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Le Retro

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Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
08:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a terrific, informal spot across from the harbor and interesting places for walking. We make a point of eating here either arriving or leaving French Polynesia.

Thank Quidnet
Nova Paka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came to centre of Papeete later and most of restaurants closed after lunch and before dinners. Retro restaurant has good saschimi and good tuna steak

Thank JirkaNovaPaka
West Sussex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bustling bar on the main street with a big area of outdoor seating. We visited on a Sunday when many of the shops/cafes were closed and had a local beer and were able to pay in US dollars with change given in local currency. There was no wifi. Staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank CarolWestSussex
San Clemente, California
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158 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Le Retro is an outdoor cafe right on the main street next to the taxi stand. It was pouring rain so we stopped and had lunch just to wait it out. Their hamburgers were pretty good as were their drinks. Service was good too.

Thank Sylvia H
Warragul, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popular with locals, this sidewalk type restaurant is fantastic for watching the passing pedestrian parade. On the two nights we dined at Le Retro, live music kicked off at about 8pm but I'm not certain if this is a seasonal or everyday happening. Food and cocktails are delicious and reasonably priced. Service is swift and polite but there is no... More 

Thank Greg M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Papeete for a few days before a cruise. We stopped by Le Retro a few times for a drink. This is a cafe right on the main road in Papeete where you can watch the world go by! We had some drinks during happy hour. They make the best ginger mojito, with the addition of muddled... More 

Thank phylloef
Canandaigua, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This review is based on drinks only. My wife and I stopped here while wandering Papeete. This is a nice open air place on the main road. While they didn't speak much english they were very friendly and got us our requested beers in no time. This is a great place for people watching.

Thank William S
Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Enjoy the food, find the price for juice and drinks too high. Service is ok. Bonne bouffe, les brevages sont très chers. Le service est bien.

Thank NJBasque
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and was starving. I had the Mahi Mahi and am sorry to say it was mostly overcooked like jerky. Some small thicker portions were perfectly cooked and tender. But sadly 90% of the fish was dry and required sauce to swallow it. For the price, I was expecting a perfectly cooked piece of fish.

Thank Doug D
Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

During the years we were cruising the South Pacific on our sailing yacht, the Le Retro was one of our favorite spots in Tahiti. We would tie up to the quay across the street and would enjoy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and varied entertainment there. So, when visiting recently we had to stop for a few lunches. The service is just... More 

Thank J R W

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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 15 - USD 100
Diner, French, International
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: 68940428683

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