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Charlie's

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Charlies Cafe and Bar is on the edge of the Akapuao Marine Reserve. Enjoy light meals of chicken teriyaki cheese melt paninis tuna cheese melt paninis, fresh fish sandwiches, island infused fruit smoothies, beef, chicken and fish burgers, fresh salads, teas, milkshakes. We are now open for dinner untill 8pm Monday through untill Friday with live music EVERY one of those nights. Saturdays we open at 11 and close at 3.30pm. Try our cocktails, Charlies lager on tap- brewed by the Rarotonga Brewing Company, Matutu Ale and lager, Vaima still water and a selection of beers- corona, Heinken, Speights, Steilarger- wines- Sav, pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and merlot. Kayaks and paddleboards
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Charlie’s for lunch recently as we had been there on our last visit to Rarotonga and had enjoyed it. We weren’t disappointed. The staff were friendly and helpful with the menu. The portion sizes were massive! We ordered a fish sandwich and a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MargieB369
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here unexpectedly as the muri markets were closed, about 30 of us, they let us know that 3 tables were leaving to head off to a wedding which they did...food was really good and fast considering how much we ordered - totally recommend!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JeanAum
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Eaten lunch, dinner and drunk here on many occasions. Food and service fantastic. Lovely live music. Great atmosphere. Cannot think of a better place to eat and be merry.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank greglK2422HA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped at Charlie’s for lunch. The portions are big for those hungry mouths. With the location on the beach the island vibe is absolutely amazing.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank charmaigneb2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You CAN NOT go to Rarotonga without ordering the fish sandwich from here, for $12 it’s a bargain. If you’re light on appetite share it with a friend and a few small fries to hit the spot. Would easily have lunch here everyday with the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Airplaneaddict
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re staying in a resort, don’t get trapped by only eating at their restaurants. Charlie’s is a popular and vibrant cafe overlooking the beautiful lagoon. Meal sizes are huge and really yum. Fish sandwich was as big as the plate and the fish was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bree1991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into this little treasure on our way past. Had a wine and took in the view of the lagoon. Staff are friendly and accommodating. We have yet to eat here but the food looks amazing. Better to book as always busy!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tinat2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

loved going to charlies, we came back several times for the beer and the ambient, good music and food too, one of the best aka mata we had in rarotonga

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank zataniel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the teriyaki chicken sandwich it was just ok, but you couldn't complain on the size it was huge and on fresh bread that was delicious. the view can't be beat and you can eat then go swimming at the beach.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CrystalNLuc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect little spot to enjoy lunch by the beach. The Fish Sandwich is a meal and a half! 🙌🏼Smoothies 👌🏼

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MATTXEW
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Princedarkbro
24 December 2018|
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Response from nzlilibet | Reviewed this property |
Hi At the top of the review page for Charlie's you'll see 'email'. Click on that and send a message. It may get to Charlie Senior or Mary but I'm sure they'll pass it on. I know the email address works - I've used it myself... More
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Maki P
11 July 2018|
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Hi there- yes you absolutely can! Leave your email details we look forward to your booking and meeting you :)
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Maki P
11 July 2018|
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Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Hi Maki - we've connected- look forward to meeting you :)
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