Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon for La Mariana Tiki Bar and Restaurant, which is a part of the La Mariana Sailing Club located near the northeast end of the Keehi Lagoon. Choose from the following taste-bud-cuddling options:
- For $6, you get $15 worth of lunch fare (served 11 a.m.–3 p.m.)
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner fare (served until 9 p.m.)
A more than 50-year-old throwback to the gastro-glories and tiki traditions of Hawaii's past, La Mariana solves its visitors' palate puzzles with the help of a broad menu encompassing some of the best of both surf and turf. Amidst a festively decorated interior heavy on natural materials and whimsical lighting, guests can enjoy the fork-ready finery of steak and prime rib, "local-style" curries, and a multitude of fresh seafood while chatting with the tiki-faced cups containing their mai tais, zombies, and other cocktails. Sandwiches, such as the shrimp and avocado sandwich, are $8–$13, and entrees, such as grilled mahi mahi, are $7–16.
La Mariana Sailing Club was featured in Honolulu Weekly, and more than 60 Yelpers give it a four-star average. Eighty-three percent of Urbanspooners recommend La Mariana, and TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes:
- You could come here just to sit and stare in awe at all the spectacular decorations. Parts of it, like the chain curtains surrounding the booths, look as if they were taken from the rubbish yard and other parts, like the wood carvings, mostly made for Nahinu by sailors coming home, are beautiful pieces of original art. – Patricia Chang, Honolulu Weekly
- This place is truly incredible...Food is pretty good and large portions. The Zombie (mai tai) will knock you down! Superb service and atmosphere. – bellavita1, TripAdvisor