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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hangi / umu yum!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Jacquie S
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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South San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
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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1,172 reviews 1,172 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
355 helpful votes 355 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 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
2 reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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