What to Eat in Bora Bora

Seafood features heavily on the menus of Bora Bora restaurants, and travelers would be remiss if they didn't try some of the local specialities, namely poisson cru, or raw tuna that has been marinated in lime juice and coconut milk. Mahi-mahi, grouper and bonito are other staples that are often found on Bora Bora menus. Visitors should also sample the locally grown pineapple, coconut and bananas. 

Keep in mind that many visitors to Bora Bora choose to purchase a meal plan through their resort, especially if their resort is located on a smaller motu (island), which necessitates boat travel to and from the main island where most of the popular restaurants are located. As you might imagine, Bora Bora's restaurants are often expensive – after all, importing ingredients is expensive. The destination's most popular, traveler-approved fine dining establishments include Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges at the St. Regis Bora Bora, where the ambiance and views rival the French-and-Asian menu, and St. James Bora Bora, where travelers say the service is unparalleled. For a cheaper dining experience, visitors might want to stop by a beachside roulotte (think: food truck) for some inexpensive local fare. Travelers suggest jumping in the queue for the roulottes with the longest lines, as there is likely a delicious reason for their popularity. Other travelers suggest shopping in local supermarkets in Vaitape for snacks and drinks (they'll cost significantly less than what's offered at your hotel).

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  • #1
    St James Bora Bora
    #1 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1028 reviewsTripAdvisor (1028)
    $$ | French, Seafood, European, Polynesian
    Centre Helene s Bay, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #2
    Bora Bora Yacht Club
    #2 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1078 reviewsTripAdvisor (1078)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Polynesian, French, Seafood, European
    Bp 123 98730 Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #3
    MaiKai Marina
    #3 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 843 reviewsTripAdvisor (843)
    $ - $$ | French, Seafood, Polynesian, International, Fusion
    B.p. 162, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #4
    Snack Matira
    #4 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 328 reviewsTripAdvisor (328)
    $ | American, Bar, Polynesian
    Circle Island Road, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #5
    The Lucky House - Fare Manuia
    #5 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1232 reviewsTripAdvisor (1232)
    $ - $$ | French, Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Polynesian
    Matira Point Matira, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #6
    Bloody Mary's
    #6 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1572 reviewsTripAdvisor (1572)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian
    Bp 38, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #7
    Aloe Cafe
    #7 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 678 reviewsTripAdvisor (678)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, Polynesian
    Centre Commercial le Pahia, Vaitape BP 1099 French Polynesia
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  • #8
    Tama'a Maitai
    #8 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 194 reviewsTripAdvisor (194)
    $ - $$ | French, European, Polynesian, International
    Bp 505 at Hotel Maitai Polynesia, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #9
    Vini Vini
    #9 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 80 reviewsTripAdvisor (80)
    $ - $$ | Bar
    Le Moana Bora Bora InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #10
    Iaorana Gelato
    #10 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 17 reviewsTripAdvisor (17)
    $ | Italian
    Residence Mautara, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #11
    Tevairoa Restaurant
    #11 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 40 reviewsTripAdvisor (40)
    $$ | European, Polynesian
    Bp 169 Vaitape Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #12
    Haere Mai
    #12 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 71 reviewsTripAdvisor (71)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    Bp 505 Adjacent to Hotel Maitai Polynesia, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #13
    Le Panda D'Or
    #13 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 78 reviewsTripAdvisor (78)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian
    Main Road, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #14
    Tiki Bar Bora Bora
    #14 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 14 reviewsTripAdvisor (14)
    $ - $$ |
    Amanahune, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #15
    Beach Burger Bora Bora
    #15 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10 reviewsTripAdvisor (10)
    $ - $$ | Deli
    8 Pointe de Matira avant le tournant PK, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • #16
    Banyan Chinese restaurant
    #16 of 19 Places to Eat in Vaitape
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3 reviewsTripAdvisor (3)
    Chinese, Asian
    Conrad Bora Bora Nui, Vaitape French Polynesia
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  • Snack Matira
    International
    Matira, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • Alfredo's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6 reviewsTripAdvisor (6)
    French
    Main Road, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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  • La Bounty
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 285 reviewsTripAdvisor (285)
    Pizza
    Matira, Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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