Tiki Tolteca

New Orleans, LA
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301 North Peters St.
New Orleans, LA
Opened in 2013
Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm
Fri-Sat 3pm-2am
Sun 3pm-11pm
(504) 288-8226

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Tiki Tolteca

7.6

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by 106 people

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Everyone You
Decor 7.5
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 8
Mood 8.1
Music 7
Service 7.5
Tikiness 7.6
Tilt 7.3
Vibe 7.2

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Humuhumu’s description

When Tiki Tolteca opened in May 2013, it was the first tiki bar to operate in New Orleans in decades. It sits within a Mexican taqueria called Felipe's, and as such is a blend of Tiki and Latin American influences. They make their own syrups and use fresh juices, and incorporate south-of-the-border spirits like mezcal, pisco and cachaça beyond the expected rum. Food is available from Felipe's below.
The space blends exposed brick with bamboo and thatch, and there are many beachcomber lamps. Drinks are served in tiki mugs, or in the heavy, blue-rimmed glasses that are familiar in Mexican restaurants.

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Haole Layne
Haole Layne has visited Tiki Tolteca.
November 22, 2018, 7:01 PM
Good decor, good drinks, too hipster.
Always An Adventure
Always An Adventure has visited Tiki Tolteca.
October 25, 2018, 8:12 PM
We arrived at opening, walked up the stairs accompanied by Martin Denny, and knew we were in for an awesome night. The decor from one end of the space to the other was perfect, and the lighting took us away from the bright light outside to another place entirely. Everything from the thatched roof over the bar to the light fixtures, from the bamboo accents to the curtains lining the back wall were spot on.

We ordered a couple of standbys (Mai Tai and 3 Dots and a Dash), and they were delicious. The presentation of each was gorgeous. The attention to detail from the preparation of the drinks to them arriving in front of us was exactly what you would expect from a bar that cares about what it does.

We followed those drinks up with several (SEVERAL) others, each one meticulously prepared and wonderful in its own way. Throughout the course of the night, we carried on a conversation with the bartender, and it elevated our already amazing experience. He cares about his drinks, and it shows.

We’re only in town for a few days, but we made time for another stop the following night. On our second visit it was really busy, but still every single drink that left the bar was beautiful and carefully crafted. We don’t know if we’ll ever make it back to New Orleans, but this bar alone would make it worth the trip.
Missmaelaroux
Missmaelaroux has visited Tiki Tolteca.
October 17, 2018, 11:55 AM
I never leave comments but this one deserves it. Pretty crappy experience. It was a Sunday and an hour before close, so I try to take that into consideration. But I don’t think that should matter if your doors are open. Plus it’s Nola. Everyone drinks every day, every hour. Went up there, no music playing. I hate that people go to all the effort to be “tiki” but play top 40 pop music. Why get lazy with that? So I asked out of curiousoty what they play and his response was “good music”. I asked if it was top 40? Exotica? Hawaiian? Just said, “nope. Good music.” Eventually got an answer out of him, it was essentially Nola style music. Which don’t get me wrong, I love it. But if I’m going to a tiki bar I want the full escapism. He could tell my friend and I were tiki people and persisted to say that he doesn’t care about tiki, there’s only one person that works there that even remotely gets it. *facepalm* You can tell they are competent industry bartenders, and think “it’s JUST tiki, how hard can it be?” I ordered a navy grog, he handed me a half, IM NOT EXAGGERATING, half empty glass with barely a shard of ice in it. It tasted fine. My friends Hurricane was fine. Going to be in Nola? Want my advice on how to have the best time at Tiki Tolteca?

GO SEE THE BUM A COUPLE DOORS DOWN. <3
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