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Aku Tiki, Acapulco, Mexico (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-01-18 6:08 pm   Permalink

Sabu,

Glad you got that menu, a beauty. Here is a snazzy ashtray from the Aku Tiki that surfaced on ebay recently.



DC


 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-01-18 9:27 pm   Permalink

DC, please tell me you got it! And if not, who did?
Thanks for posting it DC you are a professional.


 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-03-18 07:04 am   Permalink

Review from a 1964 AAA Mexico travel guide

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-11-26 4:16 pm   Permalink

I picked up a couple of postcards from the Aku Tiki in Acapulco that provide a little more information. Here is a card showing the exterior grounds and the garden waterfall by the beach.




Anybody recognize this alien-looking Tiki?




The description on the back of the card.




The Holiday Inn Acapulco hotel was built next door to the Aku Tiki as shown in the postcard.



It looks like the hotel grounds incorporated the Polynesian look as well.




Here is another photo of the hotel under construction next to the Aku Tiki.


You get a good look at the roof-line in this photo.






Would like to see more of that menu from Sabu.

DC


 
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2011-11-26 7:20 pm   Permalink

Hmm, when you compare it to other Holiday Inns it makes me wonder if maybe someone had the instructions upside down?







 
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Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2011-12-20 10:19 pm   Permalink

Dustycajun,
Thank you forever for your invaluable information.
The images you provide are a time/space warp in the past into what my father saw when he was 18.
Pure magic.
For me as a frecuent traveler to Acapulco, it's an insight on what it was.
I really wish I saw it live when it happened!

Thank Tiki there is Dustycajun!



I'll say it again. If there was something like the Tiki Oscars, my price would go to Dustycajun!
Mexico's Tiki friendly neighbor!

As the Embajador del Tiki en Mexico, I give you the Mexican Tikizenship.

Gracias

Standing applause!

Viva Dustycajun!

P.S. Do you own those postcards?
How much?


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-12-21 11:18 am   Permalink

Zeta,

Nice to see you back, and thank you for the citizenship. I guess I don't need my passport to go fishing in Mexico anymore!

Here is an album cover from Richard Lemus that was shot at the Aku Tiki.



I clipped the image from the web, maybe Sabu or Jeff Central have the original that they can post a better shot from.

You can here a song from it on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_RKl0Oy4D4

And yes, those postcards are mine. Trade?

DC


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2016-08-26 2:53 pm   Permalink

Since Zeta has made a recent appearance here on TC, I thought I would give this thread a little bump in his honor. I found a video on Getty Images shot at the Aku Tiki, with these screen grabs.

The entrance sign with the logo Tiki and the entertainment line up.




Drinks by the pool with a view of the bay.




Assorted Tikis on the grounds.








Enjoy the video

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/tiki-restaurant-in-acapulco-stock-video-footage/495659096


DC


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Zeta
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Posted: 2016-08-28 5:49 pm   Permalink

Awesome! Gracias Dusty! I am honored! You are so classy!
Love those cool gringos! Love 1950 USA!!! Can you make it like that again please? You where an inspiration for the rest of The world! Land of The free, home of The brave. Respect!
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-08-30 08:18 am   Permalink

Wow, that's a great find, Scott! - So "Aku" means "Fish", huh? And then there's the "God of the Luau", uhuh...yep!

 
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HopeChest
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From: East Bay, CA
Posted: 2016-08-31 1:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:







This guy is the COOLEST - where on earth is this style from?!?

If Star Wars had tikis, they'd look like this.


 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Posted: 2016-08-31 4:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:
On 2016-08-31 13:08, HopeChest wrote:
This guy is the COOLEST - where on earth is this style from?!?


For what it's worth, the movie says New Guinea. I know very little about it, but I HAVE seen PNG ancestor masks with elongated noses like that.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-09-01 2:00 pm   Permalink

It's a Ramu River statue from PNG, yes.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/131911677345?rmvSB=true

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Zeta
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Posted: 2016-09-16 7:01 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone! We need to find out what other Tiki Marvel those two guys built!
I have a hunch they are The same Team behind The Mauna Loa in DF and Cancun! Give me their names and I might find something else as man on The land...
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