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Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

) #10 of 26 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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“guacamole” (165 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

1  Thank 3kids2kauai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were excited to find Tortilla Republic, food was great and open air outdoor deck overlooking little downtown area was nice.

Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the meal, I ordered the Poblano Rellano and it had a nice mix of flavors. Did not come with anything else but we did end up with rice & beans at our table; not sure if someone ordered them. The beef enchiladas were good....More

Thank CMC_03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The upstairs is a beautiful setting bringing in nice breezes. We arrived early for our reservation so we had a drink at the bar. The bartender was very helpful, even bringing us chips and salsas to go with our excellent margaritas. I had the "local"...More

Thank PattiCNS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Sunday lunch. Hostess was a bit disoriented but eventually we were greeted and seated. Drink service and chips were speedy. We both had Burritos with Carne Asada, one with Tomatillo sauce and one ranchero. All the food was good. Wait service was friendly and...More

Thank Grant W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have had good experiences and bad ones at this place. We make it a point to go here every year as we love the atmosphere and their menu. Seems like every other year we have some kind of issue. This year the food was...More

Thank vc_93004
Reviewed July 14, 2017

We were seated right away on a busy night upstairs. I simply ordered the flautas appetizer for my meal with a side of rice, and it was more than enough. It seems that many entrees are unique and more in line with a fusion restaurant,...More

Thank jbreur1570
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

I was here a couple years ago. I remember everything was amazing. I took my boyfriend there today, telling him how great it was. Unfortunately, it was not today. We waited about 15-20 min before being served. And when my boyfriend tried to get the...More

Thank Etuma2690
Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Tortilla Republic The Upstairs, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Aloha Etuma2690, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent dining experience. I want to sincerely apologize for the "mediocre" service and food you received. It is a shame that we failed to meet your expectations, especially as a return guest....More

Reviewed July 5, 2017

We ate here about 3 years ago and loved it. Back then there was care on service, quality of food, and ambiance. Now it seems like they are tired.

Thank SunnytheTraveller
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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, Bar scene, Families with children, 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
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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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