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Le Retro

Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
+689 40 42 86 83
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good53%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (31 reviews)
“tuna club” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
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Diner, French, International
$$ - $$$
Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant straddles the walking path. Over the last several days, I had walked through it and saw that there were always patrons. Today, I stopped by for lunch and was not disappointed. I ordered the poisson cru (fish marianated with lemon and coconut milk...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

The food at this place is very good. The way it is prepared and served makes the whole experience wore classy. You have to try the poission cru with coconut milk ( Tahitian fish salad) which is a Tahitian speciality. The prices are moderately high...More

Thank Arnav G
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch after a safari 4x4 tour. I had red tuna sashimi and tuna tartare with white rice. I really like the sauce that came with this dish. Without the sauce, tuna sashimi will be very bland. Sauce, tuna sashimi and the...More

Thank JT3689NJ
Reviewed June 10, 2017

We only had a cold drink here and were served quickly and pleasantly; we stayed a while and did not feel we were being encouraged to order more or move on - very French !!! The menu looked good and, had we been hungry, would...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

A great place near the water front where you can see the big yachts. It is outside but there is a constant stream of cool vapour being sprayed. The food was amazing good for a small resturant.

Thank JM-Mebear
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

A disappointment. This restaurant was highly recommended by locals but we would rather have eaten in a cheaper and likely better local cafe. Overpriced and just average French Polynesian (mostly French Cafe style) I would not recommend it.

Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I go here at least once every time we visit Papeete. Little pricey, but great chocolate mousse and ice creams. Right across Visitor's center and sea port.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit the waterfront of Papeete due to our hotel offering a pretty poor service, we found the "Le Retro" on the waterfront of Papeete as we were dropped off by the taxi rank. Compared to what we were receiving at a supposed...More

Thank Theoneandonlyyoungy
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I just ate there for a third time. It is on the Main Street across from the harbour. You can watch people walk by. It was 4pm on a Saturday and I wanted to get a meal before my midnight flight. I have noticed before...More

Thank e10750law
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Nice trendy place to have cocktails or just a cold beer, fun place for lunch or dinner. Across the harbor near the "municipal market". Great terrace with sprinklers to cool down.

Thank Yin O
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Questions & Answers
November 6, 2016|
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Response from philippi666 |
Thanks for the info Madonna. From the reviews, I got the impression it was pricey. 15-20 dollars is not bad.
November 6, 2016|
Response from txgirl8289 | Reviewed this property |
I don't see a menu online, but there is a link to their Facebook page if you look for them on Google and it gives more information about them. It's a very casual place and seems to be quite popular in that there was always... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $100
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 40 42 86 83
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