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“Great food”
Review of The Pepe

The Pepe
Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Tairua
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
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.
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Excellent Food - Loved the Tapas on Saturday night plus full breakfast next morning - best breakfast in absolute years.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Hastings, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unassuming in appearance, but a satisfying meal with excellent service”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

The pepe was full when we arrived on a Sunday night, but the attentive staff sat us at an outside table and ensured we had drinks, bread and dips to keep us occupied. In due course we were attended to and served - we stayed outside as xit was warm and private.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Mike R
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Handy Cafe”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Our breakfast each day consisted of scrambled eggs and streaky bacon, fresh fruit, fruit juice, cereals, tea or coffee. The downside of this meal was that the toast was not toasted on one side and some only had half a slice toasted! Our dinner consisted of snapper and fries which were very nice except that there were too many fries! Value for money? Yes

Visited September 2013
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Thank w0lves70
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Papamoa, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Dead opposite the Pacific Lodge”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Loved the food, Great place, great staff. I went here every morning for Breakfast. Loved it. Even come back for my lunch well worth it. See you all next year

Visited November 2012
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Thank daibach999
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Hamilton
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Long wait for OK takeaway breakfast”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The staff looked rattled as orders were dispatched in a haphazard fashion from the kitchen, at one point a plate of fries saved from sliding off the service window by staff putting their hand on said fries before serving!

After ordering I had people who ordered after me served and dispatched - the chef was apologetic which I appreciated when my food did arrive. My breakfast burrito was ok - fresh but lacking any real flavor.

  • Visited September 2013
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