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“Simple but pleasant and off the beaten track”
Review of Tataku Vave

Tataku Vave
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chilean
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

One might easily be put off by the location, down a rutted earth track near the shipping harbour, but once there it turns out to be right on the sea, with breakers crashing on the rocks that stretch right up to its terrace. It is simple, with staff wearing their own clothes, and coloured table cloths, but it is not without a certain rustic charm. The menu is not extensive and fairly fish oriented. However, after this first impression I was surprised to find the quality of the food and its presentation more professional than the ambience had led me to expect. It was a little odd to be offeted mashed potato or rice with grilled fish, but rightly or wrongly I put this down to local custom. After the many dire warnings about the level of prices in Easter Island these were also a pleasant surprise: no main course was more than abouy 11,000 pesos, and I paid 21,000 for two courses and a beer, including service. Coffee and tea were complimentary. Admittedly I am used to London prices, and after a holiday in Norway anything seems reasonable.

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by locals. This was our fifth restaurant that we ate at on Easter Island and was the worst of the lot. Food wise, you can eat much better at other restaurants particularly at La Kaleta. We had the lobsters which were ok but not great and certainly not worth the money. Of enormous inconvenience to us (frankly it ruined the dinner) was the fact, which we only learnt when presented with the bill, that they only accept CASH. All other restaurants we went to on Easter Island accept cards as ANY restaurant is expected to do. My partner had to trek it to the bank to withdraw cash to pay the bill at 2300 hrs. This is 2014 and if you do not accept cards then please put a BIG SIGN on the Door saying "Cash Only". If we had known, we would have gone to another restaurant. At 100 euro for dinner, it is not cheap and travellers should not be made to carry cash around in these quantities...This ruined the evening but service was slow, and the food was not that great either so it was generally very disappointing.

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Thank LyKni
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

amazing place, best views ever, simple amazing tasty fresh food and the best service in easter island! the only downside to this place is it doesnt take credit cards, but the waitress offer us to come back the next day to pay? very cute. highly recommended!

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

This restaurant is on the very southern edge of Hanga Roa on a dirt road. Our hotel recommended it and walking there we thought it was crazy but once we arrived we were amazed. One of the best view restaurants in the entire round. It is a family run restaurant and service was both warm and efficient -something I can't say about everywhere on Easter Island. Cocktails were very good as was the food. Highly recommend, our best meal on the island!

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Thank gbs4
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Eating out is expensive on Easter Island but not surprising when you think of where it is. Our hotel recommended a few eateries including this one and we were not disappointed. The food was very good and so was the service. We sat for a long while watching the sunset. When you visit Easter Island don't just walk past Tataku Vave.

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