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“Best food in Aitutaki”
Review of Cafe Tupuna

Cafe Tupuna
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A la-carte Casual Fine Dining. Covered but in a garden setting. Fully Licensed. Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm. Major Credit Cards accepted.
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We visited Cafe Tupuna twice during our stay in Aitutaki. We missed out on the famous crab dish on our first night, so we had to return the next day to try our luck again. There was no regret! The chilli mud crab was heavenly (albeit a little messy to eat) and the house baked chocolate cake with chocolate ganache was divine. The fish dishes (pan grilled Mai Mai fillet and seared Wahoo fillet) were also very good. Tupuna and her staff have clearly put in much thought and effort in their cooking and food presentation. We would recommend this restaurant to all visitors to Aitutaki.

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Thank Tropical_Dreams10
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

No visit to Aitutaki is complete without a visit to Tapuna's Restaurant and a serving of her legendary "Mango Chilli Mudcrab" an experience not to be missed.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Salmon pate was "out of this world." Reminded me of Trattoria da LeLe in Venice (Murano) Italy. Not about fancy tables and chairs, just great food. Also, remember Aitutaki is extremely casual...

Thank Gary L
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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel manager at Aitutaki Escape Villa, of course the locals know best and we were not disappointed - delicious food, cocktails and wine list. Keep in mind this is not your typical city restaurant, remember you are in the islands so if you don't mind a sandy floor and the resident cat visiting your table in a garden like seating then this is the place for you. The best thing is they will pick you up and drop you off.

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Thank Ben M
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Lovely food, a class above standard hotel food in a tropical garden setting. The ambiance was lovely, with sand on the floor and attentive service.

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Thank RaccaTK
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