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All 34 Hanga Roa Restaurants

Te Ra'ai Restaurant Rapa nui

Kaituoe s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
+56 32 255 1460
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Ranked #8 of 34 Restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cultural event service, traditional food "curanto Rapa Nui and artistic show"1st Stage includes: roundtrip transfers from Hotels, reception with music and arts local manners, live music, takona, welcome cocktail, traditional ceremony "Pae Umu"with explanation in Spanish and English.Stage 2: Dinner based on local curanto and specialties of our restaurant; pork ribs, chicken, vegetables and fish baked in the heat of volcanic stones served in our dining room, fruit juice, red and white wine, accompaniments, sauces and dessert included. Special greetings.Stage 3: Show cultural artistic and interactive "Haha Varua', traditions, legends and stories with live music.
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
South San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Personal service from the owners + friendly staff + delicious local food made my enjoyment at this restaurant top notch!

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Before you go to dinner, there' s a cooking of the food with music and dance. They let kids do the "dancing", dressed in their jeans. Not what you expect of a authentic dance performance. If we wouldn't have been with a group, we would have left immediately. The dinner that followed wasn't very special as well. The dance show... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I found this program pricey, but I thought what the heck, I am on Easter Island. They know their service is unique, so they charge whatever they please. But they surely work for that money! We arrived, got face paint, a drink and some fish canapés, then we were seated to listen to the introduction and see some dances, charmingly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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342 reviews 342 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is an experience that is very highly recommended. It starts with your pick up from your hotel to the restaurant. You get an introductory drink and then learn how the food is cooked (underground, using hot stones, food covered in banana leaves). You are also exposed to some Rapa Mui and get a chance to learn a few steps... More

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Miami
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This was our first meal on Rapa Nui and it set a positive tone for the entire trip. We made reservations from Miami before leaving. As part of the cost of the meal they will pick you up at hotel. Don't forget your are on island time so if they say they will pick you up at 7:00 and they... More

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Richmond, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I was lucky enough to have Marcus from Easter Island Traveling make us dinner reservations for Te Ra'ai. What a fun experience. The food was amazing and the show was very informative. They took the time to explain what they were doing in both Spanish and English and provided wonderful insight on island traditions. Well worth the money for such... More

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Manosque, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Excellent way of learning more about the culture related to history, myths and legends and food preparation. The Umu Pae is a traditional (slow) cooking style. The result is very juicy meat because all is simmering in its own juice for many hours. The show after the dinner was also awesome. Was sitting on the second row, took great pictures.... More

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San Jose
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

we had a great time here. the traditional dances show was great. the dancers work very hard to put on a fantastic show - very energetic and thoughtfully done. we were also pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food as we had not had great experience with these show-and-a-meal deals. the pork in particular was savory and succulent. yum!... More

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Winnebago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

With all due respect to chaval Santa Fe, I got the impression that the folks at Te Ra'ai genuinely wanted to show off/share their culture and history of the umu and dance. Nothing I can put my finger on, just my take on things. We were the only Anglophiles there that night, so about 75% of the explanation was in... More

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Perth, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

BEST show in the island. It may be the most expensive but it surelly delivers the best! The show is incredible, w lots of details and explanations (in English, Spanish ans Portuguese). The tradicional food (Curanto) is also perfect, with wine, juice n water included...both "all you can eat (and drink)! A MUST GO place in town!

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