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Cafe Salsa

In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 215
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (146 reviews)
“pizza” (90 reviews)
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove circle around the 32km island and stopped here for lunch. The food is good and the staffs were friendly. The restaurant settings were lovely... only one thing when the guests left...the chicken are starting their feast...that is rarely to see anywhere 😁😀😀

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice al fresco setting for breakfast - try the eggs Benedictine a play in the eggs Benedict - other local variations are on menu

Thank Taina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the only coffee shop near the main town. At first looks welcoming and fresh. Found the service average, the food was slow but good and not necessarily reasonably priced.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

we ate here twice for lunch. there were six of us. the second time was a rainy Saturday and the cafe was packed so we had to wait for an indoor table. but they sat us at the bar and we ordered our food while...More

Thank MistyJewels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a drink on our 2nd day on the Island. We had been standing waiting and then watching the 50th Constitution Celebrations for more than 4 hours and we just wanted to take the weight off our feet and relax. We...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here and the service was friendly and the food was quick and very tasty. Not expensive and the service was great. A lovely space to visit and relax.

Thank witchone2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here 3 times during our trip. Great cafe with delicious food :) Try the eggs benedict and coconut pancakes for sure!

Thank Jasmine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to the Salsa many times on our regular visits ( 5 times) to the Island, and have always been on the verge of critiquing the place. The service has always been slow, but this visit it was rubbish. When they finally realised we were...More

Thank ColNP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A reliable meal, the kids had the coconut pancakes and enjoyed them. Friendly service, no issues with anything

Thank Eric M
Reviewed July 14, 2018

It took an hour to get our lunch the day we ate here. The servers were absolutely lovely in keeping us up to date on the progress, and the food was very good when it did arrive. Loved the decent vegetarian option of the haloumi...More

Thank Bontaks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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
Popular bistro & meeting place. All-day breakfast and lunch. Serving a wide range of fresh and healthy options as well as homemade breads and wood fired pizzas. Open 7.30am - 3pm, Mon-Fri, 7.30am - 2pm on Sat. Downtown Avarua, next to CITC Shopping Centre & Pharmacy. Punanga Nui Market within walking distance.
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