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“Best Restaurant on Easter Island”
Review of Makona Restaurant

Makona Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 52 Restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chilean
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
1 review
“Best Restaurant on Easter Island”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed on Easter Island for over a week and tried tons of restaurants. This was one of the few that we went to on multiple occasions. The waiter, who I think is also the owner, is a really nice guy, and speaks good English too. The menu has English listings in addition to the normal Spanish listings.

The best part about this restaurant is that the waiter literally goes to the markets next-door to buy fresh goods as soon as someone makes an order. You know your food will always be fresh and great. The one downside on that, is that it means that you do have to wait a little longer than usual to get your food. My top recommendation is the fresh fish of the day with "Salsa Exotica".

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Thomas C
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Wellington
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Ceviche”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Dived all day, really hungry. Great ceviche, great steak, great service and a good street presence. For the linguistically lazy the menu is in Spanish and English....Wanted to return on my last evening on the Island, unfortunately closed.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Half-Here
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Washington, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
484 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Every review is right - try the fish”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

Heck, you are steps away from the ocean - why eat anything else. Options abound but this place is sure thing if seafood is what you seek.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank ozdess9
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Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Fish and View!”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had an excellent fish dinner here! The service was a little spotty. But the food was worth it. The view of the water is beautiful. We missed the sunset but could only imagine how amazing it would be from this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank PopcornFamily
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London
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Best fish in Hanga Roa”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

As others have already noted this is a very good place to eat and it serves particularly good fish dishes with a variety of interesting sauces.
The service is friendly and prompt, by local standards and if you are on the island for a few nights this is definitely a place that you should try at least once.
A table outside gives one an insight into the passing trade in the town's main street.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank travelbug47london
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