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The Mooring

Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (479 reviews)
“sandwiches” (293 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (290 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I thought that I was being abstemious when I ordered two sandwiches and some tacos for our family of 4 (2 under 6s). Wrong! It was so good (especially the tacos that I couldn't bear to leave any. As a result I was so over-stuffed...More

Thank Narth
Reviewed 3 days ago

You wont need any extras as the sandwiches are huge. very fresh and a taste that wont disappoint even the most pedantic of critics.. This is a must visit.

Thank Rizzla33
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found a sign on the main roadside and followed the track down to the Mooring cafe. It's not far from Muri Beach and it's location alongside the Avana Harbour in an ocean-blue painted container under the palm trees, was very relaxing. The people there...More

1  Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to The Mooring several times in our three weeks in Raro. Good selection of mainly seafood sandwiches. Service super fast given how busy they were. Local Turkish style bread is very light. Was impressed that for those trying to minimise bread intake any sandwich...More

Thank VicnJen67
Reviewed 6 days ago

By reputation alone we headed here our first day on the island and the mahi mahi and tuna salad for lunch was the best seafood meal I have had in years. Really speedy service, live music in the background, lagoon views and excellent food -...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant location, wonderful staff, top notch food at good prices for Raro. We had three huge 'sandwiches' - more like main dishes - at around $13 each. All were delicious and super-fresh. The range of dishes passing by our table en route to other diners,...More

Thank Wendy0704
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit out of the way for bus passengers but well worth the visit. More sandwich and picnic style food but excellent presentation and quality.

Thank Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only because of the great sashimi I wanna go back. Absolutely wonderdful. Funny chickens walking around. M&M

Thank Maarten P
Reviewed 1 week ago

When hearing that we were going to Rarotonga the majority of people who have previously been told us to head to The Mooring for mahimahi sandwich aka the FOB. The FOB is a taste sensation and my partner and I went four and three times...More

Thank afletcher6
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the F.O.B sandwich and it was YUMMY! Fresh Mahimahi! The simplicity of the sandwich did it for me!! AMAZING!!!

Thank StevyeHuaki
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Questions & Answers
January 16, 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. Not sure where the Edgewater is, but no issues because there is an hourly bus service around the island and because of the island's size nothing is too far away. There are scooter hires available also... More
October 31, 2016|
Response from Allways_Correct | Reviewed this property |
15 - 25 dollars per person will be enough.
June C
August 20, 2016|
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Response from jillymae | Property representative |
Kia orana - apologies for not replying earlier I have just found your question. Along with our fresh seafood we also serve chicken and bacon - and we offer vegetarian salads and sandwiches. meitaki maata e kia manuia, Jill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 am - 3:30 am
9:30 am - 3:30 am
9:30 am - 3:30 am
9:30 am - 3:30 am
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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