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Tropical Taco

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5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The people here are great, the food is not. Perhaps this is how they like tacos in Hawaii. If you live or travel in the Southwest US, you have probably had some great tacos. But... In Hanalei, these are what is considered good. The fish was OK but sparse. The pieces were available grilled or fried. The tortilla is more... More 

Thank ChinoSJP
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously the best taco I have ever had at Tropical Taco on our family vacation. The staff was so friendly and the food was the best!

Thank S1088XLmary
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find in Hanalei..friendly staff..great food..we ordered nachos with beef..and the Hanalei fish and taro chips ...both were delicious..usually when you order fish n chips you get three pieces of fish but not here..the taro fries were delicious to me..Will go back again..

Thank Gensmith
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super yummy fresh tasting fish tacos! We are here 2x it was so good! $15 for 2 massive fish tacos a da side of beans and chips pretty great for Hawaii food prices.

Thank Nina M
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the fish tacos - very good. The portion sizes are very large. Prices are reasonable. I would recommend this for a quick lunch.

Thank BudDiver
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch and glad we chose Tropical Taco. The food was good - I had the fish and chips and hubby had the fish tacos. I'm not a fan of the taro fries - I would have preferred taro chips, and there was a tad too much batter on the fish. $35 for two meals, 1 coke. a... More 

Thank MZHI
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The is a great place for a quick bite! The fish taco's are the best we have eaten in Hanalei. we have been back the past two years in visiting Hanalei. Friendly staff, reasonably price

Thank JphilBedford
Albany, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I love fish, and love fish tacos, I did not love this. The menu should be more descriptive. Got a taco that came with basically a quarter point of refried beans two pieces of fish, a sprinkle of lettuce and cheese...wrapped in a thick pita bread....was not what we were expecting at all. Fish had no flavor ended up having... More 

Thank nikki b
Tyler, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a quick afternoon snack, so we shared the fish tacos. They were pretty good and filling. The hot sauce you can put on is really good but really spicy.

Thank Duvey711
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We've been coming to Tropical Taco for many years, the fish tacos are always delicious. They are not cheap, but are always fresh. If you are hungry the fish and taro chips are a good option, you get 5 pieces of fish.

Thank NickinLA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?