Beachfront Mexican Cuisine at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort’s Hau Tree Cantina
The resort repositions beachfront bar to serve fresh Mexican cuisine
HONOLULU - Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort’s former Hau Tree Bar has been transformed into the only beachfront Mexican dining venue in Waikiki, the Hau Tree Cantina. Guests dining at the outdoor cantina can enjoy fresh Mexican cuisine at the bar or at a table with a breathtaking view of the ocean. It’s the perfect place to grab a bite or an afternoon margarita for guests coming from the beach or pool.
Hau Tee Cantina features classic Mexican appetizers, like street-food-style corn on the cob, layered with cojita cheese, mayonnaise, espelette pepper, and cilantro; as well as local flavors like ice-cold li hing-spiced pineapple, served with fresh pineapple chunks and li hing (sour plum) powder. Diners can build their own tacos at Hau Tree Cantina with options such as chicken tinga, kalua pork, steak and the fresh catch of the day. All of the taco plates come with corn tortillas, Spanish rice, black beans, shredded lettuce, limes and pico de gallo.
After 5:00 p.m., additional dinner entrees become available, such as the cantina’s classic carne asada. In the kitchen, Luis Herrera crafted the flavors of this beloved Mexican dish to be reminiscent of the carne asada from his childhood memories. The dish consists of thinly sliced steak, Spanish rice, and fresh vegetables. The pan seared fresh catch with salsa playera de lujo is a delicious meal that includes the fish of the day, Spanish rice, fresh vegetables, and tomato-olive salsa.
From mojitos to margaritas to vino, the cantina also offers an extensive and flavorful beverage menu. The refreshing mango-ginger mojito incorporates Old Lahaina Gold Rum from Maui with fresh mint, mango puree, lime and ginger beer. The Cantina-rita consists of Sauza Signature Blue Silver 100% agave tequila and fresh citrus sour and can be served on the rocks or frozen. Strawberry, mango, passion fruit, local guava and lychee can also be added to the drink. With the “dress it up” menu option, diners can deck out their cocktail with a salt rim, Valentina hot sauce, a shot of frozen margarita and a variety of other additions. The beverage list also includes Mexican-style brews and beers from local producers, in addition to a selection of red, white, and sparkling vino.
For more information, visit www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/dining or call the hotel at 808-949-4321.
About Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is Waikiki’s only true destination resort, offering the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic hospitality on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach. The resort features more than 90 shops and services, 20 restaurants, lounges and bars; and every Friday evening, it sets the stage for a celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment ending in a spectacular fireworks show.
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