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C.A.C Bar

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26 Normanby Road, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
+64 9-630 5790
11:00 - 01:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

this was a n excellent Mediterranean tapas restaurant and bar, but it has recently been replaced by a Vietnamese restaurant. I don't know why it closed, as it seemed to be doing a good business, but such are the vagaries of the restaurant business.

Thank Fay W
Auckland, New Zealand
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A friend told me about this restaurant that had just opened and said the food was great. Being a lover of Vietnamese food I decided to try it for myself. When I arrived there was plenty of parking and I was greeted by the manager and shown to a table. This quite a big restaurant and there were a lot... More 

Thank d0nt50
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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151 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

My husband and I have been to CAC a few times over the past couple of years so this time we thought we would bring our mothers for a culinary treat. However, we were a little disappointed with CAC this time. The place was absolutely dead when we arrived, our group being the only people in the restaurant. We were... More 

Thank foodlover27264
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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163 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

We last visited here 2 years ago, as on previous occasions, were impressed by the tapas - quality and variety. So after promising ourselves to call in again we went on a recent Saturday evening at 6pm. We sat upstairs and as far as we could tell were the only customers in the entire establishment. The waitress advised they had... More 

Thank PatchNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We went here for a pre-Xmas gathering. Location is on the edge of the city centre so no problems with parking either on the street or off street across the road. Staff seemed friendly as we entered and they were good for the whole evening. The building is an old colonial armoury and you can see the original shot tower... More 

Thank eudele
Auckland, New Zealand
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232 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014

We come here from time to time with work as CAC is great for groups. Upstairs they have some large rectangular tables so good for chatting and sharing food. The atmosphere is generally good and there are plenty of tapas style plates to choose from. Some of them are CAC icons - the hummus with lamb and the risotto balls... More 

Thank nesbitevans
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Should have guessed it wouldn't be good as it was half empty at seven o clock on a Friday night... Very disappointing dining experience. From the moment we arrived the ambiance was cold and the staff were unprofessional, unhelpful and unfriendly. We waited too long to be given menus and water when we sat down, in fact I had to... More 

Thank OrlaNicAogain
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

CAC is a great place to go for a meal if you have a few people, the tapas are a good size and it is much better to be able to share them with others. The round tables upstairs are particularly good for this. The risotto balls, fried cauliflower and hummus are always favorites. The restaurant caters well for vegetarians... More 

Thank AntipodeanAnn
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We gathered to meet up with a friend visiting from overseas. The upstairs space was charming as ever. It was quiet (Tuesday night) which meant that we had the opportunity to talk, relax and reconnect without the need to shout or feel hurried. We chose most of the tapas over the evening and many of the desserts. The food has... More 

Thank nzdarl
New Zealand
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198 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We came here for tapas and had a nice evening in the restored old building. The bad. They have tapas but no croquetta. Some of the larger dishes are not really suitable for sharing. The service was really interesting. When we arrived we sat for 10 mintues without menus. When I questioned the waiter about the dryness level of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Normanby Road, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-630 5790

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