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Makona Restaurant

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Chilean, South American
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Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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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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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Not the cheapest restaurant in Hanga Roa but worth every penny. Our fish was so fresh, deliciously prepared, and beautifully presented! Five Stars.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had take out from Makona the final night we were on the Island and I wish we eaten here the first night it was so good! Also, the staff was so friendly, the weather was very bad and most places were closed, but took our order for take out. We order so much food we had leftovers for breakfast... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have try several top ten restaurant according to tripadvisor. We went there at about 7pm. The service is excellent, who introduce to us various dishes, and how big the portion will be. We choose two type of fishes, one shrimp and a seafood soup. We are really amazed how good the fish they can prepare to us. We love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I give my first review to this restaurant! Originally we asked our rental car owner for recommendations of good local restaurants, and this is one of his top lists. We just had dinner tonight and it was the best meal we ever had on this island. By the time we finished snorkeling it was about 7:10pm, we were so hungry... More 

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Iorana, muchas gracias por su comentario, nos alegra saber que a pesar de tener que esperar mi llegada disfrutaron de... More 

Hanga Roa, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I love to eat in this restaurant, specially to share a nice time with friends. Meal is tasty and abundant. I love the "papas makona" which is a mix of chicken, shrimp and beef with a cheese sauce with french fries.. simply delicious! The people that work there are very friendly and always with a smile in their faces..

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Iorana, estamos muy agradecidos de su comentario, que bueno que hayan disfrutado de nuestras "papas makona" son abundantes y son... More 

London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely ceviche, soups and grilled tuna. All made as we asked and came fairly quickly - for Easter Island standards.

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Address: Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
Cuisine: Chilean, South American

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

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  • Cuisine: Chilean, South American

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