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Chez Tara

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Polynesian, Pacific Rim, French
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Parea, French Polynesia
689-40-68-78-45
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank gypsy32320
Port Elizabeth, Bequia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank Virgininrick
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We rented a car and made the loop around Huahine. This restaurant was suggested by the agency we rented the car from in town. The selection of food was limited but if you like fish this is no problem. We both had a fish meal and the food was very good. The service was excellent and the view was amazing.... More 

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Thank Kim W
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Went there around 1:00pm for lunch on a Monday. Location was empty. Only one other couple. Most items were unavailable and the only choice offered was off course the most expensive of the menu. View was OK but not better than the one at Relais Mahana, the property next door which also has a great and cheap lunch menu (their... More 

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Thank Simon B
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Go for the Sunday feast! Filled with locals, loved that this wasn't a tourist trap. The music and atmosphere was fun and festive and the buffet of all the authentic Polynesian cuisine was delicious! I even loved the Fafaru!

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1 Thank Tanya L
Livermore, California
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went with a group of people. I ordered the Mahi Mahi with Vanilla Sauce and it was excellent; other people ordering the same dish reported it being bland and tough. Although we ordered one dessert, we were served (and billed) for two. On the plus side, we were greeted with fresh leis and the setting was beautiful.

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Thank Temuskia
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to try a new place after a couple of nights at the nearby Relais Mahana and had read mostly good things. Therefore very disappointed to find uncharacteristically (for French Polynesia) inattentive, indifferent service and nearly inedible food. I am loathe to criticize a language barrier, but our server made minimal effort to understand us (and I noticed the same... More 

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Thank Jacob B
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Fresh fish grilled served with vanilla sauce.. Yum! Lovely view of the bay and the locals especially Manola added to the wonderful experience.

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Thank Alexandra G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Polynesian, Pacific Rim, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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?