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Tahaa Matai

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French, Seafood, Polynesian
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BP 209 haamene 98734 tahaa | Haamene, 98734, French Polynesia
+689 40 65 70 85
Today
09:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:45 - 22:00
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DeBary, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to have lunch here as it was recommended to us by a few locals. The restaurant is on the water and a quaint, clean place. My husband had the seared tuna and I had the shrimp with honey sauce. Both dishes were excellent. The owner, Bruno, came over to see if all was well and we ended up... More 

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Puerto Montt, Chile
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Wonderful all rounder. Excellent food! fresh and beautifully prepared. Bruno the owner and chef is a charming host and skilled chef. Great spot and view too.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We have eaten at this restaurant twice and plan to return. We have been in French Polynesia for several years moving from island to island and this is the best food we have had in our time here. The price is average for the area and the portion is adequate. We ordered the drink, appetizer, main course and dessert the... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

What a find! Tucked into the farthest reaches of the deepest inlet on Taha'a Chef Bruno's indoor/outdoor cafe offers fine food that would be a hit in any metropolitan area of the world in a setting of tranquil beauty. The Mahi-Mahi-Vanille is so good it will knock your socks off, but everything we tried was excellent. As a bonus the... More 

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Thank Jim H
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

We sailed for a week around Bora Bora & Tahaa, treating ourselves with a meal at Tahaa Matai on our penultimate night and it was well worth it. We were the only people dining and Bruno & his staff were very welcoming & friendly. The food was delicious if not on the expensive side of affordable but as we were... More 

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Oakland, California
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Our friendly taxi driver took us here after visiting the Vanilla Plantation, excellent food, friendly service. The view of the bay is magical, small boats gently crisscrossing the water. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Hermosa Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

After a bicycle round trip around the island, the stop at the Tahaa Maitai was a gift from the sky. Delicious french and local food, and, what's not the least, an amazing whiskey reserve. This place and its lovely chef Bruno are already worth the flight to French Polynesia.

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Thank Eleanor G
Carson City, Nevada
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158 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

We had not visited our friends on the island of Tahaa for 14 years. Now there is a paved road around the island and our friends drove us around. Near noon we entered the village of Haamene and our friends drove past a building that was really a cement wall. They drove into a driveway toward the bay and we... More 

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San Francisco
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We were staying at the Le Tahaa Island Resort & Spa and decided to tour the island of Tahaa. My family of four arrived at the Tahaa Maitai around 3:00PM, too late for lunch but Bruno Francois was nice enough to accommodate us. We ordered the fastest item, steak and fries. The steak was great and the fries were nothing... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Delicious food in a wonderful location! We enjoyed both lunch and dinner and highly recommend for anyone who enjoys good food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$53
Cuisine
French, Seafood, Polynesian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 14:00
18:45 - 22:00
Saturday
18:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: BP 209 haamene 98734 tahaa | Haamene, 98734, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahaa
  • Phone Number: +689 40 65 70 85

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