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“Best lunch on the island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Ra'a

Cafe Ra'a
Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
32/55 15 30
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Ranked #15 of 32 restaurants in Hanga Roa
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Sydney
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Best lunch on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This endearing little cafe is where we had the best lunch/meal during our 4-day stay on the island. Its ceviche is sashimi quality fresh and delicious. It's salad with plump shrimps and warm juicy chicken breasts is a welcome break from the typical overcooked chicken elsewhere around the island. The humble vegetable soup is most refreshing, with 7 or 8 different vegies, most of them still crunchy (capsicum, cauliflower, Spanish onion, cucumber, etc) that brought out the best of the fresh produce.

Equally appreciated is the fact that they serve soft fresh bread, high quality extra-virgin olive oil, decent balsamic vinegar, a homemade aioli with mustard and basil that's delicious! These simple luxuries are what's lacking from most of the other cafes and restaurants on this island, and they are what we miss the most.

US$60 (including tip) for a simple lunch for two isn't cheap, but nothing is cheap on Easter Island. We paid nearly $40 (including tip) for two chewy sandwiches the night before at a big restaurant. Lunch at Cafe Ra'a is at least very enjoyable, and paying a little premium for that is worthwhile.

The service is attentive and polite, the music is uplifting, the little well situated tables on the veranda with colourful tablecloth and beautiful flowers made the cherry on my sundae.

Visited July 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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206 reviews 206 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The restaurant offers a good variety of dishes slightly different from what is served in other places. The service is also OK and fast. The outside terrace also is quite cozy and convenient.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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KA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best tuna carpaccio in town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We loved this wee restaurant. It has a nice veranda where you can relax and enjoy a yummy and fresh lunch or dinner. The staff is very friendly and we really appreciated the cook coming out to ask if the food was good.
The tuna carpaccio with Parmesan and balsamic vinegar is simply awesome! It literally melts in the mouth.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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World
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food, good menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We all had different menu items, all excellent. A bit pricey but worth it. Hard to find a good restaurant open on Christmas Eve, this was the one we selected.

Visited December 2012
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Massillon,Ohio
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Ate with a Lan voucher because of flight delay. Good service. Liked sitting outside with a view of the main street

Visited November 2012
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