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Tataku Vave

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Polynesian, Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Caleta Hanga Piko s / n, Easter Island, Chile
+56 32 255 1544
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Weston, Massachusetts
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320 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were told that this was the best palce to get ceviche and it was. The mixed ceviche came elegantly presented in a large seashell. It was fresh and delicious. With a bottle of white Chilean wine it made for a great lunch. The indoor dining room is small, but they have an outdoor deck with additional tables.

Thank smokeylinks
San Francisco, California
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251 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

obviously you cant beat the view with the ocean crashing on the lava. and if the time is right you may wonder what those flashing lights in the water are, and than realize that you arent that far from the runway and a plane is about to land. this is a romantic place to watch the sunset. now the food... More 

Thank l1jjc0x
Oakland, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I was actually looking for another restaurant (Mahia I believe) during my stay, but for some reason (still unsure if this was the truth or not) my hotel said they couldn't locate it, and suggested this one instead. I later saw the proprietor of our hotel there, either working or managing it, so not sure if we were just told... More 

Thank Dan M
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great place for a sunset dinner. Tables adjecent to the Pacific. Warm welcome and superb fish dishes. We paid about 33k pesos for two mains and 4 drinks.

Thank Christiaan R
Oakland, California
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Based on locals' review that this is the best seafood on the island, we visited on our first night last night. I don't think there is a restaurant in the island that doesn't have a great view but this was clearly our favorite as it is farther away from the main area and is perched on a hill. The road... More 

2 Thank fairyknob
Mission, Texas
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Ask for Luis. he'll take great care of you. the fried fish is great and the loma grillada is even better. have a nice ceviche to share with a bottle of wine and you're good to go.

Thank smatthews8473
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant has a great view of the water. The service was friendly and the food was good. The vegetarian "ceviche" is a great option for vegetarians - it is a fresh marinated vegetable dish. The slipper lobsters were interesting but not to my taste. I think it is worth trying, though -- something different. Portions were big and presented... More 

Thank matcha2012
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A recommendation from our tour guide Nelson, brought many of our group to this restaurant. We were not disappointed. First of all the location is spectacular and a great place to enjoy a meal with friends. But the food is definitely the draw! A variety of freshly caught fish was offered to us along with several different preparations. The presentation... More 

1 Thank juniemoon55
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our best dinner on the island! The Tuna carpaccio with ceviche was awesome. Friendly service and good atmosphere with a lot of locals later in the evening. Beautiful setting on the sea shore off the beaten track. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Stig I
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Adding this ceviche to the top 10 of best seafood in the world. No joke. World traveler and foodie here was impressed with simplicity, freshness and great flavour. Add a side of taro chips and pair with wine... 'cause you can. Appetizer size is great for a sample, but if this is your main reason for coming here, get the... More 

1 Thank Travelin_Salsa

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?