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Makona Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Polynesian, Seafood, Chilean, South American
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Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

First dinner in Hanga Roa was a pleasant surprise; the tuna with sauteed vegetables was to die for, as was the lomo al pobre. Not sure how they could obtain fresh bread at around 10pm on a weeknight, but they did and it was greatly appreciated. Highly recommended

Thank ctrl_mike
Winston-Salem, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Makona came highly recommended by a local resident. Days/hours open were random but we were lucky to hit an open evening. Dining area, open air on the Main Street of Hanga Roa, was casual and comfortable. Service was good. Pisco sours were great. Food -- fresh fish -- was well prepared and very good. Seafood stew was delicious too. Enjoyed... More 

Thank NCtravelerWS
Santiago, Chile
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

A very little place that serves really good food... unfortunately a little expensive compared to its neighbor restaurants. The plates are very large and the drinks are pretty good.

Thank Tripatthesun
Hanga Roa, Chile
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a small restaurant in the main street of easter island yet is one of the best restaurants, the ceviche is one o the best, and the service is also really good.

Thank Andres F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

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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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Easter Island, Chile
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Marcelo L
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polynesian, Seafood, Chilean, South American
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: 94955822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?