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The Mooring

Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (471 reviews)
“sandwiches” (299 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (307 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
All hours
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday

Popped in for lunch just before the mobs of people arrived. The queues when we were eating were large....watch that!...try and get there early! Although, in saying that, the food came out very fast with fantastic friendly staff and excellent service. Hubby loved his mahi...More

Thank Constant_Travellers
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is our favourite cafe on the island. Whenever we are in Rarotonga, we eat here everyday. The food is fresh and delicious and the fish tacos are the absolute best !

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you go to Rarotonga you have to visit this place. They have the most amazing fish sandwiches! The fish couldn’t be fresher; it’s bought straight off the boat and into the kitchen. We went here on our buggy tour and we went back a...More

Thank Arron M
Reviewed 1 week ago

after the Raro buggy excursion we were invited to the Mooring for lunch , best sandwiches going around

Thank ernie516
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food for good value. Staff are very welcoming and it is in the perfect location! Long lines are worth the small wait. :)

Thank vixta99
Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys do the best fish sandwiches ever, they were amazing and well worth the money. If your passing make sure you stop in and try one.

Thank Gina P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish sandwich is to die for, full of flavour and heaps of fish and salad. My friend also enjoyed the chicken wrap. Fresh coconut milk was wonderful. It was very windy when we were there but this did not spoil the hospitality or the...More

Thank anneB650EF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning to Rarotonga we couldn't wait to re-visit The Mooring Fish Cafe, and once again we were blown away by their food. The Moko sandwiches are outstanding closely followed by the FOB! Super fresh fish, straight off the boat with lovely salads, pickles, sauces and...More

Thank micgriffiths
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this was a must to get the best yes best fish sandwich ever. Didn't disappoint. We went at lunch time and had to queue. We had the local fish which was Maihimahi and was so good. The view didn't disappoint either. You...More

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here as part of our Raro Buggy Tour but the food was outstanding and we tried to come back on another day but when we did the queue was ridiculous so we didn't stay second time as we had grumpy kids with...More

Thank Tina T
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Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. Not sure where the Edgewater is, but no issues because there is an hourly bus service around the island and because of the island's size nothing is too far away. There are scooter hires available also... More
1 November 2016|
Response from Allways_Correct | Reviewed this property |
15 - 25 dollars per person will be enough.
June C
20 August 2016|
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Response from jillymae | Property representative |
Kia orana - apologies for not replying earlier I have just found your question. Along with our fresh seafood we also serve chicken and bacon - and we offer vegetarian salads and sandwiches. meitaki maata e kia manuia, Jill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
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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