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Saltwater Cafe

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Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 20020
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great value family friendly the best fish and chips on the Island Staff fantastic very friendly to all worked tirelessly to ensure meals came out fast in there little boxes eat in or take away.

Thank lockvale
Waynesboro, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us as it was close to our accommodations so we went here for breakfast the first morning of our vacation. We found the food to be mediocre at best and well overpriced. Out of all of the restaurants in Rarotonga, this is one that I would skip.

Thank allisonmaupin
Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super busy - waited an hour for food - however they did warn us. Great location with a new view. Food was pretty good, some meals better than others... Pad Thai was nice. Service was good!

Thank bnabroad
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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161 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food may be good here, lots of people recommended it, but it is only open for lunch and not especially big on seafood, if the menu is any indication.

Thank Karen F
Melbourne, Australia
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat down at 11.30am for lunchand were handed menus almost immediately. Having chosen what we wanted, we had to wait 15 minutes before being asked for our order. (2 canned cold drinks and a seafood share plate.) The drinks took a further ten minutes to arrive,, and the food finally turned up FIFTY minutes into out visit. The food... More 

Thank potblak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the view and a pleasant and tasty lunch provided by a kind and friendly server. Ice cold beer mugs on a hot day were a real bonus for us.

Thank Denise P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here on a Sunday for brunch, the place was not busy. The waitress was extremely unwelcoming and seemed totally put out that we wanted to choose our own table instead of sitting right by the stairs where she said we should sit. Her attitude did not change from there on & even when we asked her general... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I know this place is located in a tropical island, but in the twenty first century refrigerators are well known and widely available, so when the menu I cluded an 'ice coffee', I expected it to be at least cold, instead I got what seemed to be a room temperature coffee with milk. Not even in McDonald's!!!!!

1 Thank Allways_Correct
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great lunch at Saltwater Cafe. My wife and I shared the seafood platter, and it was very good. My wife also really liked their coffee as well.

Thank bdpellarin
New Zealand
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The cafe has a great stop, just over the road from the lagoon and right opposite the half way round the island sign. The menu had good selection and was really tasty, if a touch pricey and a bit slow even on a quiet day. The service was a bit hit and miss - we probably struck the most unfriendly... More 

Thank Rhubarb_88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 20020
"Where meals and memories are made..." Saltwater Café is a casual beachside café located on the south side of the island. Guests can relax and enjoy their breakfast, lunch, Lavazza coffee, delicious dessert, icy cold beer or favourite drink while gazing out into the beautiful lagoon.

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