Papeete Restaurants

  • Duck breast with morel sauce
    Duck breast with morel sauce
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  • Mahi mahi
    Mahi mahi
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  • Tuna tartar
    Tuna tartar
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    Le Royal Tahitian Restaurant: French food at the waters edge!

    by GracesTrips Updated Aug 19, 2014

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    Since we had a rental car for two days, we decided to dine at a restaurant we could drive to. I didn't necessarily want to eat in Papeete but we found a place that sounded pretty good in Pirae, just north of Papeete.

    So, this was easy to find. Going down the main road, Avenue Charles de Gaulle, into Papeete. We had to make a U-turn at the roundabout Rue Frederic Gadiot and turned right on an unnamed street but there were two gas stations on either side of the road and a sign posted, Le Royal Tahitien.

    The restaurant is located at the hotel. You immediately drive into a somewhat large parking lot. Walk towards the beach side of the complex and you find the restaurant immediately. The decor is not great. An extremely large dining facility. We sat at the open air edge next to the ocean. We ordered a bottle of French red wine. It was funny to be served the wine in large brandy glasses. But, that was better that using the small wine glasses that were already on the table.

    Harald and I shared an tuna tartar appetizer with a creamy, savory, whipped topping. We asked what the topping was and she said heavy cream with lemon juice. Very tasty! I ordered the duck breast with morel sauce. It was plentiful and delicious! Harald ordered the mahi mahi. Also, very good.

    Restaurant prices, in general, are quite high in Tahiti. But, our dinner cost seemed reasonable considering we also had a bottle of wine. It was about US$136.00.

    Open Daily 6:30-10am, 11:30am-2:30pm, and 7-10pm

    Duck breast with morel sauce Mahi mahi Tuna tartar
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    Les 3 Brasseurs: Good Bar in the Middle of Papeete

    by BigBlueOne Written Feb 14, 2010

    This is a French pub near the ferries in downtown Papeete. Good place to sit around and people watch. Its also near the well known market where you can purchase any number of goods you might like.

    Favorite Dish: We just got some bar food, which was as good as we would have liked. But we tried a couple of the beers that they had on tap and they were all very good.

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    Restaurant Jimmy: E mea maita'i roa teie!!

    by Geisha_Girl Updated Aug 25, 2006

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    Une expérience gastronomie during our last night in Papeete.

    We met up with Henri again and he recommended a taste of Asia at Restaurant Jimmy.
    It was a great local joint that served yummy Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese cuisine. It was a definite hit with the locals as the place was packed the night we were there.

    Spring rolls, curries.....everything was served fresh along with a great wine selection.

    Favorite Dish: A night out on a paradise Tahitian island with two handsome and sultry Frenchmen.........Please accept my apologies but I didn't pay much attention to which dish was my favorite! ;-)

    YUM!

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    La Plazza Restaurant: Great Chinese Food

    by ahouse2003 Written Jun 28, 2006

    This restaurant was right next to our hotel. I was a bit skeptical about eating at a Chinese restaurant in Tahiti, but the food and atmosphere were wonderful. This restaurant also serves European cuisine, if you prefer that.

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    Coco's: A way to make time pass waiting for your flight...

    by lesaandbill Written Jun 16, 2006

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    If you were like us...you transferred thru papeete to get to another island. Our flight left at 1 in the morning...and we caught the last flight from Moorea...which gave us 6 hours to spend in papeete!!!

    Not knowing where to go...we asked a local...and they suggested Coco's...and it was an excellent find. The restaurant is in Punaauia just outside of Papeete. The food and service were outstanding...and the atmosphere was great. There's an outside garden area to have drinks...while the food is service in an open outdoor area.

    The restaurant was right on the beach...and was definitely romantic...a perfect way to end a great holiday.

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    Roulotte: cheap eats

    by Weny Updated Dec 10, 2004

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    Eating out on Tahiti and Moorea can be expensive but there is away around that. Roulottes are little carts, like lunch carts, that are set up in permanent spots. You can get ANYTHING at a roulotte depending on what they specialize in. Some specialize in Italian food and pizzas. Others seafood, and local cuisine. You can get a gourmet meal at a roulotte for about U.S. 5 dollars and it is delicious!

    Favorite Dish: When you are on Moorea or in French Polynesia in general, you must try poisson cru. It is a mix of diced raw tuna, coconut milk, peppers, green onions and lime juice. It is out of this world! You can usually get this at most of the sit down resturants.

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    Roulotte

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    Every day around sunset time about 30 roulottes arrive at the Place Vaiete . These are mobile dining vans that serve hot meals until the wee hours of the morning. They provide good, fast food at reasonable prices. Some of them place tables and chairs beside the roulotte for more comfortable dining.

    Favorite Dish: You can order barbecue steaks, chicken and brochettes served with French fries, poisson cru. Specialty diners serve pizza, couscous, grilled fish and chips, Tahitian food, or Chinese food. Make your choice.

    Roulotte
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    MacDonald's

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 11, 2004

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    For those who have enough after one or two weeks of the poisson cru or other fish with rice, there is a MacDonald's in downtown Papeete.

    You will find all the familiar burgers and fries and fast service.There are also games for the kids in the parking lot.

    MacDonalds
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    Bora Bora Lounge: Lunch Spot on the Main Road

    by GracesTrips Updated Aug 19, 2014

    We decided to grab a bite to eat. Nothing fancy so we found this spot with outdoor seating in the shade. We ordered a pizza and some beer. It was okay and not too expensive.

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