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The Mooring

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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian
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Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 03:30
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It offers good fish sandwiches and has a laid back atmosphere. Good also for families with kids. We came back.

Thank guentherschulze
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

lovely ladies serving you with the best fish sandwiches in town. couldn't fault them, location was nice too with parking

Thank Toby H
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a big bread water so didn't have the sandwiches they're famous for but did have great fish & salad. Staff were nice & friendly too.

Thank suzemac452015
Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Can't go wrong with this place, the fish is fresh and the portions are generous and not over priced. The 'Nu' coconuts are cold and the smiles are genuine. Cheers!

Thank jackmatai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best fish burgers anywhere. Great location, friendly and efficient service. A must visit when in Rarotonga

Thank WoollamiaTweety
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All food came out within 5 minutes of ordering, we all got fob sandwiches and enjoyed them but were a little difficult to hold together to eat. Great views while dining. Would definitely return

Thank James G
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everyone we spoke to prior to our Rarotonga visit said we must eat here and I have to say they were all 'right on the money'. The fish is sooo fresh and the meals delicious for all the family at a very reasonable price. On the day we visited there were no queues and service was very quick! Highly recommend.

Thank TumekeMama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stop of here for lunch - you will not be disappointed. Beautiful fresh big sandwiches. Really tasty and filling and not expensive - enjoy!

1 Thank theDayz
Lower Hutt
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is small and only open for short hours Sunday to Friday inclusive (closed Saturday). Captain Moko heads out fishing in the very early hours, and is back to prepare the catch for Jillie and her team to serve up from opening time at midday. FOB - Fresh off the Boat - is a HUGE turkish bread sandwich containing... More 

Thank Penny B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the FOB (fish on bread) sandwich twice during our 5 night stay in Raro. We had heard good things about The Mooring from a few people and we weren't disappointed. Freshly caught fish - including Tuna and Mahi Mahi with delicious lime mayo and salad. Very reasonably priced too!

Thank drcallycat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 25 553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?