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Te Ra Ai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Kaituoe, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
+56 32 255 1460
09:00 - 23:00
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Mon 09:00 - 23:00
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Keene, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

There are several authentic dance ensembles on Easter Island, but only one that explains the history and culture of the Rapa Nui people in Spanish and English: Te Ra’ai. Upon arriving my friends and I were escorted to sit around an open fire pit and listen to live traditional music. (We opted to see the show only forgoing the dinner.)... More 

Thank Meg G
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 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 

Thank Karen B
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 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.

Thank lina m
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 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

1 Thank waso69
Crawley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

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

Thank Michael49698
Bengaluru, India
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85 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 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.

Thank Avinash_blr
Santiago, Chile
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 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 

Thank TheBlackCondor
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 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!

Thank Cecilia D
Naerum, Denmark
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172 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 

1 Thank Anette E
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518 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Kaituoe, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: +56 32 255 1460
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?