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“Excellent Lunch”

Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe
Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$27
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

During a recent trip to Rarotonga we were fortunate to have Tuoro recommended to us as a Good Value place for lunch. We were not disappointed! Tapas menu was terrific with good variety, excellent flavours & presentation. The Lunch menu also looked good & based on comments from our dining partners was excellent. Location is fantastic with views over the Reef & Ocean. AND, I must mention the Coffee! After three trips to Raro in the last few years I have struggled to find an acceptable rendition of a Short Black - Tuoro hit the mark! Thank You, I'd come back again just for that.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Steve L
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Whangamata, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
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“Tuoro Tumeke”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

My husband and I had brunch/lunch quite a few times at Tuoro...It accommodated so many taste of a variety of food that we wanted to try everything on the menu. The setting is entertaining and we could see our family and friends enjoying special times there with us. Michelle and Andy were exemplary hostess and host and it was great to see there chef Jazmine in her element and creating the most delicious and flavoursome dishes. Thank you for a wonderfull experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank penny t
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Lunch at Black Rock, Rarotonga”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Many of the places in Rarotonga that offer lunch menus are "average" to say the least, and very few are open on Sunday. Tuoro, is the exception - great views, great service, and a great menu, with great flavours. Michelle and Andy provide wonderful service, friendly, attentive but not pushy, whilst their chef provides a meal to remember. Thank you all.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Dave R
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“Seriously addictive!”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Perfect setting for a breezy secluded catch up with good friends or a working lunch. Tapas are the way to go and seriously addictive, Michelle and team go the extra mile to make your time there relaxing and humble. Ive been at least twice a week since discovery! Definitely the best value for money for a more up market luncheon, and the lawsons pinot is divine!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Moana1983
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Arorangi
Level 6 Contributor
32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Setting Great Meal Great Service”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Have had several visits to Tuoro under the previous management as I was never disappointed. An opportunity came up to have lunch with friends so we thought the time was right to re-visit Tuoro.

The new owners have taken something that was working well and have made it even better. We were greeted by the owner on arrival and made to feel welcome. Previous reviews have all touched on the service and food - I want to touch on the venue. It is simply amazing!!!

The extra seating / new bar area / well kept gardens - all add to the experience. I had the steak sandwich because it looked the perfect choice for a hungry guy. It was very good. Others had the sticky chicken and something I can't recall. Maybe that's my cue to go back for a second visit.

In conclusion - excellent setting / good portioned meal / very good value for money

RBB

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank RarotongaBigBoy
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