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are there any cool carvers down south i should check out while in t.j.?

TWT,
Keep going south on the highway, to Rosarito. You'll find a guy named Pepe on the side of the road who'll carve you a tiki for a steal.

2W,

I also endorse Pepe. Just past downtown Rosarito on the old road (left side) you'll find his shop and home - Pepe's Tikis and Sea Shells. He's a great old guy who we are really fond of. He custom carved a tiki for us and if you show him a picture of what you want, he can carve just about anything at a fraction of what you would pay for comparable work.

There's a lot of demand for his work (he contracts with some of the So Cal tiki shops -- shhh, it's a secret!) and while you will see many of his works, they are sometimes already committed to someone else. With all the work he has going, it usually takes him 2-3 weeks to custom carve but if you get lucky he will have some tikis available.

A little further down the road also on the left side, there's a shop that has really cool GIANT stone tikis about 5 ft. tall and 200 lbs. I've always wanted one but I don't have a car big enough to haul one home!

If you make your way down that far, you might as well go have lobsters and margaritas in Puerto Nuevo - our favorite thing to do!

Oh yes, and don't forget to bring home some cuban rum!

Z
Zeta posted on Sat, Mar 28, 2009 9:42 PM

On 2003-04-23 11:53, stentiki wrote:

A little further down the road also on the left side, there's a shop that has really cool GIANT stone tikis about 5 ft. tall and 200 lbs. I've always wanted one but I don't have a car big enough to haul one home!

Pictures anyone?

The guy in the middle:

Is that your backyard Sven?
If so, cool!

Backyard? sheeeeee... that's his front yard!

S
scispy posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 9:43 AM

You going to TJ? I have family in Ensenada & Guadalupe, you couldn't pay me to go there now. Please be very careful...

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