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The Mooring

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Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 03:30
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice spot with great seafood - cash only so come prepared. The food was great and the outlook onto the lagoon is also impressive.

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Whakatane
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here a couple of times for lunch and both times had really great food. The fish is FRESH !! Great to meet the owner Jill, shes a great person.

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Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The is a husband and wife venture. Captain Moko operates the fishing trips whilst his wife runs a very busy and efficient cafe. We stopped here for lunch after the buggy tour, but returned because the setting, service and food are great!

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Taupo District, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So so.... I didn't think it was that great the coconut milkshake was delicious though.. Service was very slow and they were not doing fries....

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Thank DianneKnight
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here with big expectations only to find out they are slow at servicing. They missed our order without an apology. The burger wasn't all that flash too. I'd try Vili's up the road. Much friendlier and better burgers

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Thank itsaforest
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful location, lovely staff/service and some really great food. Wish my holiday lasted longer just so I could visit again!

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Thank Robert P
Auckland
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate at The Mooring 7 out of 9 days while in Rarotonga recently. We usually get one chicken (called the 'Rusty') and one FOB (crumbed Mahi Mahi) and share because they're both too good and we ca't decide. The place is busy for a reason, most generous, fresh and delicious food on the island and can eat while sitting... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here after a quad tour and the sandwiches were so fresh and amazing! Definitely recommend the cajun fish roll - so tender with lots of sauce it was amazing!!

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Thank Altomatum
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely hug FOB (Fresh Off Boat?? Fish Off Boat??) burgers - almost too huge to eat. Great way to stuff your belly for less than $15!

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Thank CoffsMum
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fish on bread / fresh off boat - my family enjoyed this cafe so much we went back 3 times! The seared tuna was divine and the fresh crumbed fish was also excellent. The coconut milkshake was another winner!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 03:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 03:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 03:30
Thursday
09:30 - 03:30
Friday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?