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“Great place to eat, morning to night.”
Review of The Pepe

The Pepe
Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Tairua
Price range: $5 - $31
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant is open 7 days from 7.30am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Cabinet Food. Fresh Baked Scones & Muffins Daily. Licensed Bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. All food available to takeaway most times of the year (exception maybe at Christmas when visitor numbers are too large). Group inquiries welcome. Located next to the Pepe Reserve, Tairua with children's playground nearby and easy access to beach.
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I've been working in and around Tairua for over 12 months and stop here often. Great breakfast and real friendly staff. Good food to. From Wales in the UK but will be finding my way back here in the New Year for sure.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Crisp batter and the fries where shoestrings which i like. Also amazingly they had polynesian fish salad. Delicious. Great host. Lots of information about the area.

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ThePepeTairua, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2012

We very much appreciate your feedback and we are pleased you found everything to your liking.

Steve and Sandra Morris
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were passing through and stopped for a snack. Staff were indifferent. No smiles. Quality of the food was not good and the coffee was luke warm. We pass through Tairua often and the best service we have had has been from the local dairy !

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Thank HamilTronFour
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ThePepeTairua, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't as you would expect, or as we would expect either.
Thanks for your comments, we welcome any feedback as it allows us to improve our service to you.

Steve and Sandra Morris

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stumbled into Tairua on the Labour weekend by change and were thrileld to find this fantastic restaurant. At 7:30 on a Sunday night of the long weekend, they were full and somewhat overwhelmed. Our waitress was fair in giving us the expected wait time and quickly got us a bottle of wine to savor while awaiting our food. The food was delicious--my husband started with a generous creamy seafood chowder and I had gigantic prawns with a black butter sauce. For our mains, I ordered snapper in parchment which came with asparagus, tomatoes, and potatoes and my husband got the fish burger with fantastic fries. Both were well cooked and wonderful. Another diner commented that his steak was the best he'd had in New Zealand. For the quality of the meal, the prices were extremely reasonable. Do not miss this resataurant when staying in or passing through Tairua!

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Thank AlisaAAM
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ThePepeTairua, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are pleased that your experience with us was a good one.

Steve and Sandra Morris

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Was there with my partner and we loved the food. Especially the Grill Menu and entrees are amazing yammie. Try the pork ribs or from the cattle to the pier. Should have more furniture and plants to make it more cosy in the winter time but in summer no doubt just sit outside and enjoy the harbour view.

Thank Duty M
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