Tiki Tolteca

New Orleans, LA
Bar
30
pictures
I want to go!
Plan your visit:
Save
Get there
Share
I have been!
Report back to Critiki:
Visited?
Rate
Comment
Add Pics
301 North Peters St.
New Orleans, LA
Opened in 2013
Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm
Fri-Sat 3pm-2am
Sun 3pm-11pm
(504) 288-8226

Critiki ratings

Tiki Tolteca

7.6

Overall

by 123 people

1

10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 7.5
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 8
Mood 8.1
Music 6.9
Service 7.4
Tikiness 7.6
Tilt 7.3
Vibe 7.2

Upcoming Visits

Regulars & Visitors

View all 226 Tiki Tolteca regulars & visitors

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.

Comments

radiotiki
radiotiki has visited Tiki Tolteca.
October 2, 2019, 8:37 PM
I had slightly mixed feelings about this place when I visited there last week, but in retrospect I wish I had gone again. First of all, I thought that Latitude 29 was the only Tiki place in NOLa until I searched Critiki and to my surprise discovered that Tiki Tolteca was also there. It was super calm when we got there, pretty empty-maybe 10 people in the whole place-which maybe unfairly gave me the first impression that it wasn't all that. On the contrary this place had a lot of great things going for it. Cool decor, cool space, and cool mugs for sale. I bought the very unique 'Serpent' mug which is incredibly well designed. As visitors usually do in NOLa, I had been over the few days that I was already there, indulging in food and drink. By the time I got to Tiki Tolteca it was time to reel it in a bit, so I only had one drink. A Mai Tai which was very good. I'm sure at some I'll be back down to the Big Easy and when I am I will definitely visit TT.
PrettiestStarr
PrettiestStarr has visited Tiki Tolteca.
April 16, 2019, 11:52 AM
We enjoyed this space. Strong but good drinks, relatively good bartender ... the challenge is this bar seems to be controlled by the patron vibe - meaning sometimes, it's a cool crowd and the bartenders are great; other times, it seems like a college frat party. The decor was on point though.
rumlocker
rumlocker has visited Tiki Tolteca.
March 5, 2019, 10:50 AM
So... after a disappointing visit to Latitude 29, stepping in to Tiki Tolteca was a pleasant surprise. Admittedly my ratings may be a bit inflated due to the major disappointment that Beachbum Berry's place presented.

Still TT was warm, friendly with a couple of great bartenders. I was visiting during Tales of the Cocktail and there were a number of industry folks on both sides of the bar.

I din't have any food... not even sure they serve any, but the drinks were great and I like the fact that the music stepped outside the normal Exotica/Beach music selections.

The next time I'm up for a tiki drink in New Orleans, you can bet that Tiki Tolteca will be my choices.
View all 24 comments
Upcoming Visits
Regulars & Visitors
  • Kedex
  • Silly Idol
  • pbjnecrome
  • BravoNavo
  • sawalker
  • elliepritts
  • ANTIPANTS
  • mobyneville
  • KBoroniec
  • dahway
  • dscos
  • Gormanghast1
  • BoguBora
  • MonroviaDamon
  • Dustang1965
  • radiotiki
View all 226 Tiki Tolteca regulars & visitors