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Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
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Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6165
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Denver, Colorado
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165 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a drinks and an entree here to escape the NZ sun for a few minutes. I wasn't there at a busy time, so service was easy to get. Very large Irish themed pub. Plenty of TV for sports, dining room, billiard table, and large outdoor patio. Food was very good for a pub.

Thank ColoradoHighlander
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to have a drink and dinner. Very reasonably priced with great food. The NZ Mussels are fantastic. The staff are very helpful with selecting beers for those not familiar with the NZ beers. The décor is great. Lots of things to see.

Thank Quiet-Pair
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116 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beer was okay, a pint for 8$ isn't bad I guess, but the choices were limited and the girl behind the bar really needs to work on her attitude.

Thank Mark K
Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went by Finn MacCuhal's for a beer to chill out. It's quiet in the afternoon, great for some lounging and quiet time. Ordered some garlic bread and mussels. The bread was good. Mussels come in a rich sauce so if you like that, it would be nice. They also serve what one would imagine from an Irish pub -... More 

Thank summerydawn
Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Decent pub with a wide variety of items on the menu and drink specials to suit most punters very friendly staff and a great ambience and atmosphere.

Thank Peter E
Harlow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

not a bed place, but it was a bit early, didn't hear any Irish music staff friendly, it does look a bit like an Irish pub, lights and woodwork.

Thank 8222015
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Travelling around NZ with four friends, they always want to go to Irish pubs, this time so happy they did. I ordered the twice cooked pork belly and it was amazing. It was sooo good I offered to marry the chef. 😊 My friends had the lamb shank pies and said they were the best as well. Nice staff and... More 

Thank T311SMyvonneb
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Love stopping in here every time we are in Taupo. The staff are Great & Bubbly make you feel very welcome and enjoy your time having a drink/meal - Come check it out for yourself!😀

Thank meganp977
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We spent a couple of lazy afternoons here including lunch whilst on holiday.The food was excellent, the friendly bubbly bar manager recommend I try the lamb pie which was so good I felt like washing behind my ears afterwards like a cat! Great place, thanks for the fun!

Thank truebluekiwis
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We were on a mission to find fish and chips as its what my husband wanted to eat. I lucked out as well when I ordered the lamb shank pie, which was amazing!!! A must have!!

Thank Katrina T

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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
US$6 - US$21
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6165
Finn MacCuhals is an infamous large Irish bar with extensive outdoor seating and an awesome atmosphere. We provide a wide range of decent, hearty "pub grub" style meals to suit all tastes. Normally quieter and more relaxed during the week but pumping at the weekends with Live Music and a D.J from 10pm, favourite hangout for tourists and locals alike, it's a place not to be missed when travelling through Taupo and an excellent location for parties and functions.

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