Búho Cocina y Cantina, affectionately called “Buho” by locals, recreates local traditions in the Mexican style. The Mexican Pork Lau Lau is one such invention, divergent from both traditional Mexican and Hawaiian cuisine; pork shoulder is wrapped and baked in ti leaves until ultimately soft and tender, then served with black beans, Mexican rice, pickled red onions and hand-pressed tortillas.
Buho Cocina y Cantina is Waikiki’s stylish, brand new rooftop restaurant, serving up lively craft cocktails alongside south-of-the-border favorites. True to their tag line, “refined, not refried,” Buho puts an inventive twist on Mexican dishes by utilizing Hawaii’s local ingredients. The restaurant’s chic design offers intimate alcoves as well as open-air seating for large parties beneath an erupting fireball torch. Friday nights offer a special treat, as Waikiki’s weekly fireworks show lights up the sky, and maybe ignites a few sparks for you, too.