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Tropical Taco

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Mexican, Pizza, Seafood
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5-5088 Kuhio Hwy # A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
808-827-8226
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 63
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  • 29
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great stop for lunch

Every time we come to Kauai we stop here for baby burritos. The baby burritos are very filling and good. They cost $6 and are worth it. For $3 extra you can add meat. Tried the nachos, not as good... Too cheesy with just chips- would've been nice to have some beans too. Also tried the quesadilla it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Cumming, Georgia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at most places on the north shore of Kauai and this is one of the worst. There are so many good tacos at places like Federico's, pats, tiki in Kapaa ......I would never eat here again. Way over priced.. 14 for two tacos....pats is two for teN. The fish is always over cooked, the tortilla is chewy... More 

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CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Every time we come to Kauai we stop here for baby burritos. The baby burritos are very filling and good. They cost $6 and are worth it. For $3 extra you can add meat. Tried the nachos, not as good... Too cheesy with just chips- would've been nice to have some beans too. Also tried the quesadilla it was ok.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fish tacos were over cooked and expensive. Paying $14 for two fish tacos that are lack luster is absurd and unnecessary when surrounded by amazing food in Hanalei. Drinks are $2 and come in small cups with $1 per refill charge. $6 for a kids bean and cheese burrito. Only one type of hot sauce to compliment your tacos. There... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We chose the special that was Ono/wahoo fish over cabbage with taro French fries and a yummy side sauce - fish came battered deep fried or grilled. It was a simple, light and very flavorful meal -perfect for a light lunch. Free water available on their porch.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Third time to Kauai, first time to Tropical Taco and had to hit it up a second time later in the week! So good! And the people working there are super friendly and helpful. I'm celiac so understanding restaurant folk are always appreciated :)

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This little restaurant has excellent fish tacos. I enjoyed the flavor of the fish, the slaw, and the tacos. I have been several times and have had no complaints. The servings are generous and I cannot imagine you would leave hungry. Great place for a quick lunch during you stay in Hanalei.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Get the beef taco! The tacos are huge and so yummy. They make their own chips and salsa too. It's popular, but worth the wait. Right off the main road next to a great surf shop in the sweet town of Hanalei.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Decent , high priced. A lot of pinto beans for filler. Got soft taco so was good tortilla though. Comes with a few chips too. Salsa on the side is spicy but great flavor!

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were excited to eat here, however when we pulled into the parking lot we saw the signs indicating that the parking lot was for the liquor store. So we figured we would kill two birds with one stone. I went to the liquor store, my wife went to pick up some tacos to take home. Upon my return from... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice little open air type restaurant with a little different menu. Good food and usually not quiet as crowded as the places closer to the grocery store.

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Additional Information about Tropical Taco

Address: 5-5088 Kuhio Hwy # A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-827-8226
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5088 Kuhio Hwy # A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808-827-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?