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.
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! ;-)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.