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Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub

) #47 of 93 Restaurants in Taupo $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6165
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pastry” (2 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is your typical Irish bar - the Guinness was good and the menu had the old favourites. I had the pork belly, which was OK. It came with mashed potatoes and... roast potatoes. No other veges on offer, which made it a bit difficult...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi chef for the genius beef pie tonight. Your pie was quite salty. You probably used a bottle of your damn salt. It really didnt match my expectation. Feel so disappointed.

Thank Phyllis T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to watch rugby. We stumbled upon this place while we were in Taupo during the lions tour, and we were looking for somewhere to watch the midweek game between the 1st and 2nd test. It was mainly filled with British fans but...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheap average meal, nice atmosphere but probably more importantly nice and warm. Staff friendly enough but felt it could have been cleaner. Table grubby.

Thank GayeM387
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought the Guinness pie and shank pie wow a total over price!! $25 for a pie with mashed spuds and mashed peas. The bar is very dark and the staff are very unprofessional. Take a miss and head around to the front of the lake...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate here whilst staying in Taupo following the Lions Tour. The meal was ok but quite pricey. The most disconcerting aspect of my visit to this bar that they had different prices for visitors and locals. I stood at the bar with some friends for...More

Thank wbbarton
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Im not sure if it was the crowd passing through over queens birthday weekend or it's standard but the it was pretty ruff in Saturday inside - outside however the band were amazing and it we did have fun

Thank Lynsey M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Must Visit when 'Tory' is on shift She is a Wizz at making you a personalized shot!!!, Sweet or Sour she has you covered!! Rest of staff are very friendly and accommodating

Thank Karlos F
Reviewed 21 May 2017

finn's was a blast, the live band had some serious talent. i liked the contrast of the inside "club" atmosphere with a dj and the more relaxed pub atmosphere outside with the live band. i would recommend finn's for anyone visiting taupo.

Thank Karina I
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Since we love to dine at Irish Pubs in NZ, we went in there. Not many were dining there, just a few. Though it is a very large place, it has lost its glamour and appeared very run down. The food was not great either....More

Thank TravellerPorirua
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6165
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Finn MacCuhals is an infamous large Irish bar with extensive outdoor seating and an awesome atmosphere. We provide a wide range of decent, hearty "pub grub" style meals to suit all tastes. Normally quieter and more relaxed during the week but pumping at the weekends with Live Music and a D.J from 10pm, favourite hangout for tourists and locals alike, it's a place not to be missed when travelling through Taupo and an excellent location for parties and functions.
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