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3477 Weliweli Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8546
+1 808-634-4016
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Portland, OR, USA
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Maybe we just caught the guy on an off night, but our experience was pretty dismal. We stopped by around 6ish one evening and were the only ones there -- no one else in the lot. I parked the car parallel to the cart in the designated parking area (that had no spots outlined or anything), and the guy made... More 

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Koloa
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Hidden behind the shops in Koloa is a great Mexican food truck. Always good and now there is shaded seating.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

We ate lunch at this food truck during recent visit to Kauai. All in our party had the fish tacos - we enjoyed so much we returned again. I highly recommend. The food is delicious, fresh and plentiful. Enjoy!!

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Herndon, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

To a lot of people, tacos means grilled meat - whether it's fish, chicken or beef. That char gives the meat a distinct taste. So I did not have the highest expectations when I tried the fish tacos here because the fish did not looked grilled or breaded and fried (another way to do tacos). However, I did find that... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great fish tacos. Prepare to pay $11 for two, but well worth it. The fish (not sure what they use) is white, light and fresh.

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Thank Jim V
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

We stopped at Chalupa's food truck and I enjoyed fantastic fish tacos. My husband had a shredded beef burrito with all the fixin's the first time and the second time he had the barbecoa. All amazing and fresh.

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

Spent all day on the ziplines. We were hungry. I was skeptical and initially gave the truck the 'stinkeye', but looked it up on TA to see what others had experienced. Since the reviews were favorable, we gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised. Didn't get the fish tacos though. Chicken burrito was stuffed and the quesadillas were great.... More 

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Palos Verdes, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015

The fish tacos here are some of the best I have ever had anywhere. I am sure the key is the fish is so fresh. The combo of the fish, sauce and whatever else they do to it just works. I crave them.

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Fresno, California
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I often enjoy food truck meals to most other types of dining establishments. Chalupas did not disappoint. Great Mexican food in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The chicken burrito was excellent.

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Ashland, Oregon
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Undoubtedly the best fish taco I have ever had. The key for me is super fresh fish, not breaded and fried, and not overly seasoned. Chalupa's nailed it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $10
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast Food, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3477 Weliweli Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8546
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-634-4016
Description
SpecialtiesSpecialties includeFish and Shrimp tacosMouth watering Barbacoa and CarnitasFlavorful meat and vegetarian burritosTortasChalupasQuesedillasDaily specials like Shrimp Diabla, homemade tortillas and more Located on Weliweli Road behind Old Koloa Town. Look for the red, white, and green Chalupa's Truck.HistoryEstablished in 2011ALOHA and Bien VenidosCome to Old Koloa Town for sabrosa (tasty), authentic take out Mexican Food. We're just a stroll away from the shops of historic Old Koloa Town and about 2 miles inland from the tropical and beautiful beaches of Po'ipu.My name is Miguel and I am from Veracuz, Mexico where we have a passion for fresh meats and vegetables, flavorful spices, and hot peppers! I grew up working on my family's ranch and learned how to cook and prepare foods from my mom and abuela (grandmother). Take-out (call in or walk up) or relax in our small outdoor patio setting with limited seating (for now). An island style casual family friendly atmosphere that is fast, fresh, tasty, and also easy on the budget. We also provide catering for your special event -small or large. My goal is to satisfy your hunger while making your taste buds dance with healthy Mexican foods that you'll savor our food and want come back for more.

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