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The Pepe

) #3 of 10 Restaurants in Tairua ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, European, New Zealand
222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
+64 7-864 7774
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
28 Feb 2017
“A mixture”
22 Jan 2017
“Great fish and chips”
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super lovely dinner for my whole family tonight. The steak was perfect as were the mussels. Great friendly service too.

Thank chickhappy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are passing the area stopped by the pepe, customer service was ok ok but the chicken burger was mind blowing we loved it so superb fresh chicken in it, coffee was great too

Thank Free-soul090
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Had a breakfast bun here was a fantastic place to eat for a quick bite or lunch. also had the wedges with cheese and sweet chili, highly recommend!

Thank robwood32
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Had to come back. Wonderful service, fantastic breakfast and the two mains of Mussels and a Fish Parcel were outstanding. May not look like much from outside but good things wait inside.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The restaurant is in a beautiful position by the estuary, The menu was creative and inexpensive and the staff were so friendly .and welcoming.

Thank JohnBrod2013
Reviewed 22 March 2017

we ate here pretty much every night. Great seafood and a wonderful view next to the water. We even got lunch here once for take away.

Thank abusnardo86
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stopped here for breakfast on a very wet and stormy Sunday morning. All four of us had bacon and eggs etc. and orange juices. This was simply the best breakfast we have had in a long while. Even our granddaughter loved the Hollandaise sauce.

Thank grantm50
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Dropped in to pick up a quick coffee for the road. Staff seemed overwhelmed, although it wasn't particularly busy, but were friendly enough. Coffee was ok. I had hoped for a better experience given the reviews I had read.

Thank ElleNZ16
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Looks a bit tatty and nothing like as busy as the two restaurants near it. A shame because there is nothing wrong with the food or the service. Just an image problem really

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had our campervan parked up around the bay and couldn't get wifi. This restaurant was was not only within walking distance but offered free wifi. Sat for a couple of drinks. Very busy place and whilst at the bar I heard the manager turn...More

Thank SteveS1970
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 32
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-864 7774
  • E-mail
The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant is open 7 days from 7.30am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Cabinet Food. Fresh Baked Scones & Muffins Daily. Licensed Bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. All food available to takeaway most times of the year (exception maybe at Christmas when visitor numbers are too large). Group inquiries welcome. Located next to the Pepe Reserve, Tairua with children's playground nearby and easy access to beach.