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Te Ra'ai Restaurant Rapa nui

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Kaituoe s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
+56 32 255 1460
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Cultural event service, traditional food "curanto Rapa Nui and...
Cultural event service, traditional food "curanto Rapa Nui and artistic show"1st Stage includes: roundtrip transfers from Hotels, reception with music and arts local manners, live music, takona, welcome cocktail, traditional ceremony "Pae Umu"with explanation in Spanish and English.Stage 2: Dinner based on local curanto and specialties of our restaurant; pork ribs, chicken, vegetables and fish baked in the heat of volcanic stones served in our dining room, fruit juice, red and white wine, accompaniments, sauces and dessert included. Special greetings.Stage 3: Show cultural artistic and interactive "Haha Varua', traditions, legends and stories with live music.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Native Show!

I enjoy the show and knowing more about this incredible Rapa Nui Culture, The food was great wraped in banana leafs and cook in an authentic Rapa Nui oven under ground. I will love to repeat my visit next year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
lina m
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Touristy and expensive but the package does include hotel pick up and return, welcome drink, H'orderves, face paint, hangi food cooking and unearthing ceremony, dance lesson, 2 course dinner, wine, water and show. The women dancers certainly know how to shake their hips and the buffed young men gyrating their stuff are mesmerising. Oh and keeping with the tourist theme... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I enjoy the show and knowing more about this incredible Rapa Nui Culture, The food was great wraped in banana leafs and cook in an authentic Rapa Nui oven under ground. I will love to repeat my visit next year.

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Thank lina m
santiago,chile
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

This is not just a good restaurant but the best Traditional Dance in the island. I.already so satisfied with the food, but when dancers, singers And a Master of ceremony came out on stage, it simply blew my mine. Amazing

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Our hotel receptionist booked this for us, they picked us up and brought us back after the show, compliments of this restaurant.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Three days a week. Serves curanto food at every show, which is very nice and smokey. The show is nice too... Though could be a tad shorter.

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Santiago, Chile
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The food is a 'Curanto' (typical Chilean pit cooker) and it's a buffet style serving. The food gets a very nice smokey flavor from the hot stones and banana leaves it gets cooked in, though the pork had too much fat for my taste and the fish came out a bit dry. The show was great and well worth the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

The food is average but you get to see how they cook it the traditional way (very interesting). The show after dinner is very nice and entertaining, the dancers are great and you can get an explanation of their customs and traditions. I recommend it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

First there was a young girl dancing (wearing jeans) and then a (fat) boy dancing too. Not too exiting. Then the food - some of the food was prepared in the earth. And that was good and interesting. The buffet was allright, but we did not have the time to enjoy it. The show was rather good. The chairs were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Got picked up from our hotel to enjoy this interactive cultural experience including a traditional meal - cooked underground like a hangi, but it's called an "Umu". We had our faces painted whilst traditional songs were being sang and issued a cocktail to start the night. We even had to perform some traditional dance moves ourselves which was quite fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

If you look it as a restaurant, the food is tasty but just regular. Don't expect a sophisticated and haute cuisine experience as it's not meant to be that way. The preparation follows the ancient traditions and burying the stuff is part of the process. The owners are very nice and friendly people and try their best to make the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kaituoe s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: +56 32 255 1460

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Cultural event service, traditional food "curanto Rapa Nui and artistic show"1st Stage includes: roundtrip transfers from Hotels, reception with music and arts local manners, live music, takona, welcome cocktail, traditional ceremony "Pae Umu"with explanation in Spanish and English.Stage 2: Dinner based on local curanto and specialties of our restaurant; pork ribs, chicken, vegetables and fish baked in the heat of volcanic stones served in our dining room, fruit juice, red and white wine, accompaniments, sauces and dessert included. Special greetings.Stage 3: Show cultural artistic and interactive "Haha Varua', traditions, legends and stories with live music.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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