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Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
682 23956
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burgers and even better staff!

Great food and lovely people where one can sit and watch Avarua drift by. Not beachside, but very pleasant and a good value dinner option. Thoroughly recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Landyman2014
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The chicken donor kebabs ($12) are very good, and the service is always friendly. They always have something for kids like prizes, toys, and kids meals which keeps them entertained for a bit while you enjoy the meal.

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Thank Mii M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

First visit I had the tropical burger, which was really good, with nice fresh island flavours and something a wee bit different than your standard burger. Hubby had the grizzly, a big stacked up thing (fries are included, inside the burger!) which he said filled the gap well. My friend had the Sea Salt, and said it was probably the... More 

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Thank Patsy_nz
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Has the best double beef and bacon burger! The menu is really extensive and the burger I had was huge and very tasty.

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Thank ETurner1032
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I found the service, atmosphere and food a little over poor. The chips were great, the milkshakes failed to taste like the flavour specified and the fish wasn't so fresh either. VERY pricey.

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Thank ShannaHenson
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We had heard great things about Sea Salt Takeaway in town so we decided to check it out. So glad we did! It is definately the best place to eat on the island. We kept on going back to try everything on their very large menu. I think they have something like 15 different burgers which are beautiful. They claim... More 

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Thank pearl77777
Auckland
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We tried this place based on the reviews on Trip Advisor, but were very disappointed. The service was average at best - the lady behind the counter was pretty surly. The food was extremely disappointing - I had the Sea Salt burger, which turned out to be very small, greasy, tasteless and underwhelming. We also ordered a side of chips,... More 

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Thank Aldous D
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Had the grilled Marlin but it was completely overcooked and rubbery. Tables were filthy and we had to wipe them down ourselves. Staff were pleasant though not exactly with high standards given the tables and outside seating area being so messy. Certainly don't agree with their self-proclamation that it is the best fish and chips on the island. Lots of... More 

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Thank angelinthekitchen
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I went here last time I visited Raro. The food is fantastic, the service was quick, and the staff were incredibly friendly. Definitely my favourite place to eat on the island. Make sure to try it for yourself!

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Thank Nicky C
Tauranga, New Zealand
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great food and lovely people where one can sit and watch Avarua drift by. Not beachside, but very pleasant and a good value dinner option. Thoroughly recommended!

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Thank Landyman2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We came here last time we came to Rarotonga. We ate here a lot last time so this time thought it be great to come back. Not sure if different owners but we were disappointed. The wrap was like a large pita bread, thick and not pleasant(not a thin wrap). The spring rolls were burnt and so much fat it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: 682 23956

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?