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All 37 Hanalei Restaurants

Red Hot Mama's

5 Kuhio Hwy 6607, Wainiha, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-7266
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Ranked #25 of 37 Restaurants in Hanalei
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
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Basking Ridge
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142 reviews 142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We used to stop here a lot and get delicious burritos for our beach picnics....imagine our shock when we drove by and it is now called Sushi Girl. What a loss.........

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We love this place! Friends recommended this roadside taco stand to us and we are so glad they did. The flavors are perfect for a beach day lunch and the ingredients are super fresh. We wish we could have gone back on a Sunday for their fish tacos!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

These were literally the best burritos my husband and I had ever eaten when we partook in June 2009. Granted, we had just finished hiking the Napali Coast, but dang... They were huge and downright delicious. When we make it back to Kauai, we'll definitely seek out Red Hot's new food cart :)

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Long Beach, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

It was never very good and I am sure the health department would have questioned many of their practices, including carrying the prepared food in open pots and pans from a near by house, to serve to the public from this location. I hear the new place is really good and the owner use to be the sushi chef at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Their old location was off the beaten path. It's now a food truck located on my main street that goes through Hanalei Bay. It's a much better location and last time I checked it's a big yellow food truck. Melissa, the owner, makes really great food. When I was there the last week of December, she had just gotten her... More 

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Rancho Murieta, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Not much to say about this place because it isn't much except the best tacos on the island…or just about anywhere else…dont drive too fast in hannalei because you will miss it…no where to sit so we ate in the car…no drinks except next door you buy soda or beer…fish, shrimp, pork, beef and several specials…a real find…worth the drive... More 

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Graham, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Red Hot Mama's closed, apparently for good. Sign on door says, "Coming soon - Sushi Girl". Too bad, I enjoyed stopping here.

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England
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239 reviews 239 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stopped off here after our drive to the north shore. We were starving and this was one of the first places we saw - I am glad we did. The food was yummy and all Kauai grown. Very big portions (and we ordered the small) and fast service despite a large order ahead of us. The only downer to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This restaurant was just down from our rental. It is truly a hole in the wall, but quite good food. Just get there early as she sells out of many types of items. Wish she stayed open past 5 as we were not always home by then. Make sure you stop there.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I really wanted to try this place as it gets great reviews, and I love burritos. We drove by Saturday afternoon, and it was closed. Same thing all day Sunday. Monday we appeared to be in luck, as the door was open, and someone was inside. We managed to park (very few spots) and walked up. The woman inside was... More 

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Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy 6607, Wainiha, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-826-7266
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Cuisine: Mexican

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