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Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 233
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (114 reviews)
“tapas” (41 reviews)
“sticky chicken” (11 reviews)
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

The food was so nice we went back a second time. Between the two of us we have eaten: the pork dumplings;, the Tuoro twist on KFC;, Ika Mata (raw fish in cocomut cream); and the fish sliders. We could not fault any of these...More

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Thank Glen W
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on a whim, were greeted and seated promptly with friendly smiles. Drinks arrived quickly, as did the food. The fish and chips was delicious and the views are awesome. What more could you want ?

Thank JHerlig
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Well,Found it! Michelle,we'll be back girl! Here we have the perfect place fro lunch ( and to stay) On the Hill facing Black Rock lagoon and the most beutiful sunsets in Rarotonga. Lunch and Punch! No not the hitting sort, well, it did, but that's...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I especially loved the interesting menu. We ordered prawn rice paper rolls with a hoisin dipping sauce and crispy pork strips & ginger sauce which came with coleslaw. We both enjoyed the meal and the lovely, quiet spot. Will definitely eat lunch here again. Although...More

Thank seniorluvstotravel
Reviewed May 11, 2017

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
Reviewed April 26, 2017 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
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...More

Thank Madienne C
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
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...More

1  Thank DandBadventures
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...More

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Thank Rosie G
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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 - $27
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 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
  • E-mail
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