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Captain Andys Bar and Grill

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Raratongan Beach Resort, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've just had a read through some of the recent reviews and it sounds like we got lucky but we actually enjoyed all 3 dinners at this restaurant. The food was really good and also quite quick. We do tend to order quite safely though and didn't try anything too exotic. Getting service to sit at a table is probably... More 

Thank escaperth
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We ate at Captain Andy's once during our trip after the first place we tried to go to was closed for a private function. We have mixed feelings about this restaurant. The service is very slow and it took ages for our drinks to come. When they did finally arrive we really didn't like the passionfruit mojitos we ordered. They... More 

Thank dbozzy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Rarotongan resort which wasn't all that bad but the restaurant is another story. First night there was about five other couples waiting on food and drinks. There was no service available,after waiting about 15 minutes we placed an order at bar and took our seats to be disgusted with a mouldy table cloth, dirty salt... More 

Thank 945rebeccaa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If you expekt some kind of service, fresh food and a lovely evening don't go here. This is a place where you wait 60min for your drinks and food, you'll need to pick up the menu card yourself etc.

1 Thank Patrick C
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Woeful on the first night of our stay. Lost revenue for next 9 days of our stay. 6 adults 8 children Potentially 2 meals each per day You guys can do your own maths how much money that first impression cost you. Over priced Poor quality Zero atmosphere Didn't give them another chance until final night when we ordered fajitas... More 

Thank Cam P
Timaru, New Zealand
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I had read the reviews for this 'restaurant' and wasn't keen to eat there. We only went because it was our last night and our entire family was going. I ordered the seafood mixed grill. Big mistake. Firstly, it was just three kebabs with more green peppers and onion than seafood. If I'd have known it was seafood kebabs I... More 

Thank Jess H
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Despite a friend of ours saying this place wasn't the best, we tried it anyway and ended up regretting it. Over priced, sticky surfaces and very poor service cemented the disappointment that was nailed home with well below average food. The pizza was doughy, the kids steamed fishy was rubbery and the seafood platter was appalling...we didnt even eat it... More 

Thank Rocatman
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Food was tasty, but no matter how much you asked for the tuna steak to be rare it never happened. Took 3 staff members asking for the drinks order to get it to us. After 20 minutes.

Thank Andrea L
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Rarotongan and decided to try out the in resort restaurant. We were seated in one of the huts which was a novelty factor for the kids. Service was average overall, and we had to wait for 45 mins for our dessert to come. Food was ok, my meat feast pizza was sadly lacking in meat,... More 

Thank Pete Y
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 to be seated outside in a hut and then was told that we hadn't reserved a hut and had to be seated in the walkway. Our food took over an hour and the female singer (although fab) was glaringly too loud. When we got our food it was cold! Then when asked if we... More 

Thank MaiohaRhiannon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, International, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raratongan Beach Resort, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Aroa Beach

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?