Trader Vic's

Scottsdale, AZ
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6850 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ
Opened in 2006
Closed in 2011
No longer in operation.

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Humuhumu’s description

Newer Trader Vic's location, a freestanding building on the grounds of the newly renovated vintage hotel, Valley Ho. The restaurant opened in Summer 2006, and closed in 2011.


HeidiHo has visited Trader Vic's.
July 14, 2018, 9:19 AM
Bittersweet, because my first visit here in 2010 was what kick-started my obsession with tiki. So this place will always have a special place in my heart. When I went back the following year, I literally arrived for vacation on Sunday, the morning after Trader Vic's final night of operation. ☹️ Missed it by just a few hours. RIP.
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Dino Noir has visited Trader Vic's.
May 23, 2012, 6:32 PM
My son and I visited this Trader Vic's location in the July of 2011. Unfortunately it closed up for good several weeks later. It had some wonderful carved Tikis and the usual great Trader signature drinks as described in a replica vintage drink menu. They also had some great vegetarian menu items. The place was virtually empty when we went, which we optimistically attributed to a recent dust storm. Alas, they would be selling off their tikis and other decor within a months time. It was on the grounds of the great mid century hotel, Valley Ho.
tucsontiki has visited Trader Vic's.
November 4, 2010, 8:09 AM
The Scottsdale Trader Vic's is located in a remote corner of the Valley Ho hotel, a historic "1950s modern" structure with a distinct retro feel.

This restaurant is part of the new breed of Trader Vic's, a little too much corporate sleek and not quite enough tikiness. It has a light and airy feel, a far cry from the dark, mysterious, windowless environs of the company's older locations. That said, they have done a pretty good job retaining at least some tiki flavor, with large carvings (some suspended from the ceilings) and Polynesian-style decoration throughout (though not many actual tikis, which seem to be concentrated in one of the back corners).

The mai tais were up to Trader's high standards, and the drink and appetizer menus are fairly extensive. The food (we just had appetizers) was very good and the service friendly and attentive.

Overall, a nice relaxing place to spend a few hours, and while it has its drawbacks we should probably not spend too much time brooding about what Trader Vic's used to be and just be happy with what we still have.
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