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“Some of the best Mexican food on Kauai”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chalupa's

Chalupa's
Ranked #17 of 42 Restaurants in Koloa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Fast Food, Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: SpecialtiesSpecialties includeFish and Shrimp tacosMouth watering Barbacoa and CarnitasFlavorful meat and vegetarian burritosTortasChalupasQuesedillasDaily specials like Shrimp Diabla, homemade tortillas and more Located on Weliweli Road behind Old Koloa Town. Look for the red, white, and green Chalupa's Truck.HistoryEstablished in 2011ALOHA and Bien VenidosCome to Old Koloa Town for sabrosa (tasty), authentic take out Mexican Food. We're just a stroll away from the shops of historic Old Koloa Town and about 2 miles inland from the tropical and beautiful beaches of Po'ipu.My name is Miguel and I am from Veracuz, Mexico where we have a passion for fresh meats and vegetables, flavorful spices, and hot peppers! I grew up working on my family's ranch and learned how to cook and prepare foods from my mom and abuela (grandmother). Take-out (call in or walk up) or relax in our small outdoor patio setting with limited seating (for now). An island style casual family friendly atmosphere that is fast, fresh, tasty, and also easy on the budget. We also provide catering for your special event -small or large. My goal is to satisfy your hunger while making your taste buds dance with healthy Mexican foods that you'll savor our food and want come back for more.
Kalaheo, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Some of the best Mexican food on Kauai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

The owner has restaurant experience and wanted to go off on his own. So he bought this food truck and is serving up his mother's Mexican recipes and the food is really authentic and good.

Visited June 2013
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Irving, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Their fish was very good, but the fish tacos had too much chili powder. The burrito was large and good, but not special.

Visited May 2013
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Denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Cheap, tasty, sneaky location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Pretty simple: it's a food truck serving high quality Mexican at good prices and friendly service. It's in a sneaky spot behind the Koloa Fish Market near the grocery store. Go there and leave happy and full.

Visited May 2013
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Graham
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yummy food! Don't miss this place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had dinner here tonight! The food here was excellent and authentic. We had carnita tacos, barbacoa tacos and barbacoa plate. The meat was delicious. I wish we would have discovered this place sooner! Next time in kauai i am definitely going back!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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“Almost missed it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This food truck is a little hard to find and we stumbled upon it by accident on a little side street in Koloa. Glad we did! The service was quick and friendly even though they were fairly busy with a constant line-up. There are a few picnic tables where you can sit and chat with other visitors while you wait. We did notice that there were quite a few locals there which is a good sign for a food truck. The fish tacos were excellent with un-battered fish which was very nice for a change, a nice, slightly spicy sauce and all the great flavours that we expect in a good fish taco. My husband and I shared the two tacos on the plate and lunch with a can of soda came to $13.....can't beat that for a lunch for two. We will definitely go back before leaving Kauai.

  • Visited April 2013
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