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Makona Restaurant

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Polynesian, Chilean, South American
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Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
94955822
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Rio de Janeiro
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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1 Thank PriscilaO
Charlotte, North Carolina
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109 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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1 Thank Weijie T
Makonarapanui, Gerente at Makona Restaurant, responded to this review
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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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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

We tried almost all of the restaurants on the main drag on Easter Island in search of the best Pisco Sours. Makona wins the prise by using all fresh ingredients including fresh key limes. The food is good and everything is reasonably priced. The waitstaff is competent and friendly and no one rushes you.

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Thank PattyAC20
Gig Harbor, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Not the cheapest restaurant in Hanga Roa but worth every penny. Our fish was so fresh, deliciously prepared, and beautifully presented! Five Stars.

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

We had take out from Makona the final night we were on the Island and I wish we eaten here the first night it was so good! Also, the staff was so friendly, the weather was very bad and most places were closed, but took our order for take out. We order so much food we had leftovers for breakfast... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

We have try several top ten restaurant according to tripadvisor. We went there at about 7pm. The service is excellent, who introduce to us various dishes, and how big the portion will be. We choose two type of fishes, one shrimp and a seafood soup. We are really amazed how good the fish they can prepare to us. We love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

I give my first review to this restaurant! Originally we asked our rental car owner for recommendations of good local restaurants, and this is one of his top lists. We just had dinner tonight and it was the best meal we ever had on this island. By the time we finished snorkeling it was about 7:10pm, we were so hungry... More 

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2 Thank Angel Y
Makonarapanui, Propietario at Makona Restaurant, responded to this review
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Iorana, muchas gracias por su comentario, nos alegra saber que a pesar de tener que esperar mi llegada disfrutaron de... More 

Hanga Roa, Chile
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

I love to eat in this restaurant, specially to share a nice time with friends. Meal is tasty and abundant. I love the "papas makona" which is a mix of chicken, shrimp and beef with a cheese sauce with french fries.. simply delicious! The people that work there are very friendly and always with a smile in their faces..

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Thank Jopitax
Makonarapanui, Gerente at Makona Restaurant, responded to this review
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Iorana, estamos muy agradecidos de su comentario, que bueno que hayan disfrutado de nuestras "papas makona" son abundantes y son... More 

London, United Kingdom
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

Lovely ceviche, soups and grilled tuna. All made as we asked and came fairly quickly - for Easter Island standards.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Polynesian, Chilean, South American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: 94955822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?