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Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

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Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 233
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch here one day and the food was very good. However, we found the price to be a bit high for the quantity of food received. If you are looking for high quality lunch, it is a good choice. However, I would not return due to the prices.

Thank TFriend2012
Whitianga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little piece of paradise nestled in the hills over looking the sea, food was excellent, service with a smile and a wonderful vocalist that topped off a beautiful dinning experience. Michelle is a wonderful host and nothing was a issue. You must try their tropical cocktail it is wonderful

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Thank lambert666666
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular Restaurant/Cafe. Michelle makes you very welcome. It was a quiet day when we were there but the service, food and vistas were fantastic.

Thank Marlene R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's no doubt that Tuoro is one of the most popular Restaurants on the island, so if you're wanting to go, make sure to make a booking in advance. Food was great (I must commend them on their mahimahi dish!) and staff was friendly and lively, however we did have to wait awhile for food to come out, but if... More 

Thank Timothy V
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned with friends after recommending this restaurant from previous visit. New owners ,service was disappointing ,menu less varied and surimi served after advertising crab as part of course selected.

1 Thank alan33
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Most amazing food, amazing staff, with just amazing views! Service was fantastic and our Sunday's were just magical listening to the beautiful Kura sing while we ate and drunk.. I consider myself a regular to Rarotonga now and without a doubt this place is a MUST to eat! Well done Michelle, Andy and team!! Be super proud of the little... More 

Thank bridgets519
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Not bad coffee views great peaceful we felt the staff were put out as we needed another chair to our table not so friendly a bit disappointed up the service I would go again.

Thank lockvale
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We came here twice. The first time, after we landed on Saturday night, we came on Sunday for lunch. They had an *amazing* local guitarist playing in the background. Now, I was expecting some 'OK' music that would make it hard to have conversation but would generally be alright. However, she was incredible - I'm a guitarist myself and was... More 

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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, European, New Zealand, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
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?