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“Excellent place for a drink” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trader Jacks

Trader Jacks
Ranked #14 of 100 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Price range: $12 - $21
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Cook Island's most iconic dining destination. Stunning views over the south pacific. Come in and dine with us on our al fresco deck or join our friendly team at the Vaka bar for an icy cold tap beer or the best cocktails on the island.
New Zealand
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204 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent place for a drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoy coming for a drink, the friendly staff and watching the Vaka teams train, they are brilliant. Good place to kick back, relax, enjoy the sea breeze and the setting sun. Did not get a chance to eat here but would highly recommend visiting.

Visited July 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Tried for the second time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Well we tried this place 3.5 years ago and was not that impressed.
But the rave reviews thought we would give it another shot.
Walked in and although we did not book a table there were plenty without the reserved signs and yet we were made to feel like we were an inconvenience.
Ordered
Got burnt garlic bread
Wanted another drink - but no-one around to come and take our order of more drinks.
Mains arrived and was not impressed with the flavours- had better down the road a couple of days earlier.
Still needed drinks and waited for someone....
After some time we gave up and paid left.
Service needs an uphaul and the food quality could be so much more.
Again - dissappointed
Sorry not coming back and not recommending either

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

I loved the venue and the great food. The drinks were very reasonably priced even the cocktails - staff was very attentive and friendly.

Visited July 2014
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Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best burgers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

I'm glad they rebuilt this place after the cyclone! Great burgers and nice airy, open atmosphere. A must see for travellers

Visited January 2014
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Salamander Bay
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Perfect for the solo traveller”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had drinks here a few time and its a great little bar with lots of very friendly people and staff.

Visited July 2014
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