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Charlie's Cafe and Bar

Titikaveka Beach, Akapuao Marine Park | Akapuao Marine Park, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
+682 28 055
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (165 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (255 reviews)
“sandwiches” (56 reviews)
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Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Titikaveka Beach, Akapuao Marine Park | Akapuao Marine Park, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I ordered the steak with veggies and chips but minus the steak, as I’m vegetarian. The waiter ensured I was charged fairly due to the changes to the meal and I was soon presented with a gigantic plate with every sort of vegetable imaginable, along...More

Thank mdvne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't rate this restaurant highly enough! We ate here multiple times during our recent trip to Rarotonga and it was consistently great every time! The food was delicious (and very reasonably priced) and the staff was always friendly. Also right on the beach with...More

Thank Koala_ice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked this place. It was a popular wee place overlooking the water. The sandwich my partner got was huge - he loved it. I had a bounty bar milkshake which was so good - highly recommend it. Thanks!

Thank Bstar751
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group had a 2 course meal in February. All the servings were extra large, and many of us took half of our meal home for later. Fish was nicely grilled, along with chips and a fresh salad. Chocolate cake portions were very large, but...More

Thank Frangipani08
Reviewed 1 week ago

First night we had dinner here- yummy but we also really enjoyed the live music, the people the evening. Then we went back for lunch few days later - amazing once again, great food great people and m love the dogs. Really enjoyed hanging with...More

Thank peraandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just don't do it people. We walked there for dinner and thought we'd share a Platter for 2. We were expecting awesome selection of seafood and we got processed Calamari Rings, Fish Sticks, Chicken Nuggets and some Fish Bites. Whilst it wasn't terribly expensive we...More

Thank Brett V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the fish burger. Fantastic. Serving size was Hugh and it tasted delicious. Plenary of room to accomodate many people. Right on the water. Customer service was great

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place! The views were to die for! Very friendly staff. Fully licensed. Great value, delicious food. Highly recommend this spot to everyone.

Thank Kazmaz62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch on the way to the airport. Venue is in a nice spot on the beach. Meals came out quickly and were very reasonably priced. Some of the meals were huge! They can supply gluten free buns. Good value for money.

Thank Michael U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit to raro and second visit to Charlie’s! A great lunch spot with very generous sized fish sandwiches! Love the fresh Nu coconut too!

Thank Sarahroseconroy
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10 March 2018|
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Response from Amanda F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I saw they had GF options when we were there
20 April 2017|
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Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Sorrrryyy for the late reply :( - yes we're open from 11-4 every day except Sunday.
25 January 2017|
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Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we are more than happy to let you take the kayaks and padleboars off site- cost of from $60 per day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Titikaveka Beach, Akapuao Marine Park | Akapuao Marine Park, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: +682 28 055
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Charlies Cafe and Bar is on the edge of the Akapuao Marine Reserve. Enjoy light meals of chicken teriyaki cheese melt paninis tuna cheese melt paninis, fresh fish sandwiches, island infused fruit smoothies, beef, chicken and fish burgers, fresh salads, teas, milkshakes. We are now open for dinner untill 8pm Monday through untill Friday with live music EVERY one of those nights. Saturdays we open at 11 and close at 3.30pm. Try our cocktails, Charlies lager on tap- brewed by the Rarotonga Brewing Company, Matutu Ale and lager, Te Kou sparkling water and still, Vaima still water and a selection of beers- corona, Heinken, Speights, Steikarger- wines- Sav, pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and merlot. Kayaks and paddleboards are availabke for hire. Bookings recommneded for large groups :) ka kite
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