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“A Great Place to Refuel After Canyon Sightseeing.”
Review of Island Taco

Island Taco
Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed October 12, 2013

If you are going to or coming from the Waimea Canyon you are likely to pass Island Taco. It is located on the main drag through Waimea. My wife and I decided to stop here on our way back from the canyon.

The restaurant is small but has that quaint island feel. You walk up to the counter, order, have a seat, and the food is brought out. Tables are located under a small covered awning and a few picnic tables with umbrellas are also available. The food is served on syrofoam plates but don't let that stop you enjoying this quiet gem.

We ordered two shrimp tacos which come filled with seasoned rice, shredded cabbage, cheese and salsa. Also we ordered a side of the fantastic cilantro lime seasoned rice. The tacos are not large but definitely hit the spot. All the fillings tasted fresh and the rice was the perfect companion to the tacos. It had that cilantro lime taste without being overbearing. Oh that rice was good... We just had ice water to drink.

Anyhow, the price was reasonable at about $15 for the meal above which we shared. Service was quick and friendly. A great place to grab some great food and plan your next island adventure.

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Thank David T
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

The best tacos I've ever eaten! Giant portions for the money! Doesn't look like much from the outside but once you take a bite all that goes out the window!

It was a nice drive from poipu beach where we stayed but the scenery was fantastic on the way there....waimea canyon, Niihau island off in the distance, quaint shops in rustic towns.

A must stop when visiting the island!

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Thank AJF1970
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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

there aren't many places to choose from in waimea but so glad we decided on island taco. the portions are very large, one taco would fill you up! the Kalua pork and spicy fish tacos were the best I've had! will definitely be returning on our next trip to the island.

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Thank tanyakap
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Ahi fish tacos and burritos are fantastic. Plenty of fish and great flavor. We stopped here for lunch twice after coming down from Waimea Canyon after hiking

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Thank Allen T
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Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

The food is homemade, tacos in flour shells and generous portions. I had the kalua pork chimi...tasty and BIG!

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Thank StevieBSantaMonica
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