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Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Restaurants

Rocco Tapas and Wine Bar

  • 109 Sealey St. Map It
  • Thames
  • Spanish

Updated 12/13/2013

Fodor's Review

Through the double gates and beyond the shell-and-stone patio is a little getaway with a hint of Spain, housed in a classic 1912 kauri villa. Run by an ex-winemaker and a Kiwi chef, the focus is on local wild-game, shellfish from the region's aquaculture farms, and free-range and organic produce where possible. Tapas can be an adventure; try the kangaroo kebabs, smoked eel filos or Albondigas (free-range pork and olive meatballs with spicy tomato sauce). For your main,

smoked duck breast with caramelised orange and chilli sauce is a winning signature dish. Light mains are also available—if the tapas aren't enough! Beautiful outdoor courtyard for summer, crackling fire inside in winter. It's Spanish, with strong Kiwi flavors.

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109 Sealey St., Thames, 3500, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Wed.–Sun. 5–9; lunch Wed.–Fri. and Sun.

Updated 12/13/2013


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