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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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Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Irvine, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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