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Reviewed March 17, 2020

Lovely friendly service. We decided to rest here with a bowl of yum seasoned chips, a couple of beers for hubby, and a couple of Piscos for me!! Try the Pisco with Watermelon, and then maybe the Pisco with Mango. My vote is on the...Watermelon!! Enjoy!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020

I stepped into Makona with my friend after reading that it was top 10 in Rapa Nui Island. I ordered grilled tuna, and unfortunately I didn't appreciate the taste. It was saltless, tasteless. Nevertheless, the waitress was very friendly. My friend said she liked her...plate (Exotic Fish), so maybe I just made a poor choice. The juice I ordered was delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

This was recommended by the hostel owner on the island. I was only one of two tables occupied at the time. The waiter was very nice and suggested a local beer when I asked if there were any. Great beer. Ordered the fried shrimp to...start. Very fresh and done perfectly! Ordered the tuna steak in teriyaki for dinner, it came with rice and vegetables and was very delicious. The atmosphere was interesting being on a busy street with stray dogs all over and one man stopping and staring at another mans plate from the sidewalk. Service was extremely slow due to only one waiter serving the entire place. A few large groups arrived and he took more attention to them, obviously. It was quicker to walk in and pay vs waiting for the check. I know it’s a different country and culture, but don’t forget about the tourists too since we also write reviews. Despite this, I would definitely recommend this for dinner.make sure you check the hours since they seem sporadic.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

We ate two times in this restaurant. The food is super good specially the fish. I would recommend the exotic fish which is with mango, coconut cream and ananas. Everything is fresh. The decoration is very nice. Also the staff is very friendly.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 19, 2019

We went to this restaurant first time on Friday at 7 hr and it was closed!, we checked first on internet and it say it was opened until 23 hr. We tried again and could eat there. We don´t like the taste of the food,...missing taste. Not a good experience.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Although you are at the main street of Hanga Roa, the terrace is nice. The food is very good and you feel a kind of home style food, delicious. Service was fast and friendly, Prices are like in other places of Rapa Nui, high as...compared with the Chilean continent, but taking into account that are in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it's fine. Don't miss itMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 6, 2019

We ended up here for either a late lunch or an early dinner after checking out the main street in town. We had a delicious meal, great ceviche and a swordfish. Server was friendly. Great intro to this unique island.

Date of visit: June 2019
Alejandra M, Propietario at Makona Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019
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Gracias por visitarnos , nos alegra saber que disfrutaron de nuestra gastronomía y servico. Saludos

Reviewed June 4, 2019

Delicious meal while in Easter Island. Comfortable atmosphere and the server (possibly also owner?) was so nice.

Date of visit: May 2019
Alejandra M, Propietario at Makona Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Iorana, thanks for rate us on tripavdisor. we do our Best to make you enjoy your visit at our restaurant. The Chef is the onwer, who cooks for you and her sister and a good Friend are the waitress Grettings

Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

I wanted to love this place too. We tried to come here at 6 pm one night. But when we arrived there were employees sitting inside and just rudely said that they were closed. When we asked when they would open again they said something...like 'maybe an hour' then continued chatting with one another. There's other great places in town to eat, we didn't bother going back.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Alejandra M, Propietario at Makona Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019
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iorana, lamentamos mucho tu experiencia en nuestro restaurant, lamentable no pudiste conocer nuestra gastronomía y servicio, me temo que cuando...More

Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Excellent fish, probably one of the very best in Hanga Roa. Been there 2x in 5 days, would return again. The exotic tuna and the chef’s pescado are absolutely recommended! Nice service, reasonable prices, and great fruit juices.

Date of visit: March 2019
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casual, it is an island restrurant, so not really has dress code
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  • Yes, Makona Restaurant offers takeout services.

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  • Makona Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4