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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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  • 61
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  • 27
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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
Decent Fish Tacos

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
MissPea1978
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San Luis Obispo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 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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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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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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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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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

the fish tacos are average, but not great. a little too pricy for what you get. service is very friendly though.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A fun place for a very casual meal. The fish tacos and salad were really good. So much more authentic than the burger place (which had a long line) down the street. Ps-some ladies were cooking what they called Hawaiian Portuguese doughnuts in the yard next door when we ate here. We had to try them and they were incredible!... 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, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?