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Tako Taco Taqueria

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Mexican
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65-1271 Kawaihae Rd., Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808-887-1717
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  • 16
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  • 25
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  • 9
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  • 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
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
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seattle, wa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had lunch at Big Island Brewhaus/taqueria after finding it online with good reviews. We had the chips & cheese, fish tacos, wonton tacos, and fish burrito, with the habanero sauce (on the side). It was all amazing!! The habenero sauce was wonderfully hot too. The beers were great - wide range of beer styles & flights so you can... More 

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Thank jfmi
Salt Lake City, Utah
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121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 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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Thank hijodi
Salisbury V
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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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Thank Puuhuluhulu
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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228 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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305 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 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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Thank fishnguy
Louisville, Colorado
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323 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 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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Thank gustav2011
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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Thank Don V
Kihei, Hawaii
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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