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Tataku Vave

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Polynesian, Chilean, South American
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Caleta Hanga Piko s / n, Easter Island, Chile
+56 32 255 1544
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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134 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The restaurant is past the harbor, and is not a place you would happen upon if you were not going specifically to the restaurant. The view is great. It is on the water, and waves crash on the lava rocks. Food and price was fine, but you are mainly going here for the setting. We went at sun set, and... More 

Thank ybselgo
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

The location here is great. Super for watching sunsets, waves crashing on the lava and the Dreamliner from Lan Chile on the way to Tahiti landing right above the restaurant at around 10 pm. But the service is slow. It took ages from them go get our order. It took 4 requests to get the check. Each time they nod... More 

Thank Redspring
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205 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This restaurant's terrace overlooks the Pacific ocean and the fishing port of Hanga Roa making it a perfect place for watching sunsets. There are hammocks to laze in next to the restaurant. The service was good and the seafood selections excellent. Lots of choice. Pricing is normal for the island so on the expensive side but worth it.

1 Thank MajaMontreal
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

A great location ruined by a poor service - and the guests being more interested in taking selfies than enjoying the Pacific view. Got worse when a member of staff starting throwing rocks at what were very friendly dogs/puppies. Give it a miss.

1 Thank alan t
Arizona, USA
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310 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

This restaurant sits on a point of land overlooking the small port and the open ocean to the west. We arrived about 6:40 and had to wait until the kitchen opened at 7. Service was quite slow, but the food, when it came, was delicious. We both had fish dishes. As the sun sets it can get quite hot so... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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393 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Had a truly inspired meal here, savouring the traditional seafood delights of Rapa Nui. For entree I enjoyed slipper lobster, literally miniature lobsters that were sweet and delicate in flavour. This was followed by a simply cooked local fish dish, utterly delectable and served on a bed of mashed potato. All this was washed down with a glass of excellent... More 

1 Thank fional943
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been doing too well food wise when we stumbled across this gem! It's ceviche is said to be the star dish and it certainly looked amazing but we had a tuna sashimi and baby slipper lobsters to die for and a fresh local fish. The view over the volcanic beach was beautiful and the sunset spectacular! ( yes,... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I didn't love this place at all. It is very pretty to be sure. Service was not bad. The beer was cold. I ordered prawns in garlic butter and they were really overcooked. Husband had lobster, pretty much flavorless so we were at least able to put the shrimp butter/garlic to good use.

Thank Samara22014
Cottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Tataku Vave is situated right on the shoreline with a great view of the coast. It was highly recommended by the manager at our hotel (Puku Vai) and we were not disappointed. As in most Rapa Nui restaurants the emphasis is on fish. My generous portion of seared tuna with a sesame seed crust was outstanding. I had no reason... More 

Thank Chris R
Darlington, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Lovely atmosphere but rather pricey. Good seafood and beautiful view to the beach. Wheelchair accessible.

Thank Lori N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Polynesian, Chilean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caleta Hanga Piko s / n, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island
  • Phone Number: +56 32 255 1544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?