We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Chez Tara

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Parea, French Polynesia
+689 40 68 78 45
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

300 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 43: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go here late otherwise you may never get served. Don't go here if you expect immediate, slick service. Do go here if you have time on your hands, want great views right next to the lagoon, and to eat well-priced great tasting food. We came here three times and the food was excellent on each occasion - really generous... More 

Thank GlynandLisa
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Authentic Tahitian Food & Music. Dancing barefoot in the sand. Right on the beach. We arrived by sailboat and took a dingy to the shore.

Thank Darcy202
Fare, French Polynesia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The food is prepared in an underground oven at opened just before the buffet is served; around 12:00 ish. Authentic Tahitian food and music. the atmosphere is fantastic; local-style, on the oceans edge.

1 Thank Jocelyn T
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This memorable local style Sunday lunch was delicious and entertaining. Music provided by local musicians was very good. Right next door to Relais Mahana.

Thank Michael S
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Positives: 1. You will NOT go hungry; BIG portions. 2. Excellent "Chow Men", which is how all Polynesians seem to spell "Chow Mein", and includes nice shrimpt! 3. Beautiful waterfront location. Negatives: 1. They do NOT have a credit card machine; bring French Polynesian Francs (XPF). 2. Don't expect them to bring the check or tab to your table--you could... More 

1 Thank William L
Apalachicola Fl
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Great chef, great food and plenty of it. Generous wine pour. Poisson cru and carpaccio are fabulous. Dined there twice.

Thank gypsy32320
Port Elizabeth, Bequia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Wonderful small seaside bistro. Lunch was very nice with friendly service. The high point was that our rental car refused to start. Everybody came from the restaurant to help.wonderful people!

1 Thank Virgininrick
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stopped at Chez Tara for lunch as we toured around the beautiful island of Huahine and I'm SO grateful we did! The food is DELICIOUS!!! Not to mention that the scenery is MIND BLOWINGLY GORGEOUS! Located right at the water's edge, you can enjoy the lovely turquoise of the ocean, balmy breeze, and music of the waves as you... More 

2 Thank Kristie P
Wesley Chapel, Florida
Level Contributor
103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We rented a car and made the loop around Huahine. This restaurant was suggested by the agency we rented the car from in town. The selection of food was limited but if you like fish this is no problem. We both had a fish meal and the food was very good. The service was excellent and the view was amazing.... More 

Thank Kim W
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Went there around 1:00pm for lunch on a Monday. Location was empty. Only one other couple. Most items were unavailable and the only choice offered was off course the most expensive of the menu. View was OK but not better than the one at Relais Mahana, the property next door which also has a great and cheap lunch menu (their... More 

Thank Simon B

Travellers who viewed Chez Tara also viewed

Huahine, Society Islands
Huahine, Society Islands
Huahine, Society Islands
Huahine, Society Islands
Huahine, Society Islands

Been to Chez Tara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parea, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Huahine
  • Phone Number: +689 40 68 78 45

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chez Tara and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Chez Tara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?