Fodor's Expert Review La Petite Auberge
$ Pape'ete French
This little restaurant a few blocks back from the cruise ship port has a rustic French ambience with vases of fresh flowers everywhere and French and Tahitian ornaments and artwork adorning the walls. Shrimp in coconut milk and vanilla are a specialty, as are the desserts, which are homemade. Ask for le vacherin glace a la vanilla, a type of vanilla ice-cream. The friendly staff speaks English, which is something of a plus in Pape'ete.
Tahiti, Windward Islands 98713, French Polynesia
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Closed Sun., Reservations essential