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Tisa's Barefoot Bar

American, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim
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Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa
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Pago Pago, American Samoa
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

very cozy place on the beach for a relaxing food/drinks, island style. village atmosphere, and they do special 'umu', samoan style oven, for local food cooking and fiafia nights. very interesting place to relax.

Thank phil1450
Palm Springs
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We lucked out when we walked off our Oceania cruise ship for the day in American Samoa. Tisa (who we never heard of) was holding a sign for a guided tour of island, and ending the day at her bar and restaurant. There were many people with signs, but luckily we chose Tisa. It was a fantastic day. She was... More 

Thank PalmSpringsReb
Oahu, Hawaii
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Way down the main road but well worth the drive. Right on the beach in a beautiful cove it is what I would call rustic tropical. Turns out after speaking with Candy Man and his wife Tisa, they built the whole place themselves over the last 26 years using sustainable methods whenever possible. When we got there he told us... More 

Thank Erik A
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Great little spot right on the water. Straight out of blue lagoon. Great spot to relax by the sea and down a couple cold ones.

Thank Kyffon B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

If you happen to be in American Samoa on a Wednesday night, every traveler must make the trek over to Tisa's for the Umu. Umu is the traditional method of cooking in an earthen oven using hot stones mixed with the food and covered with banana leaves. Samoans do their Umus on Sundays. The Umu at Tisa's had a wide... More 

Thank Anna T
Pearl City, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

A group of us made dinner reservations at Tisa's Barefoot Bar as Tropical Cyclone Ula was approaching American Samoa and needless to say we were the only ones at the restaurant which made the experience that much more awesome. I've never had a whole restaurant all to ourselves! The drive over to Tisa's Barefoot Bar was amazing and my travel... More 

Thank tigersmilk
Chicago, United States
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Ms. Tisa and her husband were warm and welcoming, and this place is a beautiful little gem on the beach. You need to get a ride in, but then you can just grab a snorkel off the hook at the end of the bar, and jump right into the water. The beach and the fish you see are incredible... and... More 

Thank Lou L
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Tisa and Dan are great hosts! Food was excellent, and the view is pretty close to perfect! Don't forget to look through the sign in book, cool to see folks who have visited from all over the world.

Thank Joe L
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

In conservative American Samoa where drinking is frowned upon, this watering hole is a must see while in American Samoa. The joint reminds you something out of the series Lost and the movie Beach. Loads of tourists from cruise ships get dropped off here to get their booze on and you'll rarely find a local here. While the beach is... More 

Thank Mark D
Westerville, Ohio
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325 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Tisa and her family own this beautiful peace of beachfront, and chose years ago to set up a bar/grill. It is eclectic to the max, but very friendly and laid back. Visited a couple of times (NOT when a cruise ship was in port, bad time to do anything Samoan). Tisa and Candyman are very friendly, passionately dedicated to preserving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
American, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa
  • Location: South Pacific  >  American Samoa  >  Tutuila  >  Pago Pago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?