Supplied by a daily bounty of fresh fish and fruits, Tahiti is replete with many fine restaurants in and around Papeete. Several resorts regularly host Tahitian feasts with spectacular music and dance shows. These events can be reserved in advance by your preferred travel professional or at your resort on arrival.
Resort restaurants include: The elegant Le Lotus at the InterContinental Resort Tahiti; La Plantation at Le Meridien Tahiti; Hiti Mahana at Radisson Plaza; and Le Bougainville and Le Sakura at Sofitel Tahiti Resort.
A sampling of popular local restaurants includes: Casablanca with a blending of French and Tahitian cooking styles; Lou Pescadou with the best of Italian pizzas and pasta; The Mango Cafe specializes in Polynesian-French fusion offered in a chic, art nouveau atmosphere. Don't forget dessert! Auberge du Pacific alongside the lagoon and Captain Bligh near the Lagoonarium. Other popular choices among locals and visitors alike include alike include Coco's, Lion d'Or, Vaitiare, Morrison's Café, Moana Iti, Le Cigalon, L'O a la Bouche, L'Apizzeria, La Romana, Jack Lobster and Le Belvèdere with views of the city.
Papeete evening highlight: Enjoy a unique and informal dinner or a memorable post-dinner dessert at Vai'ete Square. Here, dozens of colorful roulottes, or food wagons, host a great variety of island cuisine and desserts. The boardwalk atmosphere is an informal and lively destination not to be missed.