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“Everything is great except the price”
Review of Bar Acuda

Bar Acuda
Ranked #3 of 47 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Everything is great except the price”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Tapas style dishes that are really fresh and made to share make a fun meal. Everything we had was good and flavorful.

The free bread was very good and service was high end for this laid back town of Hanalei. They also hire all the "pretty people" here - maybe to make you feel better about spending $10 - $16 on very tiny portions of which they suggest 2 per person at table.

Not a place for kids for sure. It's a nice splurge but 8 tapas and the lowest bottle of wine on the menu with tip cost $200.

It's a tasty splurge for sure.

With Love MN

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank mystidog
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Crete, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A taste treat”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Wonderful selection of tapas. Sliced zucchini and peccorino cheese, scallop on mashed potatoes, comb honey, goat cheese and fuji apple slices. Yummy!

Visited March 2014
Thank Jane S
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great tapas”
Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I loved the tapas, contemporary decor, and excellent drinks Bar Acuda provides. You must understand a tapas restaurant...small plates, $9-25/plate, 2-5 plates per person, usually shared...and then you'll love it! Location is good, across from Ching Young shopping center, parking adequate, no view (only reason for rating of 4), not Hawaiian (if that's your goal), but amazing and interesting food!

Visited March 2014
Thank ss673
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Pine Island, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Gourmet and Tapas Dining”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Ate late -- 8:30 -- on a monday evening after just arriving in Hanalei. For this late, the restaurant was still fairly busy but accommodated us within minutes for a table. we had tapas -- all were delicious but I particularly recommend the roasted squid if available. Wines are a little pricey but they pour a solid 7 to 9 oz pour so still good value and the wine choices were good selections. I really enjoyed the Tres Picos Garnacha, full bodied and lots of character. Tapas servings are a bit larger than average for tapas -- a good thing, these are delicious and 4 tapas left us plenty satiated -- but also not overly large and beyond the intent of tapas.

Inside or out, the setting is idyllic, lots of wood and soft lighting, and very ample outdoor seating.

Total meal cost -- with 3 cocktails & 3 glasses of Garnacha in addition to the 4 tapas -- $155 including gratuity of about 16%.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank gmnord
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

They offer tapas that are not only great tasting but are made with different ingredents. We had dates with orange slices and scallops. Delicious Great decor.

Visited February 2014
Thank kdlos
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