On my first visit to Tacoma Cabana, I was impressed by the variety of experiences available there. If you wanted less atmosphere and more daylight (and the ability to read the extensive rum menu without using cellphone lights), the front of the restaurant has lovely large windows looking out onto Pacific avenue. If you want something darker and more classic tiki, with copious fish netting and paper lanterns, the large back area passed the bar will likely fit the bill. If you have a large group and want a bit more privacy, head on down the little hallway with the Maoi and find yourself in a separate space with less tiki but more of a VIP vibe.
After taking in the space, I went straight to heart of the matter and explored the extensive drink menu. There are exotic cocktails galore, including recreations of favorites from Trader Vic's and Don the Beachcomber, as well as unique creations and plenty of options for theatrical delivery.
I tried a Zombie, which was very potent, and thos…
Here at The Lush Lemon we are all about keeping the tiki going, no matter the season. Who says you can only have luscious lilies and ethereal orchids in the confines of some hot house? Not us - we say silk flowers are just one of the reason to live in this swinging time.
Our first model, The Gabbi Ann, is a lovely daylily bouquet with tiki charm, coral hued beads and just a sprinkle of sparkles, nestled among the greenery. A crocodile clip will hold your hair securely.
If a pinker hue is more your to your liking, here's The Louise - a pink lily, white orchid, and accents of aquamarine.
Finally, for something a little smaller but no less lovely, with just a bit of shine, we have The Opal - shimmery orchids nestled in greenery with a tiki figure for a bit of exotica.
Be on the lookout for the shop link and more fantasy floral offerings.