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Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6165
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“mushy peas” (2 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Staff were very Rudd.Husband and I did not think it was appropriate for a waitress to be staighting her hair behind the bar.Food was very average.

Thank shellsandc1
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome bar and restaurant! The staff are very friendly! Had an awesome night out with my friends. Great music and Djs. Good vibes the whole night! Enjoyed it! Definately recommend to anyone wanting a good night out in Taupo

Thank TracyJane A
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Ironman weekend at Taupo is an all day event and we popped in here after my sister had finished her 1/2 Ironman. Congrats sister again. Anyway we thought we would never get in here but we did. We all thoroughly enjoyed our Guinness Pies, some...More

Thank philandkimsquire
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I asked for an extremely well done steak, as I have a thing about eating or being able to see blood, and the steak came out bleeding, which is very far from well done. I apologised profusely and asked if they were able to cook...More

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We had a lamb shank pie and bangers and mash to die for while watching the Super Bowl. Lorraine and Amber were great hostesses and carried on a great tradition of Irish pubs in NZ. They know a lot about Premier League football, too.

Thank John B
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Staff all appear to be out of there minds on drugs, skimming money off the top of patron's gaming machine winnings, animalistic security guards. Corrupt, avoid at all costs. Better off anywhere else in Taupo. Plastic Irish pub.

Thank chelseacan
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

It takes a lot for me to give a negative review, but they pretty much ticked the boxes. I'm an Irish person living in New Zealand and rather than enjoying some food and drinks, the waiting times and bar staff completely ruined the evening. The...More

Thank Jokerhonour
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

After a refreshing Guinness we decided on having dinner here. We went for traditional Guinness pie and the pork belly. Both were great choices and good value.

Thank PotOz
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to go with mixed ages in the family. Family friendly, free pool and great pub food. Can recommend the lamb shanks pie and bangers and mash. Really friendly staff. Not many veggie options on the menu but they allowed us to bring a...More

Thank Sian B
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We went here for a quiet dinner when on holidays. The food was delicious, we had the steak sandwich and chicken pasta. Both cooked really well and yummy. Prices were good too The staff were really friendly and the food came out really fast (although...More

Thank OzeeTraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6165
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Finn MacCuhals is an infamous large Irish bar with extensive outdoor seating and an awesome atmosphere. We provide a wide range of decent, hearty "pub grub" style meals to suit all tastes. Normally quieter and more relaxed during the week but pumping at the weekends with Live Music and a D.J from 10pm, favourite hangout for tourists and locals alike, it's a place not to be missed when travelling through Taupo and an excellent location for parties and functions.
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