Michelle is so friendly and the view is superb!!

Thank 854phillipo
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We came on Sunday for lunch and had a really enjoyable time. The dishes were beautiful and plentiful - more like entree size than tapas - so 3 was a good amount for the two of us. The decor is relaxed and comfortable with distant...More

Thank JoyGAuckland
Reviewed September 18, 2017

We couldn't have a holiday in Rarotonga without visiting Tuoro Restaurant. Bookings are totally recommended as they are very popular. I was so impressed that they remembered me from last time and treated us like old friends. The service is impeccable, and the food delicious....More

Thank Love2create
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Questions & Answers
September 18, 2016|
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Response from Michelle231600 | Property representative |
Kia Orana, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes,you can book the cafe via email. I look forward to your reply. Kind regards Michelle.
February 11, 2015|
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Response from Fiona C | Reviewed this property |
The villas are spacious well laid out and private. Have stayed twice over the last two years. There is also BBQ facilities with the ability to eat inside or out. The pool is also fantastic being a good size fot just two... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 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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