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Makona Restaurant

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Chilean, South American
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Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
94955822
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Probably my favourite

I spent 5 nights in Hanga Roa and I think my favourite overall dining experience was the Makona. It was a warm Friday evening and I'd spent a happy hour or so watching the sunset at Tahai. I walked into town at about 8.30 and headed for the Makona as it had been recommended to me. It was pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
bluetunney
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent 5 nights in Hanga Roa and I think my favourite overall dining experience was the Makona. It was a warm Friday evening and I'd spent a happy hour or so watching the sunset at Tahai. I walked into town at about 8.30 and headed for the Makona as it had been recommended to me. It was pretty busy... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I tried to go to Makona my first night on the island, but there was some kind of electrical problem and they were closed. I made a reservation for a couple of nights later, and the hostess(?) was very accommodating in calling another restaurant for me to make sure they had availability and calling a taxi for me. When I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great meal and at a affordable price makes Makona a must do when on Easter island. Highly recommend the pisco sour.

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Oakland, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

It's been three years between visits to Easter Island, and the standards for dining at the Makona remain at their accustomed high quality! During our two weeks on the island we dined at the Makona five times. From the 5-pepper steak to cerviche, shrimp and fish, we were always more than pleased! The prices are lower by 20% from similar... More 

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Thank davidmcclendon
Easter Island, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I have been here for one month and honestly, Makona has the best food EVER! My suggestions: Start with Shrimps (10US) , later Tuna Carpaccio or Papa Makona. And it´s not expensive as other places in the island.

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Oakland, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Go no further than this review to find the BEST FOOD and RAPA NUI AMBIANCE on Isla de Pasqua! The people there are so warm and welcoming. The menu is diverse and whatever you select you will have an exquisite dining experience! Don't miss out on their cerviche starter and be sure to order extra french fries -- they serve... More 

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Thank davidmcclendon
Rio de Janeiro
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

It was our first meal in Rapa Nui and we really enjoyed it. We had the ceviche and the mahi-mahi. For dessert, the dolce de leche crepe was very good as well.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The restaurant is on main street, few steps to supermarket. We tried the coconut fish soup, vegetable omelet and a paste, all very good. The fish soup there is the best we had in South America.

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Gracias por su comentario sobre nuestro restaurant, nos alegra que hayan disfrutado de la comida y el servicio. Sus opiniones... More 

New York City, New York
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

It's on the Main Street. We actually stopped a 7:30 and were told 10 more minutes. It opened at 8. The seafood soup was pretty good. The steak was taste less. Pisco sour was strong.

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Thank travelertobe
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We tried almost all of the restaurants on the main drag on Easter Island in search of the best Pisco Sours. Makona wins the prise by using all fresh ingredients including fresh key limes. The food is good and everything is reasonably priced. The waitstaff is competent and friendly and no one rushes you.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: 94955822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chilean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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