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Le Retro

$$ - $$$, , French
Centre Vaima | Front de Mer, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40 42 86 83
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good53%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Grill, Polynesian, French
$$ - $$$
Centre Vaima | Front de Mer, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here with a cold draft beer on a soggy Tuesday afternoon. Inside was a/c and outside sidewalk seating watch all there is to see in town go by. Very clean restrooms and table service at island speed. Menu runs the gambit everything from...More

Thank coopervanning
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Close to the cruise ship port is the restaurant, Le Retro. Cruise ship departure was early in the morning, and partner and l decided to eat out for dinner. We both had the fillet steak with pepper sauce, chips and a few vegetables. Excellent cut...More

Thank 12iguasu13
Reviewed 25 November 2017

this restaurant was recommended by hotel. ate there on 3 separate occasions. lunch/dinner and a morning tea. food was excellent and great value for money. highlight was last night in papeete when entertainment was an amazing couple of singers. they sang nonstop for 2 hours....More

Thank fremantlesydney
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Delicious food!!! We ventured out of the resort and into the center city of Tahiti to find this little gem. Would highly recommend for drinks and dinner!

Thank nglenn8687
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The Retro is an unusual place. It can be VERY loud and busy (e.g. karaoke nights). At such occasions it's rather a bar and not a restaurant. Then, during the daytime, it can be quiet, relaxed and a treat. The staff are great, always authentic...More

Thank Micha1907
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Nice place to sit after walking around town. The verandah catches the breeze whilst the annexe sprays a light mist to cool down patrons. I had the Mahi mahi and a local beer. quite good. But like all things in Tahiti a little exy. But...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Good selection, fair price and nice location, bonus free wifi for patrons. Staff friendly and good service.

Thank Jason V
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

As is usual in Tahiti, friendly staff and good service. Good range of food on the menu, and fairly priced for papeete. Mains around 1200 to 1800 cfp. Burgers, steaks, pasta, salads, deserts.good range of drinks. One of the best street cafes in the city

Thank Karl H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We were out walking downtown seeing the sights. Not too far from the Black Pearl Museum is the nice bistro. Most tables are covered, but it is outdoor dining. The restaurant is big and diverse, and the service is friendly and attentive. I had a...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Had a good breakfast selection of bacon, eggs etc. Also just juice and croissants.Reasonably priced.

Thank babyboomer58sydney
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6 November 2016|
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Response from philippi666 |
Thanks for the info Madonna. From the reviews, I got the impression it was pricey. 15-20 dollars is not bad.
6 November 2016|
Response from txgirl8289 | Reviewed this property |
I don't see a menu online, but there is a link to their Facebook page if you look for them on Google and it gives more information about them. It's a very casual place and seems to be quite popular in that there was always... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 100
Grill, Polynesian, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centre Vaima | Front de Mer, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 40 42 86 83
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