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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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“pizza” (92 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

Fantastic fresh food cooked to perfection Friendly dedicated staff who were very helpful . Great coffee and lovely atmosphere

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank debbie c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered 2 coffees and a muffin. By the time we finished our coffees the muffin still hadn’t arrived. Just as we were going to leave it got served. Coffees were okay but I wouldn’t recommend this place. They rely on being in centre of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jatagnat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was extremely kind and polite, fast service, great tuna and great chicken! The place is cozy and the bill was fair! It is worth it!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travellingseeker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe an off day?, but "please be seated in the garden area, we'll be with you in a minute" ended up as no-one for 10 minutes, and us finding more attentive staff elsewhere

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank YvonnePapamoa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Captain Cook Salad is one of the best salads ever, combines my love of seared tuna with fresh crisp salad, capers and olives. Perfecta summer meal. It was such a large portion this could probably be shared! cafe salsa is great for families, business...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mii M
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Went here several times for coffee and lunch. While service, is on island time, we had no pressing needs, so all fine. The coffees were pretty good and the food was tasty and good value. We had salads and they were very tasty. Water had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DesaraeW3
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a late lunch (by Cook Island time) at 2pm. We were greeted warmly. The service was excellent and the food was great. Wine/Beer options available along with great coffee and standard juice/soft drink. Large style cafe in the heart of Avarua.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OpalGirl04
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

This cafe is a local and slowly growing on the tourist and the word of mouth moves through.. I loved the taste and service with a No hurry up service. Just a great chilling and sipping the coffee atmosphere. 🌟👍✌️

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank X9477ZRkarenm
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We had lunch there as often as possible. Friends joined us in raro after we had been there for a week and thy go there just for the fried potato. Lovely inside our outside dinning. Friendly staff. Can see why people love this place

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dawn R
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Stoped here for a coffee before flying to Aitutaki and glad we did. Great coffee, very clean rest rooms, indoor outdoor seating with nice decor and vegetation. We didn't have time for food but it looked nice. Will be back in 4 days to try.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ggraeme
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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