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The Mooring

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim
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Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682-25-553
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9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't go wrong if you want quick service and a great sandwich. Fresh fish and plenty of it, also fries, wedges and salads if you like. I always visit here when in Raro.

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Thank IvanovichC
Red Deer, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether it is the catch of the day - fresh off the boat or a chicken dish - the portions are huge and delicious, so bring your appetite. Definitely a must do while on the island.

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Thank Linda J
Nelson, New Zealand
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here twice and each time enjoyed a magnificent fresh fish sandwich - I have never tasted anything quite like it.

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Thank WBuzz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh my goodness if you want the freshest fish sandwich ever then the Mooring Café is for you. we went twice in one week, try the popular FOB or if you don't want bread you can get the salad version, still yummy you wont regret it.

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Thank Cathy A
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Moorings cafe is a brilliant find..I guarantee once discovered you will go back more than once on your trip! Even the locals said how fresh the Fish is here, amazing HUGE sandwiches - the raro subway version, great prices and friendly staff, quick service . We only went here on our last day - but will be frequent visitors next... More 

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Thank Bex W
Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch here everyday during our recent trip to Raro. Best food, great service, very short wait times, awesome value. Tried pretty much every sandwich and they were all amazing, the seared tuna is to die for. Also they let us take in our own beers and even cleared away our empties! Priceless!

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Thank SallyBeans222
Invercargill
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food, good location, good price, friendly staff. No complaints about this place at all and well worth calling in for a quick and easy lunch.

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Thank TandJInv
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best lunch on Rarotonga! Great staff, tasty fresh food & nice location. Would definitely go back there again.

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Thank MartypcNZ
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in at The Mooring on the buggy tour- lucky for us. We chose the crumbed Mahimahi on Turkish bread with lime mayonnaise- very yummy and generous size. Popular cafe and for good reason. Unfortunately didn't make it back to try other items on the menu, the pawpaw salsa sounded good. Nice view over the water. Definitely recommended!

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Napier, New Zealand
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of the places recommended to go to and the fish/chicken sandwhiches lived up to their hipe! great atmosphere as well

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682-25-553

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?