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The Mooring

Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (483 reviews)
“sandwiches” (309 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (315 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quick and very friendly lunchtime service. Wonderful fish sandwiches, a scrumptious coconut milkshake, and the view is gorgeous.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to The Moorings for lunch as part of an adventure we booked, and liked it so much we took our scooter back for lunch the next day. I wanted to see if it was so good simply because of being part of the...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came because of the trip advisor reviews. We werent disappointed. The fob ..(fresh off boat) sandwich was really really good.. Its just a little outdoor cafe.. But the fish is so fresh and everything is lovely and clean.

Thank kimmywah
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to Rarotonga 4 times in the last 4 years and the team at The Mooring never cease to amaze me! Freshest fish on the island hands down and certainly the friendliest (and best) service. I've worked my way through the entire menu and...More

Thank bradley_express
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in a couple times with the quad and buggy tours and both times were wonderful. Beautiful setting and delicious sandwiches put the cherry on top of our tours. Thanks for the wonderful food and friendly service!

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I may have got the place on a bad day food wise as I was disappointed with the food...but need to say the service and friendliness of staff was outstanding and that was worth the visit

1  Thank pone6
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here for our light lunch on the buggy tour and i had the chicken sandwich oh my god it was so yummy and huge and we just sat there for a moment staring out at the Avana Passage so peaceful and beautiful could...More

Thank gibson84
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Mahi Mahi sammie & have to say I have never tasted anything like it....absolute superb, best Fish Sammies around!

Thank I2896RXkims
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jill and her team still provide the most amazing fish sandwiches on the island. The Mooring Fish Cafe will always be my go to for lunch!

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime I've popped down to the wharf to see what was happening there always seemed to be a crowd of happy punters at The Mooring so we decided to give it a go. On our chosen day it was tipping down and The Mooring can't...More

Thank itamer
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Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. Not sure where the Edgewater is, but no issues because there is an hourly bus service around the island and because of the island's size nothing is too far away. There are scooter hires available also... More
31 October 2016|
Response from Allways_Correct | Reviewed this property |
15 - 25 dollars per person will be enough.
June C
20 August 2016|
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Response from jillymae | Property representative |
Kia orana - apologies for not replying earlier I have just found your question. Along with our fresh seafood we also serve chicken and bacon - and we offer vegetarian salads and sandwiches. meitaki maata e kia manuia, Jill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 25 553
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