Nothing pairs better with a spring breeze than authentic 808 grub. In Tucson, Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ is a favorite. It’s a casual eatery where you can get all the flavors of the island. Counter service with scratch-made cuisine makes this little joint an addictive treat. Try the spam and eggs, teriyaki wings and classic kalua pork plate.
Mama’s is known for incredible burgers and salads, all with a Hawaiian twist. However, it’s the dessert that you’ll really want to tuck into. Ask about the seasonal cakes, but know that both the guava cake and upside down cake have fans that travel many miles to indulge in them.
The 808 is Calling
Island Plate Lunch is a staple for many, offering up Hawaiian classics like musubi and cold macaroni salad. Try all the sides along with classic teriyaki and pulled pork platters. It’s a simple, laidback eatery where Hawaiian plates are done right.
Kon Tiki Restaurant and Lounge is where you’ll find wild and tropical cocktail concoctions served alongside generous portions. Watch for their special events including live music, and try over 100 cocktails! Specializing in traditional Polynesian food as well as American classics, there’s something for everyone here.