Dining Outside the Home: Mediterranean Gourmet in Ha’ena, Kauai. This spectacular restaurant, with an endless view of the ocean, sits on Kauai’s North Shore. It’s claim-to-fame, and current property owner, is none other than the 1970s Latin Bombshell known by only one name: Charo. You may remember her younger days by her curvy body and seductive laugh every time she shook her shoulders and purred, “Cuchi-cuchi!” Charo was a gifted singer, exotic dancer, and talented guitarist who appeared on Johnny Carson countless times as well as “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In”. She also guest-starred on the “Love Boat” series. Although her signature restaurant is no longer operating, The Mediterranean Gourmet has now become a hotspot where Charo’s tradition of Hula Dance performances continue weekly. The menu specializes in Lebanese entrées, the ambience remains, and the fact that Charo lives near enough to stop by keeps the charisma alive.