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“Great food and ambience”
Review of C.A.C Bar

C.A.C Bar
Ranked #1,534 of 2,327 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: $10 - $30
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Thames, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food and ambience”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

This is one of those restaurants that I visit whenever I'm in the Mt Eden area and my schedule permits. It's best to go with 2/3 people so you can share the wonderful "tapas" offerings. Personal favourites are the 12 hour lamb, the salads, and the stuffed dates - yum!
Lunch is quieter than later in the day, so you can get a great table upstairs. And the building itself is worth a visit - it's the old munitions factory.

  • Visited December 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

The good thing about CAC is the weekly live jazz. However the bar is an awkward long narrow space down one side of the premises. Everytime I have been in there for a drink, the frying fumes from the restaurant kitchen tend to choke up the place. Maybe time to clean the extractor fans? Come on CAC, you are a classier establishment than that - aren't you?

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Auckland
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Tapas tempters”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

great atmosphere, good choice of tapas, fun for a group

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auckland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Terribly expensive for a style of food that should be more moderately priced.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

If you don't know this area, you should check it out. C.A.C has really good tapas style food. Upstairs or outside in the summer is great.

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