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“Wonderful fish taco!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tropical Taco

Tropical Taco
Ranked #23 of 47 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
san diego
Level Contributor
136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wonderful fish taco!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

I love fish tacos, so I've eaten many different kinds. This was the best! Normally I don't eat the battered ones. I usually eat the grilled fish for health reasons and because I don't like greasy food. This time I went for the battered fish. It was light, flaky and delicious! It was not greasy in any way. Absolutley delicious! They also served it with beans and rice. The beans were like nothing I've tasted before. I asked how they cooked them and they said they were just boiled and smashed - nothing added. They were excellent (and healthy). We found this cute little place on the end of a "strip" mall painted green. It had a wooden bar overlooking the road but beyond was the majestic mountains of Kauai. It's difficult to find, but worth the search! Note: other family members did not care for the other items on the menu and found them a little high priced. BUT the fish tacos are well worth the trip!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 2-an-island-lady
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“move along”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

...okay but nothing to get excited about...i make better tacos at home...service was slack, menu limited

Visited August 2013
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Newhall, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love Tropical Tacos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We've been coming to Tropical Taco every year since it actual was in a truck and before they had a soda machine and accepted credit cards. We love it and are never disappointed. My wife loves the fish tacos and I love the Fat Jack. Seemed a little pricy at first but its actually a great value because the tacos are huge. The staff is great and we love the convenience. DON'T MISS IT !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FredJanet
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great tacos!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Been here many times. Consistantly excellent tacos and burritos. The fish tacos are fresh and wonderful. The Fat Jack is huge and filling, very good. Anyone visiting Hanalei should check it out.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Yum!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We loved these fish tacos! This was a perfect place to stop for a quick lunch on the way to the beach. The food was excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful. Good value for the price. Thanks!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank UALiz
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