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Mooring Fish Cafe
The Mooring Fish Cafe
Food & Beverage

The Mooring Fish Cafe is one of the most popular and the original fresh fish sandwich shop in Rarotonga.

What’s our secret? We serve only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and make all our own sauces. The fresh quality of our food and secret sauces and spices is what keeps visitors coming back daily on their trips, year after year. Thanks to such wonderful reviews from our customers we are proud to have won many awards from TripAdvisor, Air NZ and more.

The Mooring Fish Cafe offers casual beachfront dining, locally sourced fresh food and the best of Cook Island hospitality. Come on down for delicious food, good vibes, live music on Sundays and a taste of local life here in beautiful Rarotonga. You can have a refreshing swim or jump off the jetty, too!

We have abundant fresh, organic and local foods here in Rarotonga, not to mention a phenomenal quality of seafood that many want to try. I wanted to combine these in a friendly, social atmosphere that made visitors feel at home away from home. We offer a range of seafood options including Mahi Mahi & Tuna the two most popular, and we also cater to various tastes and requirements with chicken and vegetarian/vegan options as well.

The Mooring Fish Cafe was born from a dream to showcase the simple life in every capacity. Simple food, simple surroundings but done with heart and charisma and paying homage to the Cook Islands. From this vision our empty shipping container became the bustling restaurant we know and love today. The Mooring Fish Cafe has grown a lot over the years, but through it all the original premise of simple, home cooked and fresh food has remained paramount.

Our location is incredibly special to us, and this small spot in the Avana Harbour waterfront is our little slice of heaven.

We hope to welcome you here soon. Our number one tip? Come early in your trip, as you will want to come back!


Jill & the team at The Mooring Fish Cafe.

We serve the freshest Mahi Mahi and Tuna, we have alternative options for those who don't eat seafood, vegetarians, vegans and customers who are gluten free - just ask at the counter.

The Mooring Fish Cafe

The Mooring Fish Cafe