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The Mooring

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Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
09:30 - 03:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 03:30
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading great reviews on Tripadvisor, I had to visit the place. And I can see why people rave about the place! The portion of each food was generous but we could not pass the chance to try two different menus so we ended up ordering one each and they were both great. I recommend Fish Taco which was spicy... More 

Thank Young Sil B
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very delicious fish tacos. The service is terrific. A lovely place for a snack or a meal. Meals are big enough to share though we didn't.

Thank shazhelin2013
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mooring was probably the most delicious meal we had on our trip! I had the rustys sandwich on a wrap and it was absolutely to die for! My boyfriend had the fob sandwich and also loved it. Great prices for what you get! Lovely views and friendly staff as well. Were dying to go back but didn't get a... More 

Thank RachelMoo2
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Fob Burger! The lemon/lime juice really made the burger! Good location just going in to Muri Beach. We will have to come back! It was a little hard to find for us at first but once we found it, we couldn't miss it!

Thank Amyamy17
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little hiding spot with great food!! Have the FOB... then go back... I bet you cant stay away from the FOB!!

Thank Glenda D
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food here at The Mooring Café. Great crowd, stunning views of Muri Lagoon looking out towards the ocean as well. I would definitely recommend trying the F.O.B fish sandwich and if you aren't too keen on the bread, have the fillings mixed into a fresh salad! Another great meal is the chicken sandwich with pawpaw salsa. Have to try... More 

Thank Wilson A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my partner and my self herd many good things about this place and couldn't wait to experience it for our selfs... and we were not disappointed , fresh fish caught daily buy the lades husband (i think). also highly recommend taking the snorkels, great views and crystal clear water.

Thank Raymond B
Yeppoon, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the best sites to get a good sized and yummy sandwich. I had the spicy one and it was great absolutely recommended.

Thank Thomas J
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only have one fault with The Moorings, why are you guys not open in the evenings!!! The food is wonderful, the shakes and smoothies are to die for and the settings is wonderful. Together with great and happy staff it is just such a shame it's only open for lunch but definitely don't miss it!!

Thank Ian W
Sydney Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After finishing our buggy tour we were taken to the Mooring which is just a converted shipping container. We arrived and got on the end of the line, It was worth it listening the the other diners talk about their meal and we could not wait to tuck in. This estsblishment is run by two Kiwi ladies who do a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?