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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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CANBY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Irvine, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

way over priced. got the tropical grilled fish taco. fish was over cooked. $13. no tasty salsa, shredded lettuce and refried beans. I can get two fresh fish tacos that taste way better at bear flag for five bucks.

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The Uintas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a cool , small tacqueria that goes outside of the box in offering fish and chips with taro chips! The fish tacos were VERY fresh. The burritos were large. Service was pleasant. Ask to use the complimentary bottle of fresh salsa- very good. Prices were a bit less than the average Kauai fare, but the food was better... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've been eating at Tropical Taco since it was a VW van parked in a lot and the food is still amazing! Definitely recommend it for lunch.

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not many choices for breakfast in the area, some friends told us not to go to Wake Up Cafe, so we popped into tropical taco and it was great!

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Minneapolis, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The quantity is large, taste is average without much spice or heat, rather bland. Cheap food for the quantity, pricey for the quality. My wife had the special taco which was bland, my fish taco was ok.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Worst tacos I've ever had. I ordered the fish tacos and the portion if fish was ridiculous. My kids ordered the beef tacos and were surprised to get ground beef, not grilled steak. They actually said Taco Bell was better!! $68 dollars for 4 bad tacos and powdered lemonade is a rip off! Go to Kileau Fish Market for fish... More

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San Rafael, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had the fish tacos as you do. Overall I was satisfied with the tacos and chips and beans. I was not blown away by the flavors. It satisfied my craving in a relaxed environment.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Good food - don't get me wrong but lunch for 4 of us cost $75. All good but a bit too much for lunch - didn't even have a beer. Fish tacos were good and so was the special taco.

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