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Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

) #11 of 28 Restaurants in Poipu $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-8884
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“enchiladas” (69 reviews)
“churros” (28 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visit to Kauai we ate at Tortilla Republic twice, we really enjoyed it. Good Food, Good Atmosphere and Good Service.

Thank bond0381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had dinner here on our last night and it was amazing. The food was very fresh and so yummy. My son had the beef enchiladas and said it was the best meal he'd had our whole trip. Too bad it was...More

Thank lblmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw someone was a bit disappointed with the downstairs, and to each his own I guess because we actually enjoyed it. The food was awesome - some nice creamy sauces and a little different spin on traditional Mexican food. My son had the Quesadilla...More

Thank triton76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Tortilla Republic twice during our stay. Once just for cocktails with chips and salsa and a second on Taco Tuesday. The Fish Tacos were okay. The Cantina (ground level) was a nice environment for relaxing. Everyone was pleasant. We would go back.

Thank Sharron F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downstairs is a definite disappointment compared to upstairs and the prices are quite high. You get free chips and salsa, but a a salsa tasting is $7 and they just give 2 tablespoons of two other salsas. The corn appetizer for $5 is also too...More

1  Thank FrequenTraveler123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch even though we had (bad) Mexican food last night. We were determined to find decent Mexican food on Kaua‘i. We ate downstairs. We were greeted by a very friendly young woman who escorted us to our table outside. We were...More

Thank JPriceisright
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate in the downstairs. We enjoyed our food well enough. The service was very nice. The food was much more expensive than most places we went to.

Thank rbeise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the purist .margarita was outstanding but a bit pricey. The ahi nachos were good but not a lot of ahi. The salsa trio was excellent. the chili verde was excellent. The atmosphere and wait staff were outstanding.

Thank 644Steve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was just average. I had the chicken tacos. Not so great. But, I'm from California, so used to pretty good Mexican food.

Thank jc4homes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shops at Kukui'ula have plenty of restaurant choices and we have been to all of them. Tortilla Republic is good, nothing really stands out on the menu but it is fine, the drinks are fine. Yes, if you are out and want to eat...More

Thank davidcantupdx
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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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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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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