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Cafe Tupuna

) #2 of 12 Restaurants in Aitutaki ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Seafood, International
Tautu Road, Cook Islands
+682 31 678
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mud crab” (59 reviews)
“tuna” (34 reviews)
“chilli” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Polynesian, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Tautu Road, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 379 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is a little difficult to find but once there it looks fantastic. The service is not great, the waitress scraped food off one plate on to the other at the table, a little off putting. The seafood chowder was very average and the...More

Thank Bigall1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolutely delicious meal at Tupuna’s. The chilli lime fish served in a coconut was delicious as was my ‘fish of the day’ which was a garlic crayfish. both dishes are too big and so it was really a struggle to eat everything…...More

Thank An_Expat_Wife
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely experience dining at Tapuna's. It is a little out of the way, so if you don't have your own transport, you do need to organise the van to transport you ($15 per person return). Nice garden setting to eat in. All...More

Thank bec2202
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard so much about Tapuna - we just had to try it! We were advised to book! We were not disappointed - delicious meals all round. We were advised that after ordering our meals, we could expect to wait a while but no matter...More

1  Thank younghusbandca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One night we ate dinner at Cafe Tupuna. Made reservations 2 days prior. They were 3 friendly cats roaming the restaurant area. I felt sorry for the black & white cat which only had 1 leg but was still able to move around but not...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best meal here from our holiday. Its a must when at Aitutaki. The Staff were amazing and words are not enough to describe the food. So i have attached pictures. Pricing is also good. $42 for the crayfish dish. Thank very much.

Thank Mckaylas10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant a wee way out of town so would need transport but well work the effort. The staff were excellent and we hope to return another time

Thank easystreetteanau
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The decor is simple and quaint. We made reservations as it was suggested we do so. We had an wonderful meal starting of course with the Ika mata. I had the seafood curry, this is a meal I wish I had taken a picture of,...More

Thank PittMom2
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My wife and I booked to have dinner at Cafe Tapuna. The restaurant is away from the coast a few km from the town centre. It's very casual with the feeling of sitting on a sandy beach. We ordered the Ika Mata for starters, prawn...More

Thank sydneyhelp
Reviewed 28 May 2017

There seems little coordination between the taxi van that shuttles people around and the restaurant. Consequently the kitchen was obviously under pressure and because we did not want starters, it took an hour and a half to get any food.

Thank crimson68
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Questions & Answers
14 September 2016|
Response from Anne H | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our accomodation and they organised a car to take us to the restaurant and pick us up afterwards. I think they would have a phone booking service but not sure about email.
Lynley M
31 August 2016|
Response from Tupuna S | Property representative |
We are open Monday to Saturday from 6-30pm. Not open for lunch Kia Manuia Tupuna
Jack R
1 August 2016|
Response from jmscbh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are now open from 6 pm for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 31
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tautu Road, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 678
A la-carte Casual Fine Dining. Covered but in a garden setting. Fully Licensed. Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm. Major Credit Cards accepted.
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