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Cafe Salsa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 215
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quality tasty affordable food great service. Pleasant staff. Enjoyable spacious atmosphere. Clean restrooms.

Thank Beverley F
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, sometimes all I want is something light for lunch breakfast or afternoon tea and I love well made muffins. Usually I am disappointed but I am pleased to say Cafe Salsa really delivered. Their berry muffins have to some of the best I have ever tasted and full of fruit. Service fantastic and friendly and if you are with... More 

Thank Sandraleelovering
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited while shopping in the area and got some cold drinks to cool down. Wish it had stronger air conditioning but the service was amazing and attentive

Thank James G
Brisbane, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived for brunch and were greeted with a smile - by a local! - food was great as was the service, and reasonably priced, would visit again

Thank Maeva721
Brisbane, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Raro we always have a brekky date here to catch-up with friends that live on the island Coffee is great the menu on offer suits everyone and the staff are awesome

Thank terahans
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place to eat in the main town. The food was good and price OK. Also a great coffee and cake spot. Serving sizes are large. Cake could be shared between 4 it is so big.

Thank NJDaniel
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was fantastic. Lunch Menu was a little odd. With a name like Cafe Salsa we were thinking Mexican or Latin Food. Menu was pizzas, asian food and other random selections. However the food was excellent and service was good. Good meal for the money.

Thank TFriend2012
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff, food and feel of this place is buzzing and excellent. Great city venue for wood fired pizzas or coconut pancakes. Delish

Thank RacingRobyn
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Asked in town for a good coffee/breakfast Cafe and we were told abotu Cafe Salsa. Loved it. The breakfast was fantastic and the coffee great. Service was very good. We didnt have time to go back unfortunately but we will definitely go again when we go back to Rarotonga. Going to try the Coconut Pancakes next time. Very busy and... More 

Thank Marlene R
Dunedin, New Zealand
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful food, a wee gem and very affordable. Lovely wood fired oven-pizzas with fresh fish. Indoor and outdoor seating

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $21
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 215

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?