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Fast Food, Cafe, New Zealand
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Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
+682 23 956
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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207 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We have been here before on a prev visit and was not impressed but thought we would give it a second chance. Sorry but there will be no 3rd chance. We had a cup of tea each and that was as far as we could go. It was very very weak made with milk powder by the taste and it... More 

1 Thank nzwestie
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

We had fish n chips from here and then put them in a back pack and scooted back to our resort. Really nice fish n chips and compared to most places really cheap. A big selection of food and open later than other places. Located just as you enter Avarua from the south. You can pay with credit card as... More 

1 Thank Lance M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

For burgers this place rocks, chips were probably the best that we had on the island. Nice clean shop, friendly staff. recommend.

Thank Bomber13
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

The staff were very nice and the food was delicious every time we said to the kids lets try something new they would always want to go there. Chicken and chips with gravy were the best and their noodle box was so good, we didn't wait for long for our food, I have recommended it to our family who are... More 

Thank Manu K
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Oh we needed some will power not to make this our go to place. Fantastic burgers and super friendly staff. Quick and easy and all done with a wonderful smile. Try the sea salt burger - for fast food feels healthy. Delicious and can't wait to come back again. Thanks guys.

Thank Jedsmom
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89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

We called in here to get some fish and chips for lunch. We did not have to wait long before it was ready and were delighted by the generous quantity supplied. The fish was nicely battered and tasty and the chips were cooked well, not overcooked at all. Met some very nice young men at the next table. I would... More 

Thank Taurangahawk
Avarua, Cook Islands
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

I love their noodle box. you can select your choice of meat, noodles and sauce. im a fan of mangolian and rice noodles with prawns. Though i do think the noodle box is too small for the amount we paid for. staff are friendly. food takes a while to prepare. great place to get takeouts.

1 Thank Mariana N
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank Mii M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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 bubbles 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.

Thank ETurner1032

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $11
Fast Food, Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 23 956

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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?