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Te Ra'ai Restaurant Rapa nui

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Kaituoe s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
+56 32 255 1460
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cultural event service, traditional food "curanto Rapa Nui and artistic...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great experience

Got picked up from our hotel to enjoy this interactive cultural experience including a traditional meal - cooked underground like a hangi, but it's called an "Umu". We had our faces painted whilst traditional songs were being sang and issued a cocktail to start the night. We even had to perform... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Got picked up from our hotel to enjoy this interactive cultural experience including a traditional meal - cooked underground like a hangi, but it's called an "Umu". We had our faces painted whilst traditional songs were being sang and issued a cocktail to start the night. We even had to perform some traditional dance moves ourselves which was quite fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you look it as a restaurant, the food is tasty but just regular. Don't expect a sophisticated and haute cuisine experience as it's not meant to be that way. The preparation follows the ancient traditions and burying the stuff is part of the process. The owners are very nice and friendly people and try their best to make the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

You can eat here but make sure to pay for the show as well as this is the best part of the Rapanui experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The disappointing thing were the Hawaiian shirts the dancers/staff wear at the beginning of the evening (if we want to see aloha shirts we would go to Hawaii instead) although we get it that they are same Maori nation like in New Zealand or Hawaii, Tahiti but still... In that respect Vai Te Mihi was better with the Maori Tupuna... More 

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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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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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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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Additional Information about Te Ra'ai Restaurant Rapa nui

Address: Kaituoe s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
Phone Number: +56 32 255 1460
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 45 - 100

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kaituoe s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: +56 32 255 1460

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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