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Tropical Taco

5-5088 Kuhio Hwy # A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
808-827-8226
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Ranked #27 of 35 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Berkeley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Taco ingredients tasted like it came out of Safeway Groceries stores Dry food section. We did not get sick with the food though. Pretty expensive for what it was. There are better places to eat in Hanalei.

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Calgary, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have tried Onu tacos with beans and chips. Good experiece, tasty lunch. The service is fast and the atmosphere tropical... Will visit again Tropical taco!

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Los Altos, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place is not good. The taco was way over priced and stuffed with ground beef. It was a horrible mess. I come from the land of Taco's in California and this place would not make it.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Apparently anyone can open a restaurant these days, you don't even need to know how to cook food or what genre you're going for. This place was generously given two stars only because they (claim to) make their own corn tortillas, which were great, but considering how the rest of the taco was put together, I just can't believe it.... More

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St. Kitts and Nevis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The best ahi tuna tacos I have had! So fresh and delicious! While a little pricey, you won't walk away hungry! A good meal after snorkeling!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The fish tacos were one of the best tacos I have ever had. Fresh and very tasty. It's a perfect spot to have a quick and good lunch during a day road trip.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There aren't many great places to eat on the north shore that are semi-affordable. With that said, this is a good lunch option if you need to mix it up during a prolonged stay. Two tacos should not be $13, but food is expensive in kauai, and we were satisfied with the taste. Most others seemed to be as well... More

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Fort Worth
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146 reviews 146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

$30 for the two of us to eat average (at best) fish tacos with a small soda (the only size they have). Then they wanted another dollar for a refill! We won't be back.

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CANBY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food was good and tasted fresh. It was overpriced in our opinion ($13 for 2 tacos, 1/2 cup refried beans and about 5 chips). There was outdoor seating, which was nice.

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our family of 4 visited for lunch today. My "fish" burrito consisted of a large flour tortilla, shredded lettuce and tomato, lots of tasteless refried beans, and one piece of fish that, when I unearthed it, had the size and appearance of a dead person's finger. Plus a handful of apparently unsalted chips on the side. There was simply no... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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