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Mole & Chicken

$$ - $$$, , Gluten Free Options
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7843
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“mole” (51 reviews)
“chicken” (45 reviews)
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3:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having completed the taupo epic swim 3 families were in need of drinks and dinner. The staff were amazing and treated the kids as real people. The food was lovely and the meals filled us up well and truly. Good quality and nice. The staff...More

Thank kew200
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although we arrived on a busy Friday night, the very friendly manager seated us quickly and took our drink order. The menu looked great; we both ordered the chicken. We thought it was delicious. Fabulous service, very good food, good value.

Thank Oskar_Baxter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty food, kids meals were great - not fired like lots of place. The food was great. Everyone enjoyed their meals. It had a good atmosphere and great for a large group on a Friday night.

Thank Nakiness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large party of 11 on a busy night. Food was excellent, the loaf and guiness pie absolute musts if your palate runs that way. The staff were happy to cater to my fussy kids. And to top it off after finding a...More

Thank Jennie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mole & Chicken is a great neighborhood find, away from fairly touristy downtown. Arriving very late the first night without having had dinner, we were thrilled to find the pub near our B&B was still open and serving food. After some an excellent ahi special...More

Thank Wajere
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Enjoyed a really lovely first course meal but the dessert was not up to standard. The chef personally came to our table (after we returned the dessert) and apologised, replaced the food and waived payment, We left feeling we had been treated well and this...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Boy, did we strike out on this place. The reviews made the food sound good, but my Steak and Guinness Pie, supposedly a House specialty, was probably prepared two days ago and reheated to a hard crisp. The mixed green salad was flavorless. The lamb...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We stayed in Taupo for three nights and had two very average meals at traditional pubs facing the lake, luckily on the third evening we walked up the hill. The staff at the Mole and Chicken were pleasant and knowledgeable but not constantly in your...More

Thank LornaBella
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We were served by a young energetic and very pleasant young lady whose name was Brook, gave above and beyond! good service great food and all with a very welcoming smile! all the staff were very friendly and helpful

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice now probably a year apart last time I ate in the restraunt this time my partner and I enjoyed drinks in the sun and some delish food off the bar menu. Couldn't fault the food and was nice to get...More

Thank Zoe E
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6 June 2016|
Response from Rcard0 |
Always pays to book especially if there are more than 2 people
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 7843
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