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Kahala

Barcelona, Spain
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Avda. Diagonal, 537
Barcelona, Spain
Opened in 1971
Daily 6pm-3am
93 430 90 26

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Kahala

6.6

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Decor 8.3
Drink Quality 6.6
Drink Selection 8
Food Quality 3
Food Selection 3
Mood 7.7
Music 4.6
Service 8.3
Tikiness 8.4
Tilt 7.4
Vibe 6.9

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TikiKeith
TikiKeith has visited Kahala.
December 12, 2018, 8:15 AM
Visited last week. The decor was on point, particularly the entrance. Loved the fishtank behind the bar.

Drinks were weird. Mai Tai was a legitimate attempt, but it used some kind of Torani-style coffee syrup instead of proper orgeat, so it had a metallic taste. I've had worst mai tais, though - this was using a legit recipe. Other drinks were hit or miss. Most leaned too sweet, and always not enough ice. They were tasty. Just... odd.

Music was local top 40. Appropriate for the young couple dating crowd that was in there late on a Thursday night, but not all that tiki.

Overall... I like the place. Felt like an old school tiki bar that never updated their drink recipes since the 70s. Won't be my favorite ever, but we had a very good time. And isn't that the main point?
aaronraganfore
aaronraganfore has visited Kahala.
November 28, 2018, 11:02 AM
Look, there's no getting around it: the drinks are crummy. I had two, prepared by two different bartenders. The zombie may have been the worst I've consumed.

BUT! A lot can be said for a tiki bar's "entrance experience," like the moving water at Hale Pele or the piratical tunes at The Golden Tiki. And Kahala has one of the best I've seen... stone tiki ruins peek out from behind vines, with mysterious tropical birdsong filling the golden hour, late-afternoon sky.

No food, which was a bummer, but the staff was super-cool about me bringing a poke bowl from next door and eating it in the bar.

On the whole, the staff was very friendly and courteous. Very eager to please this American barfly.

The fishtanks were clean and well-stocked with interesting fish, always fun for a tiki bar!
John Raccoon
John Raccoon has visited Kahala.
October 28, 2018, 9:10 AM
The place is classic spanish crappy tiki-thematic bar, extremely popular for locals. At weekends, if you don't get there early enough, you propably need to wait for seat behind the red rope in the row of lot of people. I didn't like it, gives pretty lousy feeling for guests in my personal opinion.

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

Drinks are not tiki, same liquid crap in same porcelan spanish mugs as other similar places in Spain. They can do a little bit better than they are used to. Last drink I had, whatever it was, but it felt like real tiki cocktail as it should be. Nuts and popcorn were served sometimes together with drinks.

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

Staff tries to act friendly and English is well spoken.

Music is not tiki.

Aquarium with water and fish in it.

Not much worth to visit, but if you do, order Crazy Coconut (Coco Loco) or Coco Pae-pae, coconut drink which is popular for locals.
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