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Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
+682 23 956
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Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had fish and chips. They use striped marlin, which was not as white and delicate as we are used to. For the cost, the serving size was ample, although you pay $5 extra for coleslaw. As fish and chips go, theirs was pretty average. They have a few picnic tables outside on their covered patio, although on the day... More 

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Thank Terri H
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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210 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have been here before on a prev visit and was not impressed but thought we would give it a second chance. Sorry but there will be no 3rd chance. We had a cup of tea each and that was as far as we could go. It was very very weak made with milk powder by the taste and it... More 

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1 Thank nzwestie
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We had fish n chips from here and then put them in a back pack and scooted back to our resort. Really nice fish n chips and compared to most places really cheap. A big selection of food and open later than other places. Located just as you enter Avarua from the south. You can pay with credit card as... More 

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2 Thank Lance M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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136 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

For burgers this place rocks, chips were probably the best that we had on the island. Nice clean shop, friendly staff. recommend.

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1 Thank Bomber13
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The staff were very nice and the food was delicious every time we said to the kids lets try something new they would always want to go there. Chicken and chips with gravy were the best and their noodle box was so good, we didn't wait for long for our food, I have recommended it to our family who are... More 

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1 Thank Manu K
Greymouth
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Oh we needed some will power not to make this our go to place. Fantastic burgers and super friendly staff. Quick and easy and all done with a wonderful smile. Try the sea salt burger - for fast food feels healthy. Delicious and can't wait to come back again. Thanks guys.

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1 Thank Jedsmom
Tauranga
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97 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We called in here to get some fish and chips for lunch. We did not have to wait long before it was ready and were delighted by the generous quantity supplied. The fish was nicely battered and tasty and the chips were cooked well, not overcooked at all. Met some very nice young men at the next table. I would... More 

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Thank Taurangahawk
Avarua, Cook Islands
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I love their noodle box. you can select your choice of meat, noodles and sauce. im a fan of mangolian and rice noodles with prawns. Though i do think the noodle box is too small for the amount we paid for. staff are friendly. food takes a while to prepare. great place to get takeouts.

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1 Thank Mariana N
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

The chicken donor kebabs ($12) are very good, and the service is always friendly. They always have something for kids like prizes, toys, and kids meals which keeps them entertained for a bit while you enjoy the meal.

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2 Thank Mii M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

First visit I had the tropical burger, which was really good, with nice fresh island flavours and something a wee bit different than your standard burger. Hubby had the grizzly, a big stacked up thing (fries are included, inside the burger!) which he said filled the gap well. My friend had the Sea Salt, and said it was probably the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 23 956

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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?