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Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

) #12 of 27 Restaurants in Poipu $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-8884
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (165 reviews)
“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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was not exactly what we were expecting. It was definitely upscale with some twists on what we were used to for Mexican food. Our friends really liked the brussel sprouts burrito and the ensalada quinoa (salad), but they eat healthier than we do....More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy the table side guacamole and they do a great job with fresh fish with a Mexican flare. We like to go on Wednesdays after the farmers market in the mall area is winding down and sit in the area overlooking the market.

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice location in a shopping center with decent food that is slightly pricy for what you get. The food and service is good and attentive.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were Visiting Poipu for the second time and came across a lovely looking Mexican restaurant . Looked great from the outside so went in for lunch , sat outside on ground level as I think they only open upstairs when it's full or in...More

1  Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered Steak and chicken fajitas and they were very good. The waiter was very friendly, the service was fast, and the food was very good. You got corn tortillas, good portion of either chicken or steak, guacamole, sour cream, Spanish rice, beans, and the...More

Thank budmaxaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful evening with the family at this outstanding restaurant. The decor was superb and inviting, the staff were friendly and very helpful. The meals were exquisite and very tasty. I would recommend this as a must whilst in Poipu.More

Thank Thommo178
Manager M, Guest Relations Manager at Tortilla Republic The Upstairs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Thommo178, Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time while dining with us! I have to agree with you, although we are a Mexican restaurant, our modern atmosphere , cuisine, and friendly...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
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
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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