Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of island fare and drinks at Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room. Choose between the following locations: Monterey and Santa Cruz.
Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room brings Hawaiian recipes, international flavors, and fresh meats and seafood together in their Monterey and Santa Cruz menus. A Hawaiian ceviche appetizer ($9) tempts diners to share fresh white fish prepared with a citrus juice extracted from the islands' dangerous fruit-spewing volcanoes. Chef and owner Craig Delaney slathers tender pork ribs with a mango BBQ sauce to create the Bali Hai barbecue ribs ($13–$21), which make their entrance onto tables accompanied by sweet-potato fries and slaw. Diners may choose to wrap their jowls around a Hula burger, packed with Maui onions and drizzled with a special hula sauce ($10–$12), or the corn-tortilla-hugged slivers of grilled hapu in the South Seas fish tacos ($14).
To complement eats, the bar's drink-mavens can fill glasses or tiki-accented graduated cylinders with wine, beer, or specialty drinks such as Hula's mai tai ($7.50–$13.50). Walls and ceilings peppered with framed artwork, instruments, and surfboards offer guests vibrant eye-fodder as they dine in softly lit booths and tables.
Hula's Island Grill And Tiki Room
Hawaiian art and vintage surf paraphernalia deck the walls of Hula's Island Grill And Tiki Room, adding to the restaurant's island ambience. In the kitchen, cooks draw on the flavors of the Pacific Rim to craft raw ahi poke, luau pork sandwiches, and spring rolls alongside burgers, steaks, and tacos. More than 30 types of rum wait behind the bar to be poured into a mai tai or dark and stormy.