Aloha Cafe, Tijuana, 1948

Aloha Cafe, Tijuana, 1948

View of Main Street [Avenida Revolución], Tijuana, 1948. At right is the border region’s first pre-tiki bar, Aloha Cafe, established 1928.

The Aloha Cafe (1928-2011) Tijuana’s first pre-tiki bar, was sporadically located on Avenida Revolución (then known as Main Street by americanos) — for eighty years! It changed hands, was burned down and rebuilt several times, but stood the test of time until a fire in 2011 finally shut down the place.

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