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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 October 20, 2016

If you come to Rarotonga and don't get a FOB from the Mooring than you're doing something wrong. We ate here 3 times during our 2 week vacation and that wasn't enough. Great atmosphere, with great food, just make sure you BYOB!

Thank allisonmaupin
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Perfect for lunch, the food here is so fresh and tasty. The raw fish is devine and tasty fresh sandwiches. The staff so friendly and efficient. BYO, sit outside with a cold beer admiring the view. A must visit for lunch.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We stopped here whilst cycling back to our digs and it certainly lives up to its reputation. We both had the Marlin (you have to don't you), large chunks of it nestled between to hunks of Turkish bread. Mine had lime mayonnaise, which was yum,...More

Thank Cat E
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Fast, friendly service and absolutely amazing fish dishes no matter what you choose. Best smoothies on the island too. This place rocks.

Thank Fleawee
Reviewed October 19, 2016

we stopped here as part of the buggy tour for those that like a little kick to their sandwich the Tijuana .I think number 4 on the menu is a must probably the best I have ever had so thanks to jake from buggy tours...More

Thank fantailonenz
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The fish salads and sandwiches are so good. The fish is so fresh and the salsa's and relishes that are made on site are really good! Make sure you make time to have lunch here because it is so worth it

Thank travellingtakesme
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stopped here for lunch on Sunday, a fantastic little restaurant run out of a container! I had the Ika mata which was great and chockablock with fish and a tropical smoothie, equally good. My husband had a fish salad which was huge and tasty, he...More

Thank Trudi A
Reviewed October 18, 2016

You only need to 2 words to describe The Mooring - The FOB!!! Take along a cold beer if you desire, sit back and enjoy!!

Thank Brucer07
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great view of the water, near Muri. The best discovery we made all trip. This awesome little cafe with the biggest, nicest sandwiches we've ever had. Beautiful fresh fish or chicken. We came back multiple times as nowhere else came close. By far the best...More

Thank bnabroad
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I don't know how to express how much I loved this cafe. It's in a perfect spot to sit and watch the water (and chickens). The food was so delicious - I loved the tuna tacos and am still trying to figure out how I...More

Thank HodgieOnTheRoad
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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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