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New Zealand, Cafe, Fast food
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Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
+682 23 953
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Oh we needed some will power not to make this our go to place. Fantastic burgers and super friendly staff. Quick and easy and all done with a wonderful smile. Try the sea salt burger - for fast food feels healthy. Delicious and can't wait to come back again. Thanks guys.

1 Thank Jedsmom
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89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We called in here to get some fish and chips for lunch. We did not have to wait long before it was ready and were delighted by the generous quantity supplied. The fish was nicely battered and tasty and the chips were cooked well, not overcooked at all. Met some very nice young men at the next table. I would... More 

Thank Taurangahawk
Avarua, Cook Islands
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I love their noodle box. you can select your choice of meat, noodles and sauce. im a fan of mangolian and rice noodles with prawns. Though i do think the noodle box is too small for the amount we paid for. staff are friendly. food takes a while to prepare. great place to get takeouts.

1 Thank Mariana N
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

The chicken donor kebabs ($12) are very good, and the service is always friendly. They always have something for kids like prizes, toys, and kids meals which keeps them entertained for a bit while you enjoy the meal.

2 Thank Mii M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

First visit I had the tropical burger, which was really good, with nice fresh island flavours and something a wee bit different than your standard burger. Hubby had the grizzly, a big stacked up thing (fries are included, inside the burger!) which he said filled the gap well. My friend had the Sea Salt, and said it was probably the... More 

Thank Patsy_nz
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Has the best double beef and bacon burger! The menu is really extensive and the burger I had was huge and very tasty.

Thank ETurner1032
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

I found the service, atmosphere and food a little over poor. The chips were great, the milkshakes failed to taste like the flavour specified and the fish wasn't so fresh either. VERY pricey.

Thank ShannaHenson
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We had heard great things about Sea Salt Takeaway in town so we decided to check it out. So glad we did! It is definately the best place to eat on the island. We kept on going back to try everything on their very large menu. I think they have something like 15 different burgers which are beautiful. They claim... More 

Thank pearl77777
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We tried this place based on the reviews on Trip Advisor, but were very disappointed. The service was average at best - the lady behind the counter was pretty surly. The food was extremely disappointing - I had the Sea Salt burger, which turned out to be very small, greasy, tasteless and underwhelming. We also ordered a side of chips,... More 

Thank Aldous D
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Had the grilled Marlin but it was completely overcooked and rubbery. Tables were filthy and we had to wipe them down ourselves. Staff were pleasant though not exactly with high standards given the tables and outside seating area being so messy. Certainly don't agree with their self-proclamation that it is the best fish and chips on the island. Lots of... More 

Thank angelinthekitchen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
New Zealand, Cafe, Fast food
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Avarua 682, Cook Islands (Formerly Mama's Cafe & Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 23 953

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