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Cafe Salsa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 215
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived for brunch and were greeted with a smile - by a local! - food was great as was the service, and reasonably priced, would visit again

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Thank Maeva721
Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Raro we always have a brekky date here to catch-up with friends that live on the island Coffee is great the menu on offer suits everyone and the staff are awesome

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Thank terahans
Sydney, Australia
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176 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good place to eat in the main town. The food was good and price OK. Also a great coffee and cake spot. Serving sizes are large. Cake could be shared between 4 it is so big.

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Thank NJDaniel
California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was fantastic. Lunch Menu was a little odd. With a name like Cafe Salsa we were thinking Mexican or Latin Food. Menu was pizzas, asian food and other random selections. However the food was excellent and service was good. Good meal for the money.

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Thank TFriend2012
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff, food and feel of this place is buzzing and excellent. Great city venue for wood fired pizzas or coconut pancakes. Delish

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Thank RacingRobyn
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked in town for a good coffee/breakfast Cafe and we were told abotu Cafe Salsa. Loved it. The breakfast was fantastic and the coffee great. Service was very good. We didnt have time to go back unfortunately but we will definitely go again when we go back to Rarotonga. Going to try the Coconut Pancakes next time. Very busy and... More 

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Thank Marlene R
Dunedin, New Zealand
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful food, a wee gem and very affordable. Lovely wood fired oven-pizzas with fresh fish. Indoor and outdoor seating

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Thank Andrew M
The Entrance, Australia
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our brunch here was lovely, food and drinks were all great but the restaurant was very busy and the service was very slow.

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Thank klh75
Hamilton
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191 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This cafe offers a variety of different meals and beverages. I had a chicken caesar sandwich for lunch which was OK. It arrived with pizza bread underneath which I didn't particularly enjoy. The staff are lovely and they were very busy when I was there. The cafe is located in the centre of Avarua, right next door to a shopping... More 

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Thank Jewlzcee
Torquay, Australia
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had the best steak sandwiches ever (twice)! We also enjoyed the Eggs Benedict very much (on another occasion -- LOL). In fact, the food and friendly service made it easy to visit here several times. We only have one choice of "when did we visit" (below), but we visited for coffee, for lunch twice, for breakfast, for an afternoon... More 

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Thank Sharon M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 215

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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?