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Chez Tara

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Polynesian
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Parea, French Polynesia
+689 40 68 78 45
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Los Angeles, California
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138 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Chez Tara was highly recommended by several sources for a traditional Polynesian brunch. They cater more to locals than to tourists, which is actually wonderful in its authenticity, but can be a bit confusing if you're expecting a more structured experience. We had a noon reservation, but arrived around 11am, and just sat and enjoyed the gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous views... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Very nice location and cozy place, but we were ignored despite the fact that there were only 2 other guests at the restaurant at the time. The staff was doing other things (like putting up Xmas decorations) and we never got any service.... so we left...

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Thank Alex M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Don't go here late otherwise you may never get served. Don't go here if you expect immediate, slick service. Do go here if you have time on your hands, want great views right next to the lagoon, and to eat well-priced great tasting food. We came here three times and the food was excellent on each occasion - really generous... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Authentic Tahitian Food & Music. Dancing barefoot in the sand. Right on the beach. We arrived by sailboat and took a dingy to the shore.

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Thank Darcy202
Fare, French Polynesia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The food is prepared in an underground oven at opened just before the buffet is served; around 12:00 ish. Authentic Tahitian food and music. the atmosphere is fantastic; local-style, on the oceans edge.

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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This memorable local style Sunday lunch was delicious and entertaining. Music provided by local musicians was very good. Right next door to Relais Mahana.

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1 Thank Michael S
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Positives: 1. You will NOT go hungry; BIG portions. 2. Excellent "Chow Men", which is how all Polynesians seem to spell "Chow Mein", and includes nice shrimpt! 3. Beautiful waterfront location. Negatives: 1. They do NOT have a credit card machine; bring French Polynesian Francs (XPF). 2. Don't expect them to bring the check or tab to your table--you could... More 

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Apalachicola Fl
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

Great chef, great food and plenty of it. Generous wine pour. Poisson cru and carpaccio are fabulous. Dined there twice.

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Port Elizabeth, Bequia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

Wonderful small seaside bistro. Lunch was very nice with friendly service. The high point was that our rental car refused to start. Everybody came from the restaurant to help.wonderful people!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

We stopped at Chez Tara for lunch as we toured around the beautiful island of Huahine and I'm SO grateful we did! The food is DELICIOUS!!! Not to mention that the scenery is MIND BLOWINGLY GORGEOUS! Located right at the water's edge, you can enjoy the lovely turquoise of the ocean, balmy breeze, and music of the waves as you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Polynesian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parea, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Huahine
  • Phone Number: +689 40 68 78 45

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