Estreito da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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Rua das Furnas, 77
Estreito da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Opened in July 2016
Mon-Fri 5pm-11:30pm
Sat 4pm-5pm
Closed Sun
+351 291 822 032

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Decor 10
Drink Quality 10
Drink Selection 10
Mood 9.1
Music 10
Service 10
Tikiness 10
Tilt 10
Vibe 10

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Humuhumu’s description

Pukiki is a tiki bar on the Portuguese island of Madeira, which is in the Atlantic Ocean, about equidistant from the shores of both Portugal and Morocco. The bar celebrates Madeira's historic connection with Hawaii: Portuguese emigrants from Madeira and Azores went to Hawaii in large numbers starting in the late 1800s to work the sugarcane plantations. The strong thumbprint of Portuguese culture remains in Hawaii today, most notably the ukulele, an instrument brought to Hawaii from Madeira. "Pukiki" is what these settlers were called by the native Hawaiians.
Pukiki opened in July 2016, and is the creation of Carla Lopes Marques and Martin McDermott. Carla is a Madeira native, and Martin is from Manchester, UK. There is a menu of tiki and other tropical cocktails, and there is also a wide rum selection (by Madeira standards, at least). The decor is somewhat simple (importing materials to this remote island would be no easy feat!), but the bar is fronted with bamboo, and drinks are served in tiki mugs. A shared drink, The Ukulele, is served in a ceramic ukulele vessel, with the long straws presented on top as its "strings".


ALEX&JAY has visited Pukiki.
January 22, 2021, 11:20 AM
We loved Pukiki!!! Stopped in for a birthday drink back in November and were welcomed by the nicest owners! Fun fact: the ukelele is actually from Madiera!!

The drinks and decor were excellent. They are sustainability focused with bamboo straws for their drinks, and they even bottled a few drinks for us to continue the tiki party at home. Would recommend to anyone heading to Madeira.

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