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Le Retro

$$ - $$$, , French
Centre Vaima | Front de Mer, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40 42 86 83
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good52%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tuna club” (3 reviews)
“tapas” (3 reviews)
“tuna sashimi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hours
Grill, Polynesian, French
$$ - $$$
Centre Vaima | Front de Mer, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a place to hang out and eat after all the stores in Papeete closed at 5. Two different people recommended this place to us. We happen to get there during happy hour, where drinks were 50% off (only...More

Thank DinaBina9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great people watching spot but the prices, like everything in Tahiti are kind of outrageous. We had lunch with two small beers and it came to over $80. Indifferent services and pretty slow. Food was okay, not great. However, one of the few places besides...More

Thank vikitorisedona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a 4 hour layover before our flight, and this filled it nicely. An easy taxi to and from, a comfortable environment, cold beer, and good service. Very pleasant two person live music on our Saturday night. My wife's burger and...More

Thank Starison
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here with a cold draft beer on a soggy Tuesday afternoon. Inside was a/c and outside sidewalk seating watch all there is to see in town go by. Very clean restrooms and table service at island speed. Menu runs the gambit everything from...More

Thank coopervanning
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Close to the cruise ship port is the restaurant, Le Retro. Cruise ship departure was early in the morning, and partner and l decided to eat out for dinner. We both had the fillet steak with pepper sauce, chips and a few vegetables. Excellent cut...More

Thank 12iguasu13
Reviewed 25 November 2017

this restaurant was recommended by hotel. ate there on 3 separate occasions. lunch/dinner and a morning tea. food was excellent and great value for money. highlight was last night in papeete when entertainment was an amazing couple of singers. they sang nonstop for 2 hours....More

Thank fremantlesydney
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Delicious food!!! We ventured out of the resort and into the center city of Tahiti to find this little gem. Would highly recommend for drinks and dinner!

Thank nglenn8687
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The Retro is an unusual place. It can be VERY loud and busy (e.g. karaoke nights). At such occasions it's rather a bar and not a restaurant. Then, during the daytime, it can be quiet, relaxed and a treat. The staff are great, always authentic...More

Thank Micha1907
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Nice place to sit after walking around town. The verandah catches the breeze whilst the annexe sprays a light mist to cool down patrons. I had the Mahi mahi and a local beer. quite good. But like all things in Tahiti a little exy. But...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Good selection, fair price and nice location, bonus free wifi for patrons. Staff friendly and good service.

Thank Jason V
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Questions & Answers
6 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from philippi666 |
Thanks for the info Madonna. From the reviews, I got the impression it was pricey. 15-20 dollars is not bad.
6 November 2016|
Response from txgirl8289 | Reviewed this property |
I don't see a menu online, but there is a link to their Facebook page if you look for them on Google and it gives more information about them. It's a very casual place and seems to be quite popular in that there was always... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$100
Grill, Polynesian, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centre Vaima | Front de Mer, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 40 42 86 83
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