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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” (479 reviews)
“sandwiches” (293 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (290 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Moorings is another one of those places everyone will tell you have to go to - they have a famous fish burger. On the day we were there the fish weren't biting so it was off the menu. No matter, their other burgers are all...More

Thank Narelle R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can't get enough of this place, food is freshly cooked and there is a great variety to choose from. Went back almost each day over ten days on the Island! Don't miss out

Thank Brad D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought that I was being abstemious when I ordered two sandwiches and some tacos for our family of 4 (2 under 6s). Wrong! It was so good (especially the tacos that I couldn't bear to leave any. As a result I was so over-stuffed...More

Thank Narth
Reviewed 1 week ago

You wont need any extras as the sandwiches are huge. very fresh and a taste that wont disappoint even the most pedantic of critics.. This is a must visit.

Thank Rizzla33
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found a sign on the main roadside and followed the track down to the Mooring cafe. It's not far from Muri Beach and it's location alongside the Avana Harbour in an ocean-blue painted container under the palm trees, was very relaxing. The people there...More

1  Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to The Mooring several times in our three weeks in Raro. Good selection of mainly seafood sandwiches. Service super fast given how busy they were. Local Turkish style bread is very light. Was impressed that for those trying to minimise bread intake any sandwich...More

Thank VicnJen67
Reviewed 1 week ago

By reputation alone we headed here our first day on the island and the mahi mahi and tuna salad for lunch was the best seafood meal I have had in years. Really speedy service, live music in the background, lagoon views and excellent food -...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant location, wonderful staff, top notch food at good prices for Raro. We had three huge 'sandwiches' - more like main dishes - at around $13 each. All were delicious and super-fresh. The range of dishes passing by our table en route to other diners,...More

Thank Wendy0704
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit out of the way for bus passengers but well worth the visit. More sandwich and picnic style food but excellent presentation and quality.

Thank Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only because of the great sashimi I wanna go back. Absolutely wonderdful. Funny chickens walking around. M&M

Thank Maarten P
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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