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Luau, Mexico City, Mexico (restaurant)
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-24 08:15 am   Permalink

Oh, and that mug you asked about is a take-off of the common Orchids "Dr. Funk" mug:




The bamboo one is originally from Orchids, also. Some Mexican Chinese restaurant supply place must have started making them after Orchids of Hawaii closed. Tiki Farm had their mugs made in Mexico for a while, too.


 
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Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-01-24 11:43 am   Permalink

I think the mugs where made by Tiki Farm. I knew they produced mugs in Mexico, but where? not anymore?


We can see those cool exotic green tile ceramics... What's the story about those? I have seen them in other Asian Tiki bars...
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-01-24 11:55 am   Permalink

I think their mugs are all done in China now.

And here is a whole discussion about those Chinese tiles:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=24050&forum=1

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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-01-28 11:12 am   Permalink

A small map of "Zona Rosa" what used to be Mexico's Tiki hot spot in the 1960's with at least 3 tiki bars in walking distance.

Hey Bigbro, when you visit, the Mai Tais are on me!
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-01-28 11:16 am   Permalink

Hey, I just realized... I think all the streets in "Zona Rosa" are named after cities with famous ports, and that is pretty cool for a Tiki hot spot.
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-02-04 4:24 pm   Permalink

I know this matchbook is not so spectacular, but I do wonder what that building is or represents.

I am going to meet with the original owner of the establishment on Saturday to talk about the Polynesian origins of this place. What would you ask him?
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-07-20 10:28 pm   Permalink

ethylic exploration* in progress...




*Term coined by me



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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2018-07-29 08:27 am   Permalink

Found these last week at a local antique store. It took me a while to search through some 30 "Luau" restaurant entries on TC, but once again TC comes through. The logo matches exactly. Luckily, this particular Luau logo is pretty unique, especially the accent on the last letter "U".






 
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