Pukiki

Estreito da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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Rua das Furnas, 77
Estreito da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Opened in July 2016
Tue-Sun 5pm-11pm
closed Mon
+351 291 822 032

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Pukiki

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Decor 10
Drink Quality 10
Drink Selection 10
Mood 10
Music 10
Service 10
Tikiness 10
Tilt 10
Vibe 10

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Humuhumu’s description

Pukiki is a tiki bar on the Portuguese island of Madeira, which is in the Atlantic Ocean, about equidistant from the shores of both Portugal and Morocco. The bar celebrates Madeira's historic connection with Hawaii: Portuguese emigrants from Madeira and Azores went to Hawaii in large numbers starting in the late 1800s to work the sugarcane plantations. The strong thumbprint of Portuguese culture remains in Hawaii today, most notably the ukulele, an instrument brought to Hawaii from Madeira. "Pukiki" is what these settlers were called by the native Hawaiians.
Pukiki opened in July 2016, and is the creation of Carla Lopes Marques and Martin McDermott. Carla is a Madeira native, and Martin is from Manchester, UK. There is a menu of tiki and other tropical cocktails, and there is also a wide rum selection (by Madeira standards, at least). The decor is somewhat simple (importing materials to this remote island would be no easy feat!), but the bar is fronted with bamboo, and drinks are served in tiki mugs. A shared drink, The Ukulele, is served in a ceramic ukulele vessel, with the long straws presented on top as its "strings".

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