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Makona Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Polynesian, Chilean
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Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
+56 32 255 0017
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King's Lynn
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359 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this place at random while walking up the main street and we were very glad we did. I had fish which was excellent and served by very pleasant staff, but the highlight for me was the chance to drink a couple of bottles of the stout brewed on the Island by the Mahina brewery. At 6.8% it is a... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

After a tour at the market, have lunch in this small restaurant. Very good and fresh fish to eat grilled or raw (ceviche). Polynesian recipes. Great fresh fruit juices. With good wifi.

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate here on our first night and it was a good experience. My partner ordered the soup, which was unfortunately rather small (but tasty!). I had the fish in coconut and pineapple sauce and it was really tasty! The service was rather slow though, but there was only one server in the restaurant.

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Thank Sofia R
Hanga Roa, Chile
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

It is a good place to eat with your friends, your family, I'm born and raised in easter island, and I go to Makona restaurant every month cause it's a good place to eat well, with a excellent service, and relax. if you come to easter island it is a excellent option

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Thank Andres F
NY
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94 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

My husband and I had dinner at Makona our first day on Easter Island and it was a lovely experience. The restaurant is small but cozy and has a cute little outdoor seating space facing the main street. Our server was attentive and very nice and the food was delicious. Their menu is has many food options including a few... More 

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NY State
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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

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Winston-Salem, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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 

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Santiago, Chile
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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.

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Thank Tripatthesun
Hanga Roa, Chile
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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.

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Thank Andres F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Polynesian, Chilean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Atamu Tekena, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: +56 32 255 0017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?