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Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6165
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Meals were ok, nothing to complain about, but the place is a little dated and in need of a bit of a spruce up, although we were early and I get the impression that this place might be a bit of a night spot later...More

Thank Sharryn B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having been to Finns in Calgary - what a difference! We stopped for a quick bite & a cold one early afternoon. Its very average, service is average. Food is a wee bit pricey.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This place knows how to party! With an excellent live band playing outside under cover some good old get up sing & dance music. Then inside rocked its own DJ music which was a little more alternative and for the younger generation. Pool tables and...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Walked into the pub to be greeted by really friendly bar staff, Lorraine couldn't have made us feel anymore welcome! Felt more welcome than at our local back in england!! Had the bet chicken nibbles and the chips to die for (actual vinegar!!) Boyfriend had...More

Thank Leahpee1
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We stopped for a quick snack. The soup of the day was delicious. My husband had a toastie with chips. It was good value. Prompt service. The manager was friendly, answering some questions we had about the area.

Thank 687bernadettej
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is your typical Irish bar - the Guinness was good and the menu had the old favourites. I had the pork belly, which was OK. It came with mashed potatoes and... roast potatoes. No other veges on offer, which made it a bit difficult...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Hi chef for the genius beef pie tonight. Your pie was quite salty. You probably used a bottle of your damn salt. It really didnt match my expectation. Feel so disappointed.

Thank Phyllis T
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A great place to watch rugby. We stumbled upon this place while we were in Taupo during the lions tour, and we were looking for somewhere to watch the midweek game between the 1st and 2nd test. It was mainly filled with British fans but...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Cheap average meal, nice atmosphere but probably more importantly nice and warm. Staff friendly enough but felt it could have been cleaner. Table grubby.

Thank NZGaye
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Brought the Guinness pie and shank pie wow a total over price!! $25 for a pie with mashed spuds and mashed peas. The bar is very dark and the staff are very unprofessional. Take a miss and head around to the front of the lake...More

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3350, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6165
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Finn MacCuhals is an infamous large Irish bar with extensive outdoor seating and an awesome atmosphere. We provide a wide range of decent, hearty "pub grub" style meals to suit all tastes. Normally quieter and more relaxed during the week but pumping at the weekends with Live Music and a D.J from 10pm, favourite hangout for tourists and locals alike, it's a place not to be missed when travelling through Taupo and an excellent location for parties and functions.
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