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The Mooring

Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (470 reviews)
“sandwiches” (315 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (180 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband had heard that this place made the most amazing fish sandwiches so we ventured here for lunch one day and weren't disappointed. Hubby had the mahi-mahi sandwich which was made with beautiful fresh fish on focacia bread, while I had the CLT (chicken...More

Thank FoxyLoxy025
Reviewed 3 days ago

The freshest of sandwiches! The Fan Favourite was smashing. I also had the cajun fish tacos which had great spice. I'd definitely go back

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here for lunch and to try the famous sandwiches. I had the Moko, which was delicious (but very saucy/rich), and my husband had the Hot & Spicy, which he enjoyed but said it wasn't very hot. We both had them as wraps instead of...More

Thank Foreverliz10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love eating here, the staff are so friendly and the meals are delicious, great smoothies as well! Definitely recommend coming here for lunch, just make sure you're hungry!

Thank Sarahgoody
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While in Rarotonga you do not have to miss The Mooring cafè! It's located in front of the lagoon and it's open every day at lunch with the exception of Saturday! It' a unique chance to eat the catch of the day cooked by the...More

Thank Rosanna D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Check out their famous fish sandwich, and you won't be disappointed. Fresh fish and huge portion, one sandwich is enough for two people to share. Bring your snorkel gears. When you are done eating, grab the gears, walk to the pier, jumping down to the...More

Thank saltyseaeye
Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped in for lunch just before the mobs of people arrived. The queues when we were eating were large....watch that!...try and get there early! Although, in saying that, the food came out very fast with fantastic friendly staff and excellent service. Hubby loved his mahi...More

Thank Constant_Travellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favourite cafe on the island. Whenever we are in Rarotonga, we eat here everyday. The food is fresh and delicious and the fish tacos are the absolute best !

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Rarotonga you have to visit this place. They have the most amazing fish sandwiches! The fish couldn’t be fresher; it’s bought straight off the boat and into the kitchen. We went here on our buggy tour and we went back a...More

Thank Arron M
Reviewed 1 week ago

after the Raro buggy excursion we were invited to the Mooring for lunch , best sandwiches going around

Thank ernie516
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Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. Not sure where the Edgewater is, but no issues because there is an hourly bus service around the island and because of the island's size nothing is too far away. There are scooter hires available also... More
1 November 2016|
Response from Allways_Correct | Reviewed this property |
15 - 25 dollars per person will be enough.
June C
20 August 2016|
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Response from jillymae | Property representative |
Kia orana - apologies for not replying earlier I have just found your question. Along with our fresh seafood we also serve chicken and bacon - and we offer vegetarian salads and sandwiches. meitaki maata e kia manuia, Jill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 25 553
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