80 Years of Paradise!
Trader Vic’s celebrates 80 Years of Paradise! Since 1934 Trader Vic’s has been a tropical getaway for guests around the world. As founder Vic “The Trader” Bergeron said, “You can have more fun with a flower behind your ear, a Mai Tai in your hand, and good friends.”Read Our History
Home of the Original Mai Tai®
In 1944, “Trader” Vic Bergeron poured the world’s first Original Mai Tai®, a tangy, potent concoction of rum with fresh lime juice, orgeat, and orange curaçao. “It’s Mai Tai Roa Ael!” one friend exclaimed, Tahitian for “Out of this world!”
With over 2 million Mai Tai’s sold annually at Trader Vic’s locations across the globe, the Mai Tai continues to transport guests to the islands, simply put, Paradise In A Glass®.The History
Taste The World®
Ahead of his time as always, the “Trader” chose to offer Chinese dishes alongside the then contemporary Continental cuisine, creating the original fusion menu decades before it would become a trend. Following his culinary curiosity along the ancient spice route, he collected recipes to bring back to Trader Vic’s, and his eclectic cuisine defined fine dining for decades.
Today, Trader Vic’s continues the tradition with an ever-evolving menu featuring dishes from the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia, and Japan. Taste The World® at Trader Vic’s.Our Cuisine
The Tiki Tradition
From the beginning, the décor at Trader Vic’s has instantly transported guests to the islands. Each of our restaurants is bedecked with authentic trappings collected from islands around the world. Oversized Fijian & Maori tikis stare out against a backdrop of hand-painted Tongan tapa cloth. Ancient New Guinean artifacts and life-sized outriggers ornament the ceiling.Learn More
The Tiki Tradition
Today, the Island décor tradition continues at each new location that we open. Trader Vic’s Worldwide has a full-time team of Anthropology experts who scour the globe to collect these hand-crafted pieces. Every Trader Vic’s features a unique collection of these fascinating artifacts.Learn More