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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (168 reviews)
“enchiladas” (73 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat at the lower level at least once every time we're on Kauai and it never disappoints. Their bowls are awesome and the jalapeño margaritas are so good, you might just have to order a second one and linger at the table a bit...More

Thank CharleyGirl303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking to have some pre-dinner cocktails before dinner at Eating House 1849 across the way and this place caught my eye. This 3-store chain has two locations in California and this sole Hawaii spot. ATMOSPHERE: The two-level, open-air restaurant is located in the...More

1  Thank MauiWorldTravelers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after getting gas and vacuuming car in Koloa to order some takeout. Got tacos (carne asada and chili verde) and chicken enchiladas with mole. Enjoyed back at condo. Lane liked the carne asada tacos with crisp shells. I tried the chili verde tacos...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried Tortilla Republic as it was close to our hotel and in a nice shopping/art center so we were able to do some shopping after dinner. There was plenty of parking. We were happy with the friendly service and the atmosphere. We sat outside....More

Thank Islands4me22
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Service was excellent. Guacamole madeattableside was delicious. My wife had fajitas and I had the flies. Done to perfection.

Thank Norman L
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has table service upstairs, on a more formal basis, which appears different to that available downstairs. Downstairs they have special offers for each day of the week, today being Taco Tuesday. In reality 4 tacos for about the price of 3 if selected...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

We used the Travelzoo coupon as we have in other years and this makes for a super bargain in our opinion. We had the table side guacamole which is outstanding, a “perfect” margarita (that’s it name) and two entrees. My husband had the vegetarian enchiladas...More

Thank DJ512
Reviewed November 6, 2017

After leaving the Dolphin fish restaurant across the aisle from this restaurant, we ate upstairs and had a very good meal. All entries were prepared as advertised and the meal was very enjoyable. The guacamole is done table side and was very delicious, although it...More

Thank JohnnyK60048
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch. Fantastic margaritas and we got the Tuesday Taco special - really good (fish and chicken) Service was great

Thank deebk
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

My two small children, my wife and I, and my in-laws visited as soon as we got to Poipou. The menu was full of healthy options that made it difficult to choose. I chose the mole covered burrito and it did not disappoint. The burrito...More

Thank Juan G
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October 20, 2017|
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Response from davidcantupdx | Reviewed this property |
Did not look at beer list, many Margarita's to choose from, I know they have Corona and Maui Brewing.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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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