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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” (144 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (221 reviews)
“sandwiches” (45 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Titikaveka Beach, Akapuao Marine Park | Akapuao Marine Park, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great place, lovely vibe, music, people and nothing could beat the huge Fish Burger perfect for sharing. Loved it so much we went again and again. See you next year ;0)

Thank fruitdamare
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great location right next to the beach. Very casual relaxed eatery with plenty of large tables. We called in for lunch and had the meal deal of a fish sandwich, fries and a drink. We now know you only need to order one sandwich between...More

Thank LiseyLou2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped off here for an early lunch and are glad we did. The fish sandwiches were enormous and we left well fed and happy. We even came back a few days later for take away sandwiches before we left for the airport.

Thank SwitzerlandDeb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just went here for a drink – wish I had more time in Rarotonga so I could come back. I'm biased towards beachside bars but this was one of my three fave atmosphere bars alongside Trader Jacks and Wilson's Beach Bar (at Castaways).

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No doubt: the biggest fish burger ever eaten! Also the location is pretty good, close to the beach! We took 2 fish burger and coconut! Delicious! Fast service!

Thank Emanuele C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is great, food is fantastic. Large portion with very fresh salad and fruits. We visited 3,4,5* restaurants and fast food places but this eatery was the best!!!

Thank KingaCSH
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth trip to Raro, and we were up for checking out some different venues. Cue Charlie's, on Titikaveka beach, south eastern side of the island, right on the "main" road. To our delight, it was an easy 15 minute walk from our...More

1  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charlies is somewhere that you have to try while in Rarotonga. The fish sandwiches and fish melts are incredible and HUGE! They're easily the best value feed on the island. Staff are friendly and the dining area looks out onto the beach. They also hire...More

Thank StephanieAnna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New to the island since my last visit, Charlie’s is a beach bar constructed from shipping containers. It seems aimed at locals rather than tourists, meaning main meals are well priced at NZ$25. They come in fish, chicken or steak and are likely to be...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the quintessential South Pacific stop for a beer and a great lunch. We visited Charlie's Café and Bar a couple of times during our stay in Rarotonga, and absolutely loved it. The location is stunning - it is totally laid back, the kind...More

Thank lovesthesun-7
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Questions & Answers
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.
23 July 2016|
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Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Hi Sue yes we do - most meals start from $10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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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