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Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe

Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 233
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (116 reviews)
“tapas” (46 reviews)
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Black Rock Villas, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Friendly proprietor, nice views, good tapas, if a bit pricey for what you get. Lunch can include even pricier sangria

Thank AuzziOne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year we travel to Rarotonga, and each year we hire a car just so we can go and eat at this wonderful cafe. stunning views... stunning service and consistently wonderful food. You are made to feel welcome from the moment you arrive, and there...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away near Black Rock, Tuoro Cafe was our pick of the island. This peaceful gem is tucked away from the hustle and bustle and serves the most delicious lunch dishes. We had the Finding Nemo and a selection of tapas, all of which were...More

Thank Aimee P
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Tried the tapas menu and wasn’t disappointed. Great service, excellent food and drink. Will definitely be back!

Thank WilliamG3914
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend for service, food and views! Book so as not to be disappointed particularly on Sunday with great live music

Thank Trek753674
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Great location, amazing hostess (Michelle), fantastic energy and always a good laugh. Trust me, the “fun” side of the drinks menu is definitely fun!!... the other side is good too.. 😋 for those looking for “fun” try the “Tutti Frutti”...🍸🍸! Fabulous food and a ‘must-go’...More

Thank NickB5567
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Perfect, delicious mouth watering dishes each time! This is the place to go for lunch! You will not be sorry! Can not rate Tuoro Cafe highly enough . Outstanding location, magnificent views and perfect hospitality. Sunday’s are the best with live music , but be...More

Thank bridgets519
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great staff, great beer, excellent sea views, good menu, and marvellous Tapas Platter. Only open 4 lunch times a week, so make sure you book in for a Sunday.

Thank ricbardsley
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Although we've been here in Rarotonga several weeks we'd never got to have lunch at Tuoro..this was remedied yesterday. The view from the deck restaurant is spectacular, the food menu varied, appetising and tasty - my fish of the day (mahi mahi) was wonderful. Great...More

Thank LorenzNelson
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Stopped off here one day for lunch. Choose the tapas platter as only wanting something light. Was 5 selections of 2 pieces per selection. Yum. Very reasonably priced as well. Were going to go back for lunch again the day we flew out but unfortunately...More

Thank Dewdropinn2013
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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 778fionac | 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
USD 7 - USD 25
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 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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