We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About
Located on Hawai’i Island, 10 miles south of Kailua-Kona and right on Mamalahoa Highway in the small town of Captain Cook, Shaka Tacoz is becoming a community staple and must-visit tourist hot-spot. Known for our tacos and incredible view of the south Kona coastline, our goal is to provide a unique, high-quality experience, at a cost the whole family can afford. Shaka Tacoz is renowned for the high level of care and quality that goes into creating the perfect blend of always-fresh ingredients in each and every taco. We take tremendous pride in being able to provide accommodations for all vegetarian and gluten-free diets, as well as serving a healthy dose of “Aloha!” and a level of service you’d
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Fast Food
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Friendly
Reviews (124)
Filter reviews
122 results
Traveler rating
105
11
3
1
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
105
11
3
1
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tacos burrito pork asado guac mango steak salad ono food truck pickled onions indoor seating snorkeling at captain cook hawaiian twist hot sauce quick bite back porch
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We randomly stopped at this place on our way through Captain Cook when visiting the island recently and I’m SO GLAD we did!! The food was delicious! I had fish tacos and they were by far the best ones I had during our stay. (And...I ate a LOT of fish tacos while we were there. Lol) The food was fresh, incredibly tasty. The indoor area was clean and they were kind enough to let us use their restroom (lots of local places won’t let the public do that). The service was fast and friendly, prices were reasonable, and the view on the deck out back was awesome. We even made some little gecko friends while sitting back there. We will definitely stop by here again on our next trip. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up from us!! 👍👍More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small restaurant, in an non descriptive location but don’t let that stop you, the food is well worth the stop, wide choice of tacos, burritos, etc.. with soft drinks for sale or BYOB. They do take out and have indoor seating. They can do light...spicy too all out fire in your mouth and have veg options, excellent and friendly service. Open until 8 pmMore

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious. We tried the burrito, quesadilla, tacos, all were great. Only downside is that they didn’t have avocado/ guac either day we went.

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 1, 2022 via mobile

We were definitely impressed with the food at Shaka Tacoz. Delicious and had many healthy options. My daughter, being a vegetarian, was even impressed with the veggie chorizo.

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

These are great tacos. Seriously great. I go to Mexico a few times a year and these tacos are some of the best I’ve ever had. We sat a long table overlooking the slope. Very pretty. Come for the great tacos. They sold a sour...sop drink in a cab that was very good. I’d never had it before. Chunks of fruit in the can. I’m going to look for it at home.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

We looked at the ratings and decided to check it out. The building is less than desirable as you order inside but pick your food up at the truck outside. Got the 3 tacos - 2 pork and 1 fish. Didn't care for the fish...but the pork were yummy. I'd go back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

Small taco shop delivering big tacos with big flavor. Tried 3 different proteins all of them were delicious, pork being my favorite. I would put this on your list and grab a taco.

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 11, 2022

This is our current favorite meal on the Island so far....Excellent food, we got a bowl and plate of tacos, very very good! The seating/view was just awesome after a morning of snorkeling. My kids loved the lizards coming out to see what we were...eating. Hope to make it there again!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 29, 2022

Shaka Tacoz just opened a truck in the Ali'i Gardens Market and you don't want to miss it! This is the best fish taco on the island. So many wonderful flavors! Service is great, they guarantee you a food experience that you will love. I...won't be in Kona ever again without having lunch there at least once. The market is open 10-5. My husband had the spicy pork tacos, which were wonderful also (I had to have a bite!) You don't want to miss this taste treat.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 18, 2022 via mobile

We were snorkeling at Two step and looked on trip advisor for restaurants near by. Reviews were spot on. We saw place when drove by and it was packed. We actually ordered online from the beach and it was hot and ready when we arrived....We sat outside facing ocean. Food was excellent. My favorite was the pork tacos.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 13, 2022

This place broke da mouth bra! Off the hook tacos and burritos. I've tried just about everything here and it was fantastic. Don't let the appearance fool you, go try it and you'll get addicted. Oh, and these people are so cool!

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 3, 2022

Waaaaaaaaahhhh we went here twice in one day because the tacos are out of this world. Best were the fish tacos with freshly grilled Ono. The pickled onions on top were super yum and so pretty to look at. So cool to eat outside with...a sea view and the green geckos to keep you company - pinching some of your sauce 🦎More

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 23, 2022 via mobile

Just a quick stop before coffee tour. Best fish tacos ever!! Quesadillas are a half inch thick. Three more days here and we will be back every day. Great dining bar with view. Needs more parking!

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 19, 2022

We all loved our tacos. Very unassuming location except packed with cars around it. More seating than I expected. Best fish taco I have had on BI so far. Friendly staff. It’s a must stop for us every visit now.

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

Get the fish tacos with salsa verde …… to die for 😀 This was supposed to be a one off but we came back three days in a row. Sooooo tasty!

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Manago Hotel
349 reviews
.06 miles away
Club Wyndham Mauna Loa Village
339 reviews
5.70 miles away
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
3,509 reviews
5.89 miles away
Kona Oceanfront Home
2 reviews
7.27 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Manago Hotel & Restaurant
415 reviews
.05 miles away
Big Rob's Bakery
109 reviews
.17 miles away
Black Rock Pizza
51 reviews
.73 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
282 reviews
.13 miles away
Kealakekua Bay
821 reviews
.93 miles away
Espace Plongee
117 reviews
.86 miles away
Ka'Awaloa Trail
69 reviews
.96 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shaka Tacoz staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Shaka Tacoz

Yes, Shaka Tacoz offers takeout services.

Shaka Tacoz is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5