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Le Retro

Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
+689 40 42 86 83
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good53%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (32 reviews)
“tuna club” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
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Diner, French, International
$$ - $$$
Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great venue right across the road from the waterfront in downtown Papeete. After my first visit I came here for drinks in the afternoon. Seating inside and out nice relaxing feel right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the...More

Thank DragonSuz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is really good so as the food, there is a life band for the weekends and it tent to get busy so it's hard to find a table after 9pm. No wifi.

Thank martina m
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Disgusting experience and worst spent USD50. Ordered fish burgers and one of them was so raw that you could not break the meat using the knife. Extremely expensive for the quality of food provided. Coming after another USD25 rip off by sarah nui hotel, this...More

Thank rokiwi
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Nice place to enjoy a drink or some good food day or night, everyday of the week, nicely located in front of the harbour, to watch the sunset

Thank Tahititraveler007
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This restaurant also has Karaoke so be prepared to listen. The food was okay but like most places was not that cheep. Had steak which I was not asked how I wanted it cooked so it came too well done for me.

Thank 704RichardW2014
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This restaurant straddles the walking path. Over the last several days, I had walked through it and saw that there were always patrons. Today, I stopped by for lunch and was not disappointed. I ordered the poisson cru (fish marianated with lemon and coconut milk...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The food at this place is very good. The way it is prepared and served makes the whole experience wore classy. You have to try the poission cru with coconut milk ( Tahitian fish salad) which is a Tahitian speciality. The prices are moderately high...More

Thank Arnav G
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch after a safari 4x4 tour. I had red tuna sashimi and tuna tartare with white rice. I really like the sauce that came with this dish. Without the sauce, tuna sashimi will be very bland. Sauce, tuna sashimi and the...More

Thank JT3689NJ
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We only had a cold drink here and were served quickly and pleasantly; we stayed a while and did not feel we were being encouraged to order more or move on - very French !!! The menu looked good and, had we been hungry, would...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

A great place near the water front where you can see the big yachts. It is outside but there is a constant stream of cool vapour being sprayed. The food was amazing good for a small resturant.

Thank JM-Mebear
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 40 42 86 83
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