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“Stick to the burger” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kauai Food Truck

Kauai Food Truck
Ranked #16 of 41 Restaurants in Koloa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $15
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Vancouver, Canada
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Stick to the burger”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stopped in after reading the reviews and left disappointed. Our daughter's pick was the best - A cheeseburger, served on a fluffy white bun, with lettuce, tomato and onions. I tried Pastele & Gandule Rice - the owner recommend this one - a Puerto Rican specialty, similar to Mexican tamales. The dough is made with green banana masa, filled with pork and olives. The plate looked appetizing but unfortunately the Pastele were terribly bland. An acquired taste. The rice, however, was delicious. My husband had the Loco Moco, a beef patty, topped with 2 eggs and gravy, over rice with a side of corn. A stick to your ribs lunch but ruined by the gravy.

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English first
Minneapolis, MN
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Try the pulled pork sandwich or the Aloha burger - both are delicious! The Kauai Food Truck is now a staple when we visit the island.

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LoveKauaiCali, Owner at Kauai Food Truck, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Kauai Food Truck thanks you for sharing such a great review for us. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Mahalo for your support!
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Portland, OR
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Yummy cart, service okay, no atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

The truck "delivers" delicious island fair--loco mocos, burgers and plate lunches. The Aloha BBQ burger ($9) was the best I had on Kauai. Totally messy and absolutely delicious!

I also tried the Teri Combo with chicken and beef. Amazing flavor, not saucy like you're used to. The flavor was in their rub. A good plate lunch, for $10. Other plate lunches, loco mocos and burgers were in the $8 range.

The food is great. The server was nice, but a bit confused and flustered when his "computer" went down. Can't fault him for that I guess.

There is a line, but worth the wait. Food is made to order, so it takes a bit longer. The fish tacos must be good because two women were ready to fight over a plate. :)

There is no real atmosphere. It is a food truck with a couple picnic tables and feral chickens.

Worth a stop! Or if you can get a glance at the menu, call ahead and pick up.

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Healdsburg, California
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“True Aloha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is the real deal. Truly great food at rock bottom prices served with all the aloha spirit so lacking in most tourist areas of Hawaii.
The owner, Taylor, is a real character imbued with a big heart and philosophical demeanor- there are a couple ladies that do the cooking and they don't disappoint. Loco Moco's for $8.00?? YES Lot's of other goodies for lunch including great fish tacos.
Sit outside on the lawn in the sun and enjoy a simple, friendly, tasty and fairly priced meal. Get there early and you may meet taylor's mom- she lives on Island too and is a friendly sort with some great stories. Spent about an hour with her Friday.
Gotta go food truck opens in 1/2 hr. Mon-Fri at 8:00
Get there . . . you won't regret it!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, PA
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious and friendly!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We ate lunch here today and it was so good! Simple paper plate but the butterfish and pork were delicious. Don't miss out!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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