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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 - 5:00 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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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
Pretty average food

A bit expensive for tacos that were pretty average. My wife had fish tacos and I had the Fat Jack. Neither were overly flavorful or really stood out from the other restaurants. Definitely others I would rather have in Hanalei instead.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
mktweeten
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A bit expensive for tacos that were pretty average. My wife had fish tacos and I had the Fat Jack. Neither were overly flavorful or really stood out from the other restaurants. Definitely others I would rather have in Hanalei instead.

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Folsom, California
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

large portions, everyone got what they wanted - and their burritos are served like a sushi handroll, so you can eat with a fork to start. Chips are fresh, and they had homemade chips. Good value for your hawaiian vacation dollar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Always stop here when in Hanalei. Really good fish tacos. Better than I've had in Socal. Fish is fresh and local, changes when the catch of the day and they close early when the fish runs out. Grab a beer next door and enjoy sitting on their lanai.

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San Luis Obispo
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I come from the land of amazing Mexican food and fish tacos so I have high standards. Tropical Taco was pretty good. It didn't blow me out of the water but it also wasn't a total disappointment. There were large portions of breaded fish in each taco (we got the Baja Taco Fish Special) , chips and beans- which was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I got one taco and a drink and it was over $14! Granted, the one taco was huuuuuge (the size of a burrito) and I only ate half...but $14 still seems expensive.

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

my husband and I were directed to this place as a great place to have fish tacos. While the fish was fresh, it was bland and overpriced. The service was horrendous. We ordered the identical meals at the same time, mine came out first, with the guy indicating the other was coming. We then watched him deliver at least 4... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Horrendously over priced, bland tacos and burritos that are so greasy you should just kiss your swimsuit goodbye for the rest of your trip! The staff, while not unwelcoming, was certainly aloof. Could deal with the blah food and the so so service if it wasn't so expensive!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We enjoyed both the fish tacos as well as the traditional Mexican food. It was a quick stop. The food was cooked fresh. There was a mix up in our order, but they addressed it quickly.

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cbun08
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stopped here for tacos and had a pleasant surprise. They are expensive tacos but they taste fantastic!! I will say the taro fries leave a little to be desired but everything else was fantastic!

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Was a decent place to eat on our way to the north shore! Seemed a tad expensive but everything tasted great. Fast friendly service

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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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