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Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 233
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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (100 reviews)
“tapas” (43 reviews)
“sticky chicken” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You must go here! Incredible staff - super friendly and funny! Relaxed atmosphere. Great food - get the finding nemo. Accommodation looks great from what I could see of it. Across the road from the black rock - great snorkelling area!

Thank Jenna A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tuoro Café is our No1 go to place to eat on our frequent visits to Rarotonga Michelle runs a wonderful venue that offers everything for a special and relaxing lunch and location. The food is excellent a wonderful relaxing location with vista views. Michelle is...More

Thank richardfrater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come to Raro every year and always have a lunch date at Tuoro Restaurant &Cafe. Every item on the menu is superb with this years addition being the Kuku Fried Chicken (KFC). Absolutely delicious. Andy and Michelle are great hosts and their lady chef...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

look out there's a new Colonel in town with a dish that's filled with fresh quality ingredients and with ample yumminess of KFC. Coleslaw is zingy, chicken is tangy, tato tots are like a little puff of perfection. Finding Nemo is divine with distinct and...More

1  Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most lovely food here and very innovative , special dumplings , Ika mata and some lovely fish and chips and beautiful salad with special pumpkin seeds. Michelle is so friendly and the view is superb!!

Thank 854phillipo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came on Sunday for lunch and had a really enjoyable time. The dishes were beautiful and plentiful - more like entree size than tapas - so 3 was a good amount for the two of us. The decor is relaxed and comfortable with distant...More

Thank JoyGAuckland
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We couldn't have a holiday in Rarotonga without visiting Tuoro Restaurant. Bookings are totally recommended as they are very popular. I was so impressed that they remembered me from last time and treated us like old friends. The service is impeccable, and the food delicious....More

Thank Love2create
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We came came for lunch on our last day and it was a real treat and gave us time to reflect on out visit. First thing we came up with was that we should have come here sooner. The view was breathtaking, the service was...More

Thank allanm237
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Beautiful views, yummy food and warm welcoming service with a smile. Meitaki Maata Michelle, Andy and team, kia manuia xx

Thank ajm201770
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Excellent food, great service and delicious local lager on tap! The views are pretty special too....

Thank Stephen P
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Questions & Answers
19 September 2016|
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Response from Michelle231600 | Property representative |
Kia Orana, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes,you can book the cafe via email. I look forward to your reply. Kind regards Michelle.
11 February 2015|
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Response from Fiona C | Reviewed this property |
The villas are spacious well laid out and private. Have stayed twice over the last two years. There is also BBQ facilities with the ability to eat inside or out. The pool is also fantastic being a good size fot just two... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 21 233
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