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The Mooring

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Fast Food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, Gluten Free
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having read so many great reviews I had very high expectations which were met in every way. It is a casual setting with charm. When we arrived there was a queue of about 6 families ahead of us, I expected a long wait but our meals came out very quickly and were lovely. Fresh and full of flavour. The lime... More 

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Thank KarenC999999
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Boy has this place got it right. No pretence or attempt to be anything other than an outstanding simple fresh fish cafe with outstanding friendly service and perfectly cooked produce. Great atmosphere with more smiles than deserved given how busy they are. We went as a 13 strong family group and everyone was hooked!!!

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Thank saammoore
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is amazing! The ika Mata is so tasty (so is everything else!) Super fresh fish and such friendly and cheerful service. The view is picture perfect too. Such a great food stop in a little tucked away spot

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Thank Gabbusby
Te Atatu, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On my recent visit to Raro , this was one of my fav food places ! Highly recommend trying the FOB sandwich . Also if you do the buggy tour they stop in here for lunch .

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Thank eraokam
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about The Mooring is perfect. Great position and view. Food fantastic and the owner and staff are so welcoming and always remember us on returns visits. Great place to take the grandchildren.

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Thank mikka
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This outdoor style cafe is very popular in Muri. They have the best fish sandwiches, really good Ika Mata, & spicy fish tacos to mention a few I tried. The service is fast compared to other local eateries except for Sunday when they are really packed. Sitting outside under big umbrellas nothing matters anyway. Totally recommend this place for a... More 

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Thank Wendy w
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in here for lunch and it was sooooo good! Had the FOB sandwich and it was not only huge but delicious too! Ate every crumb. The staff were so happy and friendly and the setting... Well you're overlooking a beautiful blue tropical lagoon... What more could you ask for! Might even catch the fishing charter preparing his catch for... More 

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Thank Robert W
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to The Mooring for lunch and had a super meal. The fish in the fish sandwich was melt in the mouth delicious, and the rest of the party had good meals as well. We were a little disappointed in the children's meals which were not great value for money we thought. The surroundings are excellent and the service... More 

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Thank alimay47
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love love love your food, so fresh and tasty, great staff so very friendly. Great live music on Sunday's. We will be coming back again and again for our holidays

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Thank TraceynPete H
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw this place on TVNZ programme Kiwi Living, and knew we had to try it. Fab friendly service, and fast! Had lunch there 4 days in a row the longest we waited was 10 minutes if that, only because we arrived the same time as the buggy tours (thats still pretty quick in my book) The fish is so... More 

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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
Fast Food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?