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Tropical Taco

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Mexican, Seafood
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5-5088 Kuhio Hwy # A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
808-827-8226
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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, Takeout
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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Good but expensive

Tropical Taco has been a stop whenever we come to Kauai. Located in Hanalei just as you enter come into this little town, they do offer some good fish tacos. We had the Baja tacos, and they were as good as I remember with relatively sizable piece of fish. The only reason for the average rating... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
jmsmoll
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DFW
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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DFW
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tropical Taco has been a stop whenever we come to Kauai. Located in Hanalei just as you enter come into this little town, they do offer some good fish tacos. We had the Baja tacos, and they were as good as I remember with relatively sizable piece of fish. The only reason for the average rating is price value. They... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I went to visit this fast food Mexican restaurant with my family and it was the worst experience I ever had. We ordered some fish tacos and other type of food wich wasn't good, too expensive and a poor quality. If you want to waste your money please go to this place and spend $14 per taco!!! There were a... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

we ordered fish tacos and fish and chips. they were not bad, but for $14 for two tacos, I would rather eat elsewhere

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Overpriced tacos with little flavor, our party of 5 tried everything in the menu and all entrees were subpar.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I both had the fish taco. Not worth the $14. Over priced. Thin piece of fish in batter. Maybe another selection would have been appropriate.

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Chicago
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The fish tacos were good. Not the best we had as I didnt like that it was fried. Clean place and good service

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las vegas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

many choices that have always been yummy very tropical and Hawaiian like atmosphere staff is courteous and glad to accomodate

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Ate there our first week in Princeville. Absolutely magical evening. We were seated on the front porch. The service was impeccable. I had the Wasabi-coated Ahi. The Best I ever had. Lightly breaded all over with a wonderful hint of wasabi flavor and heat. The Ahi was delightfully seared medium, slightly warm and still very red in the center. Went... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

There are so many tourist traps in Hawaii, but this place is not one. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. It didn't cost an arm and a leg. I am dreaming of the day I return to order more fish tacos and fish and chips! (I hate fish and chips, but this was like nothing I've had!)

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stopped here on a whim and ordered fish tacos. Yes they were a bit pricey for eating on paper plates, but the tacos didn't disappoint. This is a. Excellent choice after swimming/snorkel/SUP because it really is relaxed. We even got to bring in our own beers to eat with lunch. We loved the surf shop next door which is how... More 

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?