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“Good view but unpalatable food”
Review of La Kaleta

La Kaleta
Ranked #14 of 58 Restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We had dinner on our first night in Easter Island, the sunset view was beautiful.

But I cannot imagine how a piece of tuna can cooked to cardboard texture.

The 2 stars are for the view, the food is a big fat ZERO

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This was the perfect spot after a great dive! The grilled fish sandwich is delish! Wash it down w/ a margarita. Get memorized by the surfers and wonder how they survive the waves mixed w/ the lava rock. The deck is perfect viewing for a nice chill afternoon.

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Thank Sondra W
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Overpriced average food, but nice view and good service.
Mixed ceviche was ok, but nothing special
Very Nice view and good service

Thank Rainer H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We walked into the restaurant about 7:45 pm and greeted the hostess politely and asked for a table for two persons, all in Spanish. She looked into the back room, said "Si," and gestured us toward the room's entrance. We seated ourselves at the only available table which was away from the scenic side of the restaurant. We had a good view of what was going on and enjoyed the breeze. After 20 minutes, a waitress brought us menus (one of which was incomplete, lacking the meal page) and said she would be right back. She never returned. After another 25 minutes, we left and went up the pier to another restaurant that had a lower TA review but provided great service and an excellent meal. During our time at La Kaleta, we noticed the two waitresses were running all over the restaurant, both inside and out, each covering the entire place and not just a zone. They also spent most of the time bringing drinks to the very thirsty patrons. When a waitress brought a sandwich to one table, everyone at the table cheered. -- from the dirty dishes it was apparent that the rest had finished their meals already. Based on the TA reviews a a recommendation we found in a good local guidebook, we were certainly disappointed in the service.

Thank Joe R
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We ate here twice while on a tour of Easter Island. Beautiful spot on the water, very calming. First night I had ceviche and my husband had a seared rare tuna steak & both were excellent and service for our group of 10 was superb. Second time same group of 10 and service and food weren't quite as good. My husband had shrimp and it was fine, nothing outstanding and I had the tuna steak. I ordered it seared, very rare expecting it to be the same as the night before and received it done on the medium to medium well side. I did let the server know it wasn't done correctly but decided not to send it back because everyone else's food was served and we just didn't have the time to spare. I love tuna anyway. I would still recommend this as a place to eat as the view was spectacular and the food was still good. BTW - the desserts were very good too!

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Thank Nadine D
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