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The Fat Cow

70 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-572 0020
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“smoked meat” (3 reviews)
“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
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Barbecue, Bar, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
70 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've just devoured a small farm together with coleslaw, mac'n cheese, salad, fries and great craft beer. We chose the platter and it was great! I really want to try a steak here as well. I cant move. I wont move. But i will be...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stumbled across The Fat Cow by accident looking for a quick bite to eat in the early evening. Awesome service and served with a smile by a very professional manager originally from Iran. The menu changes daily and they specialise in BBQ meat with...More

Thank dapper_jay66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and excellent staff. Incredibly clean premises on a great central location. I had the lunch Cuban sandwich which didn't look very appetising when it was presented to me, in fact I just had to giggle a little when I saw it. Looks are...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice place for a casual dinner. We enjoyed our smoked meats and sides. We chose to be a bit savvie and we all ordered a different dish and side and then shared it. This meant we got what we actually wanted rather than...More

Thank 555diner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great service from Adrian, he was very friendly and chatty and brought us out the Jenga style game to entertain us (me, husband and Miss 4) after our walk around the Mount Base Track. I really enjoyed the craft Honey lager and Hubby...More

Thank selytee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with 2 vegetarians who were excited at the possibility of getting some good vege options and only finding the 1 main option of jackfruit tacos. The only other options for them were buying multiple sides to make a main instead. I love...More

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The Fat Cow specialises in smoked meat. We got a great welcome on a wet night and were quickly seated. Ordering is a bit different: you order the separate components of your meal to assemble a customised plate. Good idea, but as you stack up...More

1  Thank Angela217
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I am forever commenting how most restaurants are "same old ... same old" but here is a "breath of fresh air" in the Fat Cow. The menu is totally different as is the style of eating. Shared plates seem to be the done thing here...More

Thank Bigrinkles
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Thought we would give the Fat Cow a trial for one of our after work meals, so it was pretty early and the place was not busy. The waitress that served us was friendly and helpful, explaining that you select what you want from the...More

Thank balifrend
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Fabulous meal for 8, loads of meat and delicious food. Excellent service, even the cocktails didn't take long to make.

Thank Amanda1051
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Hot New Restaurants
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga  >  Mount Maunganui
  • Phone Number: +64 7-572 0020
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