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Makona Restaurant

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Seafood, Polynesian, Chilean
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Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
+56 32 255 0017
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Hanga Roa, Chile
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a small restaurant in the main street of easter island yet is one of the best restaurants, the ceviche is one o the best, and the service is also really good.

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Thank Andres F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I spent 5 nights in Hanga Roa and I think my favourite overall dining experience was the Makona. It was a warm Friday evening and I'd spent a happy hour or so watching the sunset at Tahai. I walked into town at about 8.30 and headed for the Makona as it had been recommended to me. It was pretty busy... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

I tried to go to Makona my first night on the island, but there was some kind of electrical problem and they were closed. I made a reservation for a couple of nights later, and the hostess(?) was very accommodating in calling another restaurant for me to make sure they had availability and calling a taxi for me. When I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Great meal and at a affordable price makes Makona a must do when on Easter island. Highly recommend the pisco sour.

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Oakland, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

It's been three years between visits to Easter Island, and the standards for dining at the Makona remain at their accustomed high quality! During our two weeks on the island we dined at the Makona five times. From the 5-pepper steak to cerviche, shrimp and fish, we were always more than pleased! The prices are lower by 20% from similar... More 

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Easter Island, Chile
1 review
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I have been here for one month and honestly, Makona has the best food EVER! My suggestions: Start with Shrimps (10US) , later Tuna Carpaccio or Papa Makona. And it´s not expensive as other places in the island.

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Oakland, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Go no further than this review to find the BEST FOOD and RAPA NUI AMBIANCE on Isla de Pasqua! The people there are so warm and welcoming. The menu is diverse and whatever you select you will have an exquisite dining experience! Don't miss out on their cerviche starter and be sure to order extra french fries -- they serve... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

It was our first meal in Rapa Nui and we really enjoyed it. We had the ceviche and the mahi-mahi. For dessert, the dolce de leche crepe was very good as well.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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110 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

The restaurant is on main street, few steps to supermarket. We tried the coconut fish soup, vegetable omelet and a paste, all very good. The fish soup there is the best we had in South America.

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Gracias por su comentario sobre nuestro restaurant, nos alegra que hayan disfrutado de la comida y el servicio. Sus opiniones... More 

New York City, New York
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

It's on the Main Street. We actually stopped a 7:30 and were told 10 more minutes. It opened at 8. The seafood soup was pretty good. The steak was taste less. Pisco sour was strong.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Polynesian, Chilean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: +56 32 255 0017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?