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Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-8884
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (166 reviews)
“enchiladas” (69 reviews)
“churros” (29 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
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1 - 10 of 1,337 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great experience for brunch.. good food and good service! Had a breakfast quesadilla and my sons ordered from the kids menu, which had good options as well.

Thank ShelleyBerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review highlights their bottomless mimosa brunch. For $30 you get a meal and bottomless Mimosas. Each dish is about $15-20 so why not? The food is amazing and filling. Relleno poblano is my favorite. GO back for lunch or dinner - the food is...More

Thank Gwyneth C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great Restaurant and would advise you go upstairs if you want a meal in comfortable surroundings. There are also distant ocean views. Food was great and we were served very quickly. The chicken fajitas were very tasty. My husband had the beef...More

Thank Manderj
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very refreshing when management listens to customers and chooses to improve on something already top notch. I never appreciated, that upon arrival at your table you had to pay for chips and salsa at TR, but that was changed. Upon sitting you are...More

Thank TonyFi18
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's so worth going upstairs. The environment is gorgeous and you don't get the ocean view from downstairs. The prices aren't that different. I had the best chili verde I have ever had. It melts in your mouth. The guac was very limey and fresh....More

Thank Baxter0101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted somewhere somewhat inexpensive and quiet on our last night. It was near our resort on Poipu Beach in a little strip mall nearby. The food was good and the service as well. Although we could not get my husband's complete order served for...More

Thank TravelShopper2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch with our family. Great service, food was fast and tasty. We had the guacamole, chicken quesadilla and steak tacos. All were good portion sizes and tasty. We enjoy stopping in here for a meal when we are in the area.

Thank loveshawaii2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch downstairs and dinner upstairs during our vacation. Both meals were enjoyable and the margaritas are good too. Lighter & higher end type of Mexican food, which is preferred by our family.

Thank CAKarenOrangeCounty
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Torialla Republic (goes by the name TR). Ask for upstairs. The ambience and service is consistent with fine dining. They make fresh custom guacamole dip for you at your table from fresh ingredients right in front of you. Thats the classic and specialty of TR....More

Thank Californian2012
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We were a party of 6 and basically ignored for the first 15 minutes...not even water. Once they realized we were there it was good. The table side guac is yummy and you can add what you like to it. I had the enchiladas suizas...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $32
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-8884
  • E-mail
Tortilla Republic "The Upstairs" sets the bar for fresh, bold flavors offering guests inventive fare with unexpected flavors utilizing all-natural meats, organic and locally grown produce, . The restaurant features modern Mexican cuisine in a contemporary chic setting with spectacular sunset views from spacious al fresco lanais. Winner of "Best New Restaurant Kauai 2012" according to the Garden Island Newspaper and appointed "Best Kauai Hawaii Nightlife" by Modern Luxury, Tortilla Republic offers Kauai a variety of gastronomic and entertaining experiences. The menu includes updated Mexican classics made with fresh, flavorful ingredients, with an island twist. Tortilla Republic "The Upstairs" features dinner 7 nights a week with live Latin Guitarist every Friday night.
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