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Hetu U

Atamu Tekena, s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Ranked #10 of 32 restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Easter Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Hetu'u has closed. I don't know what else to say about it. It was good originally, but went downhill of late.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Food is typical island fare. Service was good. Food between main course of fish and beer was about $32 USA.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We almost ate here twice it was so good. The food was authentic Chilean food. Fish carpaccio, ceviche, and empanadas were all amazing. Service was terrific. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Ceviche on the island is, in general rather disappointing because it is usually simply tuna. This restaurant worked with the same fish and shellfish and came up with something much better. The entire night was great, from a table seaside to 3 different dinners, wine and postres.

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Another excellent ceviche in Hanga Roa! My husband loves ceviche and enjoyed his dish at Hatu U. I am not a ceviche lover and had the stuffed chicken that was excellent. The service was very friendly and attentive with most of the patio tables occupied. The Escudo beer and pisco sours were great. There was also a resident chicken and... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Ate here three times, as this place seems to always be open! We found the service to be attentive and friendly. We ate mainly fish (although my partner did have chicken one day) which was fresh and tasty. I had the ceviche on one occasion and highly recommend it. The mixed vegetables were also surprisingly good (fresh)

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NW England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The service. My wife is allergic to fish and seafood which caused problems given that the menus on Easter Island are dominated by these (not surprising 2000 miles from the nearest land) but they provided an excellent meal for her the first time we ate here and again when we went back. Good atmosphere also.

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Visited this unpretentious restaurant on the advice of hotel receptionist. Local fish fried in a light batter was solid, meaty, tasty stuff. The barbeque sauce with which it came was surprisingly apt for the dish. Fried sweet potato slices were crisp without being dry and sauteed vegetables were varied and plentiful. This was simple but imaginative food helpfully and quite... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We ate here twice and were delighted with the meal each time. Great fish but also the best steak ever and pretty good value.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stay on Easter Island for a week and had the opportunity to try many restaurants. In our week's worth of sampling, my SO and I both concluded that this was by far our worst meal. The fish was very overdone to the point where it was tough. The appetizers were pieces of fried bread dough - not my idea... More

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