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Tako Taco Taqueria

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65-1271 Kawaihae Rd., Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808-887-1717
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner

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  • 15
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Tako Tacos

Our food was excellent here. I loved the steak tacos, and my husband had great fajitas. The waitresses were very friendly to our three young kids. The place is very small and quaint. Food took awhile to be served, but it came out fresh and delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2014
hijodi
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our food was excellent here. I loved the steak tacos, and my husband had great fajitas. The waitresses were very friendly to our three young kids. The place is very small and quaint. Food took awhile to be served, but it came out fresh and delicious.

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Salisbury V
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great Lilifruit margarita very small mostly locals nice to get away from touristy places. all locals lots of good choices

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Honokaa, Hawaii
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The food was so bad we could not eat it. They may have changed the name/ownership but the lousy food is the same bad stuff. Even with good beer it didn't make up for the horrible taste of the food, you can't wash down bad food with good beer.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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154 reviews 154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I prefer the Mex tho and it goes great with the beers they have on tap and micro brewed. A local favorite and one place I try to hit when I can. Pretty large menu for a small place. Rest rooms are fine. Place is nicely cleaned and has a great local bar next to the beer which is worth... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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224 reviews 224 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

First, the in-house brewed beer is excellent. I had the Overboard IPA and it compared very well with anything on the NA west coast. However, the food experience was mixed. My wife had the Green Chile Burger and declared it to be good. Two of us had the fish taco plate ($12.00) which supposedly contained the catch of the day.... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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200 reviews 200 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A great place to stop for a bite and a beer. Owners were friendly and staff was attentive. They made some recommendations and were able to give better descriptions of menu items. Unique bathroom. Would definitely stop in again. Great food after a long hike.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Called to place a to go order. Was put on hold for over 10 minutes and no one ever got back to the phone. I hung up and called right back and asked if the girl who answered had time to take our order and she hung up on me. So incredibly rude after we have been loyal customers who... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I eat here every time I am on the Big Island. There was a recent name change, bu the food is still the same. The burritos are ginormous and the prices are really cheap for Hawaii. The staff is friendly and awesome. Eat like a local, you won't regret it.

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Kirkland, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We did take out and ordered veg tacos, chicken tacos and cheese quesadillas. They were all good and service was very nice too....I requested for extra jalapenos and hot sauce and they were glad to provide it.

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Kapaau, Hawaii
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Enjoyed the fish taco, chicken quesedilla and Malama Lager beer on tap. Beef taco, not so much. Our service was fine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65-1271 Kawaihae Rd., Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 808-887-1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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