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Le Retro

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Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
08:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

During the years we were cruising the South Pacific on our sailing yacht, the Le Retro was one of our favorite spots in Tahiti. We would tie up to the quay across the street and would enjoy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and varied entertainment there. So, when visiting recently we had to stop for a few lunches. The service is just... More 

Thank J R W
French Polynesia
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We recently ate at le retro a few days ago. The food was good and we shared a Mahi Mahi dinner. Service was good. Overall we would retrun as its very convenient to the marina across the street. They make there own ice cream and bread

Thank Chouliha
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Le Retro has a great vibe and its open in different times of the day, dinner is great and If you're looking to have breakfast on sunday, that's the place to go, once most of the restaurants on sunday are closed.

Thank Barbara V
Austin, Texas
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited here twice for happy hour and did enjoy the fresh drinks and the view of the harbor. My fish burger was somewhat disappointing, but the service was great. My husband said his pork was delicious.

Thank txgirl8289
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150 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Marketplace and stopped here for lunch. Sex on the Beach cocktail $16 but it was delicious! We thought that price was high until we got to Bora Bora and paid $24. Hamburgers were not over cooked which made us happy! Being in our 60's, we really enjoyed American retro music!

Thank NhWishfultraveler
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Arrived in Papeete on a cruise ship and spent some hours searching for the perfect black pearl (promised the wife). With that task accomplished, it was time for a light meal, a cocktail and a "sit-down" break. A salesperson in our last jewelry store recommended Le Retro. We were not terribly hungry due to the large shipboard breakfast. We ordered... More 

Thank deisenstein
french Polynesia
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

It is a pitty to have such place (in front of the sea, down town) and have a so poor service and a so unpersonal menu. Only prices versu quality are exceptional ( high!)

Thank dambrung
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped in for a beer or two... location is great, on the waterfront near Vaima centre. Staff are very lively... did not have a meal... taxi rank just outside which is useful as we were staying in city area behind Tahiti Nui hotel and advised not to try and find it in the dark!

Thank bubbsieAuckland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My first taste experience at Le Retro was fresh squeezed grapefruit and vodka. We had just arrived in Papeete and it seemed fitting to enjoy a cocktail with lunch. After all, we were on vacation...Had to take a nap after lunch. No more cocktails until 5 pm. The food was very good. Over the course of a week we tried... More 

Thank Susan L
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped after our tour for a quick lunch and local beer. The seafood salads were quite nice...the price was high. Because of its location so close to the cruise port, I would have thought that it would have had internet.

Thank TexPick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$100
Diner, French, International
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: 68940428683

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