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Cafe Salsa

) #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Avarua #4 of 27 Places to Eat in Avarua ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, European,
In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 215
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (134 reviews)
“pizza” (78 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 578 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here for a smoothie but left ater 45 minutes. I am not prepared to wait that long for my smoothie. The menu seemed interesting but with service so poor I am not prepared to wait that long.

Thank firstimetraveller
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Late pizza for us today. Great friendly service, yummy margarita pizza and Nutella pizza my son loved both and so did we. Extra thank you to our waitress who went the extra mile with a smile 👍🏼

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely our favourite café on the Island. Friendly staff, fast and efficient but best of all is the food. Delicious - and consistently delicious and we should know we came back time and time again. There'll be one more visit at least before...More

Thank Jedsmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the eastern side of Town Off street parking easy to find Plenty outdoor indoor seating Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable of the Menu Menu is well priced and there are some amazing choices The Egg beneaddiction is a clever take on the...More

Thank becks1269
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You'll get a good feed here. Plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options which appealed to pur group of 2 couples. They also do a gluten free pizza option to satisfy everyone's needs!

Thank elizabethsK8054RR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldnt wait to get back to this cafe for their amazing smoked marlin eggs bene. Sooooo good. Highly recommended

Thank Stormpipes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch a couple of times when we were touring Avarua, the main city on Rarotonga. The Swiss owner has the place humming like a well tuned Swiss clock. The curry dishes are amazing as is the homemade banana bread.

Thank 3Equinox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for a big but not heavy breakfast and lunch whilst in town. I had the eggs benediction on 2 occasions, i was not disappointed.

Thank lianaenoka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, friendly staff, clean and tidy restaurant and bathroom facilities. Definitely recommend the "Gone Fishing" dish

Thank JMACK09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch at the salsa -- Great service great location and great food. real value for money--the fish sandwich was not only huge but delicious

Thank bruce c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 215
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