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Te Ra'ai Restaurant Rapa nui

Kaituoe s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
+56 32 255 1460
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Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $100
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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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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298 reviews 298 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Wanted to experience a traditional EasterIsland show so my hotel recommended this one & I wasn't disappointed. If your use to high end pretentious restaurants maybe not for you but if your prepared to let your hair down & have an open mind it's defiantly for you. I loved the down to earth vibe at this place. Im from NZ... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I read over and over how even people who normally hate this tourist-trap sort of show really liked it after all. My advice: if you hate tourist trap shows you will hate this one too. Save your money and go to Disneyworld instead. Horrible food, worse service and really bad wine. I just don't get how anyone can like this.... More

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