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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (168 reviews)
“enchiladas” (74 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 2 days ago

We visited the downstairs cantina and found the food to be pretty good. We live in and area with great Mexican, so the fact that we found a decent place on Kauai was amazing. We have the Shrimp Fajitas and found them to be well...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had never been to Tortilla Republic and decided to give it a try it at The Kukui 'ula Shopping Centre in Kauai. We were both pleasantly surprised at the flavor and the quality of the food and service. We went at 1:30 on a...More

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My 7 family members dined at a very large round tackle in the corner of the balcony. Many dinners served here have left a thick coating of Gluck. That I could have needed a putty knife to scrape off. Very unsanitary. My shrimp pastore dish...More

Thank Fishbooks
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tuesday is the day to come here, great deals on tacos and $30 pitcher of margaritas. We came on Monday and everything is nearly twice as much.

Thank Gregory N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service was a little slow and I didn't get exactly what I ordered but it was delicious. The atmosphere was great and the table side guacamole was the best I've ever had anywhere.

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at the recent reviews, I would never have known this was the same restaurant. We had a great server in Katie and our purist margaritas, monchong catch of the day, table-side guacamole and lighter than air key lime pie were all delicious and served...More

Thank Golfgal60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 7:30 on a Saturday night and were told that there was a 40 minute wait. We were seated next to the bar within 30 minutes, which was nice. Then it took about 15 minutes for our waitress to come over, and then...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a terrific dinner place in a wonderful shopping/dining venue. Upstairs gives you a view of the ocean and the people below. The food is authentic and the table side guacamole is not to be missed - amazing! Drinks are the best too.

Thank Blake P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambiance and Margaritas were good but not much else. The food was generally bland and the totrtillas were actively bad tasting. How do you mess up tortillas?? Service was slow and uninterested in their jobs. This seems like a typical tourist trap: It can be...More

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For starters, I really do not like writing a bad review but this was just absolutely terrible. We went here off of a recommendation from our personal driver and when we arrived there the place looked really nice and fancy for it to be a...More

Thank xianscott
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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
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, 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
  • 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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