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Tako Taco Taqueria

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65-1271 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7369
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Kamuela, Hawaii
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

The road is a busy & it's hard to park but if you are tired of paying "tourist prices" this is some tasty food and you will be eating with mostly locals

Thank peacein
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stopped here on the way from Hilo to Waikoloa. We both had fish tacos mine was the Wonton Taco with Poke, my wife's was mahi mahi I think. Mine was raw fish. Not something I would normally try but I was out for something different. The flavor was good but I think I will stick to cooked fish. My... More 

Thank Michael R
seattle, wa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had lunch at Big Island Brewhaus/taqueria after finding it online with good reviews. We had the chips & cheese, fish tacos, wonton tacos, and fish burrito, with the habanero sauce (on the side). It was all amazing!! The habenero sauce was wonderfully hot too. The beers were great - wide range of beer styles & flights so you can... More 

Thank jfmi
Salt Lake City, Utah
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153 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our food was excellent here. I loved the steak tacos, and my husband had great fajitas. The waitresses were very friendly to our three young kids. The place is very small and quaint. Food took awhile to be served, but it came out fresh and delicious.

Thank hijodi
Salisbury V
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great Lilifruit margarita very small mostly locals nice to get away from touristy places. all locals lots of good choices

Thank Karen M
Honokaa, Hawaii
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

The food was so bad we could not eat it. They may have changed the name/ownership but the lousy food is the same bad stuff. Even with good beer it didn't make up for the horrible taste of the food, you can't wash down bad food with good beer.

Thank Puuhuluhulu
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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260 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

I prefer the Mex tho and it goes great with the beers they have on tap and micro brewed. A local favorite and one place I try to hit when I can. Pretty large menu for a small place. Rest rooms are fine. Place is nicely cleaned and has a great local bar next to the beer which is worth... More 

Thank Bobb L
Victoria, Canada
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319 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

First, the in-house brewed beer is excellent. I had the Overboard IPA and it compared very well with anything on the NA west coast. However, the food experience was mixed. My wife had the Green Chile Burger and declared it to be good. Two of us had the fish taco plate ($12.00) which supposedly contained the catch of the day.... More 

Thank fishnguy
Louisville, Colorado
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441 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

A great place to stop for a bite and a beer. Owners were friendly and staff was attentive. They made some recommendations and were able to give better descriptions of menu items. Unique bathroom. Would definitely stop in again. Great food after a long hike.

Thank gustav2011
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Called to place a to go order. Was put on hold for over 10 minutes and no one ever got back to the phone. I hung up and called right back and asked if the girl who answered had time to take our order and she hung up on me. So incredibly rude after we have been loyal customers who... More 

Thank Don V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1271 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7369
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 808-887-1717

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