BUHO COCINA Y CANTINA
INSPIRATION MEETS TRADITION WHERE WAIKĪKĪ MEETS THE SKY AT HONOLULU’S HOTTEST ROOFTOP VENUE, BUHO COCINA Y CANTINA.
Even though Buho Cocina y Cantina recently celebrated its one year anniversary, eccentric foodies and visitors alike continue to find their ways to the rooftop restaurant for both the first time and for repeat visits. Mexico-native chef Arturo Silva and his team continue to search the Hawaiian Islands and beyond for noteworthy ingredients to add to their already eclectic menu. For years, it has been said that there are no good Mexican eateries in Hawai‘i. That all changed a year ago, when chef Silva and his brigade brought their take on traditional Mexican fare with an elevated twist. Buho’s focus on using the freshest and highest quality local ingredients is evident in each and every bite of its inventive menu. The focus of using local ingredients is in homage to Silva’s culinary training from none other than his mother. At an early age, the young chef found himself side
by side with his mom in their home kitchen, cooking family meals for his brothers and sister. Since leaving his hometown in Mexico, journeying through various kitchens across the United States, chef Silva has always dreamed of running a Mexican restaurant, where he could best express his culinary dreams.
Aside from the food, the ambiance at Buho is unlike any other that one may find on the streets of Waikīkī. High above the hustle and bustle is Buho’s trendy 12,300-square-foot open-air rooftop cantina, equipped with fire pits and a 60-foot long bar, where Buho’s bartenders serve up some of the best margaritas around, alongside more than 60 premium sipping tequilas and an abundant selection of Mexican, local, and craft beers.
Buho’s location, high above the Waikīkī crowd, lends the perfect venue for an array of different occasions, from afternoon cocktails to a romantic dinner. On Friday evenings, enjoy a breathtaking view of the fireworks right from your seat, or enjoy the late night tunes of live musicians playing nightly from 9 p.m. to midnight. If you’re not a late night person, stop in on the 5th of every month for Cinco de Buho, a festive spin on the yearly celebration Cinco de Mayo. And no Mexican cantina would be complete without Taco Tuesday, where Buho carves up delicious tacos from their trompo carving station.
For reservations, call 808-922-BUHO or visit buhocantina.com. Check out their events at #Buhocantina #Cincodebuho.