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Tropical Taco

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5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Yakima, Washington
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They specialize in their fish tacos. There were 3 of us but we only placed an order for 2 plates of the fish tacos. They were just as good as any of the food vans you can buy fish tacos from but MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE. I visited here a few years ago and had the same dish at nearly half... More 

Thank Sherry5170
Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a late lunch and were not disappointed!! My husband and I split the baja tacos and a side of beer battered fish and both plates were delicious! The fish was fresh and very tasty. We will definitely stop by this place next time we visit!

Thank aschweppe
Santa Monica, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not a great experience for my daughter and myself. i had the "tostada and she had some super large taco, which was like the tostada except folded...

Maple Grove, Minnesota
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local recommended Tropical Taco and we enjoyed it very much! We ordered the burrito with ahi and the burrito with beef. Loved the flour tortilla and fixings - especially when I ran across the street and bought a roadside avocado for $.50! We sat at the bar overlooking the main road and watched cars and tourists while we ate.... More 

Thank MMcFadz
Oxnard, California
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is great. No matter what I order I'm never disappointed. You go up to the register to order and they bring the good food to you. I ordered the taco salad with meat. Always dee-lish.

Thank Elizabeth A
Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

It seems silly to be angry about tacos but we were. First of all, these aren't really tacos. They are served on an arepa like shell and coated in lettuce and cheddar cheese. The meat variety tasted like something you make at home with a home taco kit. The fish taco was abysmal. You get one sandwich like taco with... More 

Thank p0tter07
Somers, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

On our first night we wanted something quick and easy, and Tropical Taco was it. The food was ok... all tasted fine but not over the top fantastic. Biggest issue was that they were out of avocado and that they mixed up many of our orders (group of 7)... the kids were frustrated to have beans when they didn't want... More 

Thank hcambareri
Mesa, Arizona
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178 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Good fish tacos and food fish burritos. Friendly staff but food was slow. In fairness they were busy at time. Not a lot of great food options in Hanalei so this is worth a lunch.

Thank Wayne S
Seoul, South Korea
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156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I had the Fat Jack beef burrito which was a fried burrito with shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, and sour cream on top. It was very good. My wife had a fish burrito and was impressed with it. Everything averaged between $14-$16 which is a bit high but since it's Hawaii (specifically Hanalai) it's to be expected. The people were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
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?