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Bora-Bora

Lisbon, Portugal
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Av. Almirante Reis, 194-C
Lisbon, Portugal
Opened in 1982
Mon-Thu 8:30pm-3am
Fri-Sat 8:30pm-3:30am
Sun 8:30pm-3am
+351 21 840-58-73

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Bora-Bora

6.6

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10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 9
Drink Quality 8.4
Drink Selection 7.4
Mood 6.7
Music 1.4
Tikiness 7.6
Tilt 7
Vibe 5.3

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Humuhumu’s description

This bar north of downtown Lisbon serves tropical drinks and has Polynesian art on the walls. There was another Bora Bora on Rua da Madalena
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Bora-Bora
Lisbon, Portugal
Bar
in Lisbon. Nextdoor you can see the A-frame remains of the entrance to the now-closed Tangaroa Hawaiian Bar
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Tangaroa Hawaiian Bar
Lisbon, Portugal
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John Raccoon
John Raccoon has visited Bora-Bora.
October 28, 2018, 9:55 AM
The place is classic spanish crappy tiki-thematic bar, located in Portugal, but same story. It's a same Bora-Bora bar that was previously located in Madrid and meanwhile named Tangaroa located two doors away from present location in Lisbon.

It has good tiki decor as all those similar places in Spain.

Drinks are not tiki, same liquid crap in same style porcelan spanish mugs as other similar places in Spain.

I can say that I received the worst "tiki"-drink I've ever had from this bar. Dr. Funk (poured directly from pre-prepared plastic container) tasted nothing more, nothing less than pure blackberry-syrup (cup of blackberry syrup for 7,50 euros!). And their special drink (nr. 13 that is missing from menu) was... strong, yes, but nothing good in it, no any balance of tastes, just extremely strong, almost like pure cheap rum.

Mugs are mostly (or at least some of them) without sign of manufacturer on the bottom. Not Pavon, not Arte 4, but earlier Vicente Munoz production (according to information from barman) came from earlier Bora-Bora bar that was located in Madrid.

Nuts and bisquits were served together with drinks.

Disrespectfully they are using some of the names of classic tiki cocktails for their awfully worthless liquids.

Barman was fairly friendly and fairly talkative, but didn't seem to know nothing about cocktails, nothing about real tiki culture nor its history (except about Bora-Bora bar itself), and what's even worse, didn't seem to be care about it. English was spoken well.

Music is absolutely not tiki.

Not worth to visit at all, but if you do, order Coco Loco, coconut drink which is popular for locals. Or maybe you'd like to have some blackberry syrup for 7,50?
September 19, 2018, 2:01 PM
Cool interior and lighting.
Music is way out of context, and the drinks are definitely below decent standards.
WARNING: smoking is allowed, which makes for pretty questionable air quality...
May 21, 2009, 8:30 AM
ther are actually two tiki bars named bora bora in lisboa.
i've been to them a few years ago. interioris very nice, typical iberian tiki style.
they have to work on drinks an their music.
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