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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
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Reviewed 15 November 2020

Great service with very friendly staff, they have an excellent taste of food and with great quality.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 24 May 2020

Outdoor dining! Great deco! Staff was nice enough but my favorites was the food and the location. Highly recommend as a lunch or dinner!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 4 May 2020

My husband and I ate here twice during our vacation. The food was tasty and the chocolate milk shake....OOOh MMMMy...So good on a warm day.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 April 2020

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. Great place.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 31 March 2020

Really ggod place to meet the locals and play darts, eat and drink, with the famous fish sandwich and wash it down with a kiwi beer or local choices. Right on the beach so a great spot.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 29 March 2020

Love love love Charlie's. Great selection of food and cocktails and fast friendly service. Their special sauce is to die for. It is so scrummy! Definitely a must visit while visiting Rarotonga :)

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 20 March 2020

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

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020

Got to visit at least once.. Fantastic Burgers. Had to share one between two of us.. Nice beach setting . Good place to chill

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020

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

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020

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

Date of visit: March 2020
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26 July 2019|
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Response from aunty_Meme | Property representative |
Hi Rachel- this is Mary from Charlie's- yes we can come to an arrangement. Come in and see us :)
24 December 2018|
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Response from aunty_Meme | Property representative |
We have a website charliesraro...you can also find us on Facebook whoop s sorry not allowed to post our webpage
Maki P
11 July 2018|
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Hi there- yes you absolutely can! Leave your email details we look forward to your booking and meeting you :)
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  • Yes, Charlie's offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Charlie's offers delivery services.

  • Charlie's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5