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“Way expensive and I learned tapas is not for me” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Acuda

Bar Acuda
5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-7081
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Ranked #4 of 40 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Mesa, Arizona
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“Way expensive and I learned tapas is not for me”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

For everyone that doesn't know what tapas is....it is very very small portions that is meant to order a bunch of different items and share between a group. Thats what we did and the food was average but the bill was astronomical and we were all still hungry an hour later (we are small people too). It was an experience but one that I will not do again. Each tapas is about $15-20 and a taster...not an appetizer size or meal...just fyi. I rated average because the food isn't bad...but not worth the money in my opinion.

Visited September 2012
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“Tapa's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is truely a 'tapa' restaurant and that is all that is available. Typically you can get entrees as well but they are just tapas. So really small but flavorful dishes to shares a couple bites with some one. I had the special of the night ceviche in lime lemongrass infused with coconut milk. It was 3 split shrimp that were chewy. Hubby got the braised short rib and he loved the pot roast flavor. Had the best glass of since being on the island The ' velvet devil' a nice smooth red wine well priced. I like the idea of tapas but at $15 and 2 bites each... Well there are to many really great places on Kauai to enjoy!

Visited September 2012
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Anahola, Hawaii
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“Relaxing Plantation style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Lovely plantation style setting . Very good food and superior service in a casual setting. The server was knowledeable and helpful in guiding us with the tapa menu emabling us to order the right amount of dishesfor ourselves and our guests. And the food was wonderful. Definitely a keeper on Kauai's north shore!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Yummy Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Bar Acuda is a great little tapas place in Hanalei. This place came recommended by several friends and it did not dissapoint. It can get busy though so make sure to get a reservation.

Visited August 2012
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Tacoma WA
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“The best in Hanalei”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Definitely the best meal experience we had in Hanalei. Tapas are fun for the variety and our selections were all well prepared and excellent. Attentive service and nice seating on the lanai.
Best to make reservations here.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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