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Tropical Taco

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 52
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 21
    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
Great Fish Tacos!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Madison W
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Redlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is the place to go for breakfast and lunch! Over a week stay in Princeville, we ate there at least 6 times! Great breakfast burritos and the Fish Tacos are amazing!

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Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

fish tacos were great, friendly staff and good fresh air seating if it's raining. Trucking delicious, bubbas and tropical taco top lunch places for us

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I was in Kauai the week of Spring break, 2015. Made it a point to eat here as it was listed in all my guidebooks as having some of the best fish tacos on the island. These were by far the best fish tacos I ever had, they were delicious. If your on Kauai, make it a point to stop... More 

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Chico, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Quaint fish taco eatery in Hanalei. Fresh Fish, friendly staff, will give you information where to go sightseeing from the locals perspective. I really liked this place.

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Az
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice fish tacos, burritos, etc near the river and kayak rental. Indoor outdoor seating. Huge portion, if you're not too hungry then split or share the food. Tropical fish taco is their socialite. Delish! Order at the counter and they deliver to your table.

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Charlotte, NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Fish tacos about $15, but nothing special. It was fried fish, and they weren't huge. Not a bad price for Hanalei, but not the best tacos ever.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After hiking Hanakapiai Falls, we were looking for a quick bite before returning to Poipu. We stumbled upon Tropical Taco and were pleasantly surprised. My wife ordered the fish tacos and I ordered the fish burrito. In both circumstances were specified grilled fish not fried. The food was quite tasty and a generous portion of fish. The salsa was fresh... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Don't let the gruff attitude dissuade you, the food is good and the prices were fair. Sit on the porch and people watch.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

They basically serve tacos. Some on corn tortillas, some on wheat tortillas. They are very rigid and will not alter a menue item much. This is a problem when you have food allergis.

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?