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Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

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££ - £££
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Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 233
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing, the food is to a high standard, beautiful views, excellent service, shout out to my girl Miah and the owner Michelle, just fantastic you both are and you have your service on lock down! The chefs do an amazing job with the food, my mouth waters just thinking about the polenta chips and rukau! We were... More 

Thank katyw593
fraser island Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Michelle & Andy have done a great job at upgrading this great restaurant. The food is brilliant & so is the service. Do not miss going if on Rarotonga & remember to book. I will be back as soon as possible

Thank castaway40
Arorangi, Cook Islands
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow...what an amazing surprise ...Sunday brunches , amazing food, excellent service, incredible music. It's a good thing I often work Om Sunday or I would be packing my bag and moving in. It's a must for anyone visiting or locals ...bookings a great idea as its popular :)

Thank JoKupu
Waihi, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Villas and eaten at Tuoro number of times over the last couple of years. To us this is the best place on the Island to stay and to go for lunch. The hosts are so friendly and the food is amazing, was planning to try all the different dishes but what I had was so... More 

Thank Lowez3641
Napier, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch and tried a few daily special tapas with our kids. We were impressed with the flavours and portion sizes for the tapas. Good value and a nice place to sit, cool off and enjoy a nice drink.

Thank NevillePettersson
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful service, beautiful restaurant. Amazing specials too would definitely go again. Price was good ordered a Tapa for $14 2 servings tasted good too.

Thank Flora N
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lunchtime dining for 5 of us. It was a hot day so overhead fans while still being able to dine outside was good. The NZ owner was a lovely hostess supported by friendly and attentive waitress staff. Parking was a little cramped but eventually overcome.

Thank Enid R
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hostess who was informative and entertaining, got four tapas to share between three ranging from $10-16 each and we were all satisfied. Big group in front of us meant that each plate took a while to come out and didn't arrive all together

Thank James G
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

went there 3 times in 12 days and had a great time with fabulous food and music every time. The last time we were with a group of 7 people and everyone had a great time - great hostess and wonderful service but the food was out of the world.

Thank malcolmfalcon
British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Firstly, I'd like to say that the food we ordered was delicious. However my husband and I were left underwhelmed by the service. I couldn't wait to try this cafe and was happy to see all the positive reviews but sadly this wouldn't be the case for us. We both felt that our waitress was cold and uninterested in serving... More 

Thank K H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 21 233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?