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Mariner's Cafe

Fau Rd | Below Fifita Guesthouse, Center of Pangai, Tonga
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“in town” (5 reviews)
“little gem” (4 reviews)
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Fau Rd | Below Fifita Guesthouse, Center of Pangai, Tonga
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Stopped in at Mariner's while waiting to catch a boat and spent a couple of hours eating beautiful food, talking to a cast of characters you couldn't invent, and generally enjoying a charming, idiosyncratic place in Tonga. With the location so remote, and supplies --...More

3  Thank Greg D
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We were staying at Fifita's for work so were here multiple times, and were happily surprised to find (a) good food - the papaya soup was amazing (2) good internet (3) drinkable wine and other beverages and (4) fabulous people (Magda -polish - and her...More

1  Thank etoile98
Reviewed May 13, 2017

One must understand the remoteness of Ha'apai to appreciate that to run across a good cafe requires proprietors who think outside the box and make do with what they can source as it seems very little is grown locally and everything must come from the...More

2  Thank Tricia E
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Mariner's Cafe and Bar was the perfect end to our stay on Ha'apai Islands. Fantastic and friendly service, awesome food (the raw fish ceviche was spot on) and fantastic iced coffees (I tried one with and without coconut vodka - both were as delicious as...More

1  Thank Z9509NXbrianp
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Its pretty tough to get good food in pangai. Maybe the market will have some carrots, maybe some bananas, maybe neither. The shops all stock the same thing. Tins of this and that. So its a welcome relief to stop by Mariner's every now and...More

2  Thank JJXF123
Reviewed January 30, 2016

Ha'apai must rate as one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. But it is also one of the most remote. There is no ATM (although you can draw cash from your card after queuing in the Government owned bank), the 'supermarkets' only stock...More

2  Thank Abarao
Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Yummy fish soup with noodle! Consider its 10 pa'anga it's a light meal. But it's totally worth it. Love the soup! I believed it's kind of soup you cooked with your heart and effort. I wish to try the other dishes next time (great aroma...More

1  Thank Wanchyn C
Reviewed April 7, 2015

I spent many evenings here during my stay in Haapai. The food is great with local traditional food mixed with some classic dishes. We got invited to a BBQ night here which was awesome, we all sat down together drinking local beer and ate the...More

1  Thank Lizaarvidsson
Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were here for about a week and we had most of our meals at Mariners and we were never disappointed, actually quite impressed with the quality but not the appearance! Internet was a plus!

1  Thank BigWillieUsa
Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place has the best brownie I have ever eaten in my entire life!!!! Yum!! The atmosphere and staff were all friendly and accommodating, lots of dogs but they were friendly too

2  Thank Rosie M
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fau Rd | Below Fifita Guesthouse, Center of Pangai, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Ha'apai Islands
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