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“The Place for Drinks!”
Review of Bar Acuda

Bar Acuda
Ranked #3 of 47 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Lincoln Park, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The Place for Drinks!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Although we never ate at the restaurant, we did drink at the bar and we came back for more. They have some of the most talented and knowledgeable barkeeps I have ever met.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Frank V
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Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A disappointment.”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Flavors muddled and too much salt made for a disappointing dinner. After two vodka free martinis, we won't be back.
Even a formerly excellent restaurant can go downhill.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Tucsondiego
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“LOVED IT! Will go back!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Yesterday we tried to make reservations for a party of TWO at the Postcard Cafe. We heard it was a great restaurant, however, they didn't take reservations for two. We thought that was odd given that honeymooners come to Hawaii. So we told them we would stop by. Anyway, since we weren't locked in we called Bar Acuda based on recent reviews of both restaurants. We were able to get a place at the chef's table and then when we arrived they had a wonderful inside table available, despite them telling us they were booked! We were thrilled. We felt we made the perfect choice between the two restaurants! Bar Acuda is a tapas bar and we enjoyed many of them! Each delicious and each different! We had 1/2 liter of sangria which complimented our select tapas. We both enjoyed the ambiance and meal so much that we told the bus boy we were going to write a review RIGHT AWAY. We are still on Kauai and head home to Maui (where we hope they will open a Bar Acuda) today.

Very nice addition to Hanalei!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Matt K
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

After reviewing all of great comments both on Trip Advisor and Yelp we decided to give this place a try. We weren't disappointed! We ended up ordering 7 dishes to share. Memorable were the short ribs, tender and tasty served over polenta, and the Ono which was moist served over mashed potatoes. Also worth trying was the grilled marinated flank steak which was sweet and spicy...delicious! For dessert, the coconut creme brûlée with chocolate on the bottom proved to be a nice variation.

The service was quite efficient. Once the order was placed the tapas started rolling out one by one. This restaurant is worth a return trip!

Visited June 2014
Thank Steven S
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san juan islands, washington state
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best foodie-type food on Kauai”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We made reservations here at the last minute and were surprised by the fabulous food. Kauai is fabulous and wonderful, but a foodie paradise it is not. Bar Acuda does an excellent job of making fancy, delicious tapas. It was the best food we had while on Kauai. Tapas are small plates, so we had to order a lot to fill up after a hard day swimming. They added up quickly $$$! The drinks are tasty. The atmosphere is fun. Busy place, so make reservations. We saw people turned away without reservations, that is never any fun.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank lilyroses
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