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Bora Bora, Madrid, Spain (bar)
Zeta
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Posted: 2010-01-16 6:22 pm   Permalink

#6

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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-01-16 6:25 pm   Permalink

#7

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Mister Naufrago
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Joined: May 20, 2008
Posts: 214
From: Spain
Posted: 2010-01-17 08:10 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-15 16:35, thejab wrote:
There's nothing more cozy looking than a tiki bar on a snowy street like that.

Do you have any inside photos?




Im truly amazed about the place still being uncharted.
Enjoy the virtual visit.





















 
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thejab
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Posted: 2010-01-17 08:27 am   Permalink

I truly enjoyed that photo visit! I hope to be there in person soon as I have friends in Madrid who have invited me to return, which I may do in October.

 
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thejab
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Posted: 2010-01-17 08:49 am   Permalink

I just checked Tiki Road Trip #2 to make sure I didn't just miss it, and it's not mentioned, though there's a Bora Bora in Tarragona that I didn't know about when I was in that city some years ago.

It's also not in Critiki.

Long time Europe TC correspondents (Virani, Trader Woody, Tiki Chris), are you holding out on us?

It looks even better than Bar Mauna Loa in Madrid, and reminds me a lot of Kahala in Barcelona.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11137
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-17 09:14 am   Permalink

Dean, you're not getting it. There is a nice old Sufi saying, "The Secret protects itself". There was a time, the height of the Tiki revival, where it seemed judicious to not blabber out every place to the world in order to protect its treasures from the greedier elements who cared not for the culture as a whole, but for amassing the biggest collection of mugs only.
This time has passed, we are a happy minority again, and since I have STILL not succeeded in documenting such a site as this, who knows if I ever will.
If anyone though uses this information to deplete the mana of such a place by looting, he will be banned from this site forever. And I am not talking about those happy tourist mugs posted earlier here.


 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1078
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2010-01-17 09:21 am   Permalink

I can't wait to get to Madrid, again, so I can spend a night (or few) at Bora Bora - it looks fabulous!!!!!!!

Thanks, Zeta, for posting the pix, too I can't wait to enjoy a cocktail (or few) out of those mugs when I visit!


 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-01-18 09:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-17 08:49, thejab wrote:
I just checked Tiki Road Trip #2 to make sure I didn't just miss it, and it's not mentioned, though there's a Bora Bora in Tarragona that I didn't know about when I was in that city some years ago.

It's also not in Critiki.

Long time Europe TC correspondents (Virani, Trader Woody, Tiki Chris), are you holding out on us?

It looks even better than Bar Mauna Loa in Madrid, and reminds me a lot of Kahala in Barcelona.



thejab, I have posted MANY places that have never been published anywhere before! So a little recognition would't hurt me either!

Quote:

On 2010-01-17 09:14, bigbrotiki wrote:
If anyone though uses this information to deplete the mana of such a place by looting, he will be banned from this site forever. And I am not talking about those happy tourist mugs posted earlier here.



Don't worry Bigbro, Jose, the owner/barman, who is a big man and loves his bar, is warned about the "treasure hunters". Also, they are very used to that annoying practice of souvenir/trophy mug " collecting". I have seen people literally being kicked out because of it.


 
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GatorRob
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2010-01-18 3:31 pm   Permalink

WOW! That interior looks spectacular! Love the carved wood panel walls, the lighting and... are those stone walls in the foyer or some kind of faux stone? Not that it really matters because it looks great. Boy, I'd love to visit it someday.

Muchas gracias Zeta and Mister Naufrago!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-18 4:18 pm   Permalink

This is really a question for Zeta, but the most outstanding Tiki art, especially on the facades and in the entrance halls of Spanish Tiki bars (if you go and check all the other posts about them) was done in sculptural ceramic tile, piecing the Tikis together like a 3D puzzle.

Spain has the oldest ceramic tile tradition in Europe, from the days of its Islamic occupation:

"From the 16th century onwards Moorish tile making slowly spread north through Spain. Some of the most spectacular ceramics can be found at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, and in the Great Mosque in Cordoba."


 
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virani
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From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2010-01-19 05:19 am   Permalink

you can also check out http://tikieurope.com/ for infos on European tiki bars.
Bora Bora in Madrid is mentionned there.


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Tikinomad
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From: Outerspace
Posted: 2010-01-19 06:38 am   Permalink

Ma halo for sharing Virani, there are some wonderful pictures on that site!

 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-01-19 12:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-19 06:38, Tikinomad wrote:
Ma halo for sharing Virani, there are some wonderful pictures on that site!



Too bad they don't have pictures like this one:

Original concept drawing from the creator of the Spanish Tiki Style.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2010-01-19 1:06 pm   Permalink

Very nice.

The concept art for these places is my favorite type of rendering, and often the hardest to find.

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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2010-01-19 1:36 pm   Permalink

I did a search on YouTube (Bora Bora, Madrid) and I get a lot of videos of a discotech there.
Two places called Bora Bora in Madrid?


 
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