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Makona Restaurant

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Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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  • 74
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best meal on Easter island

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Weijie T
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 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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Makonarapanui, Propietario at Makona Restaurant, responded to this review
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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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181 reviews 181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Beautiful sculptures & interior design, amazing ceviche very fresh and beautifully served, delicious creppes and cold champagne.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chilean

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