After the continuous stress of the last year, no one would blame you for wanting to escape to a tropical island paradise for some rest, relaxation, and entertainment.

What if I told you, you don’t have to get on a plane and fly 8 hours to Hawaii to get a taste of the Polynesian culture? The farthest you need to go is downtown.

A new tiki-inspired restaurant bar called the Toltec Tiki Room recently opened at 602 Magoffin Ave, and judging by the photos, grass skirts and Hawaiian leis should be handed out at the door to all who enter.

Don’t know how comfortable you are these days about going out to eat, but if you’re okay with it and you’re looking to try something new and different, I got you.

When I saw this on the Downtown El Paso Insider newsletter I thought, ‘hey, this looks kinda cool. Our listeners might like this.’ Who’s always thinking of you? That’s right, this guy.

Toltec Tiki Room

I don’t know if you’re familiar with Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel, but that’s the kind of funky tiki-inspired vibe I get from the Toltec Tiki Room.

I personally haven’t had the pleasure of hitting this place up, but when I’m in the mood to imbibe rum infused cocktails with tiny, colorful umbrellas and chunks of fruit in them I certainly know where to go now.

The menu not only features a lineup of rum drinks like Mai Tais, Zombies, Hurricanes, and something called Paleta Punch Bowls, they also offer Polynesian bites such as coconut shrimp, Hawaiian Hot Dog, and Pupu Platters to help you soak up all that tropical goodness in a glass.

Toltec Tiki Room

Toltec Tiki Room is located down the road from the El Paso County Courthouse at 602 Magoffin in the building formally occupied by Café de Toltec, across from the Internal Revenue Service. Tell them I sent you.

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