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Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub

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Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6165
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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194 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since we love to dine at Irish Pubs in NZ, we went in there. Not many were dining there, just a few. Though it is a very large place, it has lost its glamour and appeared very run down. The food was not great either. Don';t waste your time and money if you are going there just to eat. Even... More 

Thank TravellerPorirua
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a real well decked out Irish bar with great staff and excellent food. I had the big steak which was cooked perfectly, cheers Finns

Thank OnHoliday007
Fort Worth
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Taupo for St. Pat's Day, so of course we had to stop in at an Irish pub. Enjoyed some brews (husband had to have his Guinness, of course!). Nice covered patio area and fun ambiance.

Thank cjb37
Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A large group on a Saturday evening and we didn't wait long for our meals. My thin crust pizza was yummy. I was disappointed only 2 types of red wine . Friendly service.

Thank Andysafrica11
Oamaru, New Zealand
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really great hospitality.Great menu.Staff amazing and friendly and had the best hamburger in a long time.Very enjoyable experience all round 10 out of 10 for cost ,service and taste.

Thank Judy And Bruce W
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The staff are so friendly and are good bartenders, remember you and are good at what they do. Food was great - sausage a bit plain in the bangers and mash but everyone else enjoyed their food.

Thank Caitlin W
Ocean Reef
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for just a drink, lunch or dinner. Roast was really good. Staff remember your drink which is always a bonus (even after a couple of days) Would definitely come back if passing through again.

Thank bw2310
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great service in this place, our order was remembered three days running and always served with a smile and some conversation. Food was good all round, tables cleared quickly and a relaxed atmosphere with some great music constantly playing.

Thank 16RM96
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great Irish pub. Great staff. Remembered my drink on the second day. Good food. Great service good atmosphere.

Thank Terry W
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
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150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Nice staff in roomy Pub which judging by the noise late at night does most of its trading lateer on. Don't have lime for Coronas, ony lemon. I know they are bit more expensive but really? Clean, well set out pokie room with good staff. One afternoon there was a good reggae band outside on the deck and I was... More 

Thank tanga147

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6165
Finn MacCuhals is an infamous large Irish bar with extensive outdoor seating and an awesome atmosphere. We provide a wide range of decent, hearty "pub grub" style meals to suit all tastes. Normally quieter and more relaxed during the week but pumping at the weekends with Live Music and a D.J from 10pm, favourite hangout for tourists and locals alike, it's a place not to be missed when travelling through Taupo and an excellent location for parties and functions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?