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Tisa's Barefoot Bar

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, Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Awesome place!

Had an awesome dinner and drinks. Called ahead and they were ready and waiting for us. Candy Man was there to greet us and made awesome scratch pina coladas. Tisa greeted us as well. The food was excellent and the ambiance and stories were a highlight of our trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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English first
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had an awesome dinner and drinks. Called ahead and they were ready and waiting for us. Candy Man was there to greet us and made awesome scratch pina coladas. Tisa greeted us as well. The food was excellent and the ambiance and stories were a highlight of our trip.

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Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped by Tisa's on a Saturday afternoon. After seeing the brochure they distribute, I assumed this was a cruise ship tourist trap. Our visit only confirmed that assumption. If that's what you're looking for, this is your place.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Hewn from local wood into the curve of the shoreline, this rambling beach bar speaks to those who want island charm. Tisa's partner, the Candy Mann, cooks a mean bit of swordfish with salad and plantain chips. If he's not busy, bend his ear for some tips about what to see and do. Great place to pull up for a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We tried to call the restaurant several times but always got an answering machine which said it was open from 11am-7pm. The taxi ride from the main harbor is $40 round trip. When we got there a couple of staff were busy setting up despite the fact it was 1pm. They said they were full for a private party that... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

they offer a very limited menu -- whatever is fresh and on hand. the day we visited there was swordfish with coconut milk sauce, and bangers (New Zealand sausages) with fried plantain. We ordered both and they were both just fabulous! Drank Valima beer and also had their coconut smoothie (they'll add rum if you wish) -- excellent location, great... More 

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Volcano, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Open on Sunday when few things are. Very tropical to have a drink in the open air patio on this beautiful beach. Food is good not much selection but tasty. The snorkeling is excellent off Tisa's she'll usually let you go if you buy food and drink otherwise I think she charges a couple of bucks to use the beach.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We visited on 20th Feb. Beer was cold, food was good if expensive for a beach bar. Delightful location. However, the place was dirty and tatty. Obviously great decor/ambience when new but never updated. Flies,yes, and the dog was a nuisance and had been sick on the floor under our table. Toilets barely adequate. Overall not a great experience. They... More 

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Graham, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Tisa's is a great place. My colleague and I stopped there for a meal on our way back from Aunu'u Island. The owners are incredibly friendly. No set menu or hours--just show up hungry, and they will take care of you the best they can. Friendly cats and dogs on site as well. The bar is located at a lovely... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nice to stop for a beer after a drive around the coast. Did not eat. Limited menu but enough for lunch. Very scenic spot with thatched roofs and interesting beachy decor

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Thanksgiving in Pago Pago was not going to include turkey. Our group of 10 decided for fish at Tisa's and we couldn't have been happier. It's rough-hewn Jack Johnson secluded beach vibe was super relaxing and that got better with the pina coladas made using fresh fruit. Wow! Dinner came nicely plated, delicious, and fresh. I've had better meals but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa
  • Location: South Pacific  >  American Samoa  >  Tutuila  >  Pago Pago

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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