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“delicious tapas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Acuda

Bar Acuda
5 Kuhio Hwy 5161, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-7081
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Ranked #4 of 35 restaurants in Hanalei
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Novato, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“delicious tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

There aren't a lot of exciting dining choices in Hanalei, so the bar isn't set too high when we look for restaurants there. But we ate at Bar Acuda twice during our last visit, and enjoyed every bite! We sat outside on their patio, so I can't speak to their interior, but who wants to eat inside when you have lovely tropical Hanalei to savor outside. Cocktails were unique and tasty, service was efficient and friendly, and the tapas were mostly excellent. Over the two nights we ate there, we tried most of the selections, and with the exception of a few, they were worthy of ordering again. Locally sourced ingredients when possible, high quality, interesting flavors and presentations, and generous portions. We left feeling satisfied both nights.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Really loved Baracuda!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We were on Kaui June of 2012, our first visit to Hawaii! We had an amazing time on 3 islands over several weeks. Emily was an awesome waitress and made us feel very welcome. We ate there twice and she told us great places to see and go while on the island. All her advice was excellent and we saw things we might not have ever seen. We've told all of our friends who were visiting the island to be sure to go to Baracuda and request Emily for
their waitress. Baracuda was a great atmosphere with good fun food and Emily's kindness took it over the top!!!!
EDuff

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atherton, California
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Pretty setting, terrible food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I looked Bar Acuda's menu up on line before reserving a table because we don't care much for fish, but I saw a few possibilities that sounded good so we went for a "special dinner". The restaurant is very nice, open with wood floors, etc. The crowd was raucous, with a few seriously drunk people. The menu was totally different from the one on line and has very few choices - one page with large print with all food and dessert items. We struggled to find 2 tapas each to order. The "tomato bruschetta" was a 2 inch diameter roasted tomato plopped into a bowl of balsamic vinegar served with 2 tiny pieces of toast for $12. We asked for more bread, and got 4 small pieces. The flank steak was 5 skewers with a sliver of steak on each (probably 3 oz of meat). Total for dinner with the small house sangria was over $100 and we left hungry.

Visited August 2013
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Washougal, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great tapas style dinner, fun atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Be sure to make a reservation, as this place fills up quickly! Lots of tasty small plates, fun to share! Dessert was a little disappointing...portion was ridiculously small:/

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Simply perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This place came highly recommended by two foodies/expert travelers we know, and it was one of the "big" meals for our honeymoon, & it only exceeded the great expectations we had. The short rib was to DIE for, awesome drinks, delicious dessert. Best meal we can remember having.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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