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 111 people

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Everyone You
Decor 7.5
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 8
Mood 8.1
Music 7
Service 7.4
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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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.
Luau Lili
Luau Lili has visited Tiki Tolteca.
February 21, 2019, 4:53 AM
Pleasantly surprised at the decor and ambiance. Nice dark room with great fish float and fish trap lighting. The drinks were so/so but not bad. We had a pain killer and mai tai. Great mugs. A new one had just come out and we bought both that and the original.
The only issues we had were: 1) the music was pop mixed with some rap and 2) the bartender couldn’t have cared less about tiki or us. Pretty much a hipster a** with an attitude. So we had one drink, bought mugs and went next door to Latitude 29.
I would definitely give it another try tho.
Monster A GoGo
Monster A GoGo has visited Tiki Tolteca.
February 1, 2019, 1:46 PM
This, to me, is a real undiscovered gem in New Orleans. I visited several times and almost every time, my group was the only party in the place. This, of course, made for an extraordinary experience. I mean, who wouldn't want their own private tiki bar?

The bartender was friendly and freely talked about the bar and the drinks and anything we asked about New Orleans. One fascinating experience (which I don't see on the menu any more---at least not the last time I looked) was a cocktail that came with a "buzz button", this plant item that, when ingested, gave your mouth it's own little bizarre buzz. Wild.

You can read more about my experience at TIKI TOLTECA (as well as two other tiki spots in the area) in my blog, if you wish. The link (with lots of photos) is here:

https://monsterago-go.blogspot.com/2017/11/im-freaky-for-tiki-7-tiki-in-new-orleans.html

Cheers!
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