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Makona Restaurant

Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Ranked #9 of 31 restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Chilean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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85% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As others have already noted this is a very good place to eat and it serves particularly good fish dishes with a variety of interesting sauces. The service is friendly and prompt, by local standards and if you are on the island for a few nights this is definitely a place that you should try at least once. A table... More

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Belgrade, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My favorite island restaurant because of the amazing sauces on the *very* fresh fish. Be sure to try the 5-pepper sauce...it get's 5 stars! Also, if you're craving veg, instead of rice or salad, get the stir-fried veg... Great! Only frustration is that it seemed to frequently be closed or to open fairly late in the evening for dinner. Other... More

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Austin, TX
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

food is overpriced on the island and this is no exception but at least the food is tasty and well prepared.

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Langstone, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Popped in to avoid a rain shower and had a really excellent meal. I had fish in a coconut and fruit sauce and my partner had a steak. Both dishes were really very good. The service was quick and friendly. It was reasonably priced for Easter Island. Couldn't ask for much more.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

When we weren't eating empanadas, we were at Makona for the large variety of fresh fish and ways to have it prepared. Everything we ordered was excellent, prepared perfectly, and very tasty. Service was fast and precise and the food costs are very reasonable. You can get just about anything to drink as the waiter runs to the grocery store... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Our hotel host said this was his favorite restaurant on the island, and we were not disappointed. The strength of the restaurant is the way the fish is prepared, with your choice of very flavorful sauces. The portion size was perfect for us, and the prices were very reasonable considering the quality and the location. The atmosphere is nice enough,... More

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stopped here for lunch after a receiving a flyer at the airport from a pleasant employee. The service was excellent and attentive without being intrusive. The dishes were colorful and well presented. The whitefish was soft and cooked perfectly. The place seems to attract mostly English-speaking tourists, but all are welcome of course. Very central location.

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Mississauga, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We ate at Makona twice on our recent visit to Easter Island. On the first visit we had five pepper fish and five pepper steak and it was fantastic, the best meal of the trip. Both were cooked to perfection and very tender. On the second visit we each tried something new and didn't like either of them. I can't... More

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My wife and I had dinner here last night and were both satisfied with our meals. We both had fish dishes that came with one side dish for $20 each. I wife had fish in pepper sauce with mixed vegetables while I had fish with seafood and rice. The fish was cooked properly and the mixed veg was a nice... More

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Montreal, Canada
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445 reviews 445 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The place is on the main strip, not the sunset view you get at the pier, but you can see people go by and it's close to where we were staying... The grill fish we had was a local variety, a rock fish that's just available here on the island... It was a little dry but good to know we... More

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