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All reviews lunch fish sandwich sandwiches fries sashimi bread calamari live music huge portions local beer great spot special sauce quick service relaxed atmosphere beach front ika mata during our stay
We visited for lunch and ordered the great fish sandwich and ika mata/sashimi platter.
What great food, enjoyed every mouthful.
Even tho when we visited it was a rainy day the location was great, looking out to sea through clear blinds to protect you from...the rain.
Went to Charlies probably more times than any other place on the island while we were there. Did try the Fish sandwich [$14] and like most people your eyes pop when you see the size of it. Its about 9" by 9" square and me...and the missus shared one. Both were disapointed in it as the fish was tough and dry, turns out they use Marlin on their sarny's. Learned later from some fishermen that Marlin is a sport fish and not a good eater like Mahi Mahi, parrotfish, Wahoo and yellow fin tuna. Never ate Marlin after that. Did have the scewers [$20] though and can recomend them. Happy hour 4 to 6PM and they probably have the cheapest Rarotongan draught beer on the island, even after HH its not a bad price either. The place itself is on the beach and has a very nice vibe about the place . Usually have a soloist singing and there is also a dart board which was always in use. Recomended.More
Wonderful variety of foods, large portions! The fish of the day was wonderful! We ordered ahead, if not be prepared to wait. The live music, the beach and the characters hanging around provide diversions to help pass the time. Have a drink and chill, or...dance!More
This place was just down the beach from our hotel.
Not fancy, just what you want in a beach bar with picnic table, cold drinks and great food (excpept they charge you $2 for extra ketchup!)
Gigantic sandwiches and great cocktails along with a beautoful...beach view round out the reasons for coming here for lunch or dinner.More