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Tropical Taco

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5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-827-8226
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Texas, I was a little reluctant to have burritos on Kauai. Their burrito had quality ingredients, but not much flavor. The spicy salsa was essential for making it just an average tasting meal. However, this lunch experience was very filling and on the cheaper side of the food options around Hanalei, which is nice when staying in such... More 

Thank Ian P
El Paso, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us drove to Hanalei and had lunch at this restaurant. We all ordered the tacos and were pleased with our choices and the restauarnt

Thank rblumen1
Sonoma County, California
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good solid fish tacos just as they should be in Hawaii. No frills fun spot on the Hwy. What used to be a taco truck has now for many years been a brick and mortar eatery. No beer and wine but if you just run next door to the liquor store you can get a $3.00 large Maui beer. Voila!... More 

Thank kp14
Sacramento, California
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stopped in here today and had a lunch that was excellent. Yes it is pricey but understand cost of business is a lot in this area. We all had something different, I had the the Burito: Big, ten full inches of flour tortilla warmed and wrapped around beans, lettuce, salsa, and cheese and your choice of Fish, Seasoned Ground Beef... More 

Thank Allan B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We walked around several places and then finally found our way to Tropical Taco. It was the best decision of the day - at least in terms of food! The tacos were great. LOTS of food. We should have split an order. But, this is a place that we will return to when we re-visit Kauai.

Thank Joe M
Monterey, California
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I had the beer-battered fish tostada. The fish was great. The rest of it was a mushy mess. I broke the flimsy plastic fork trying to slice off a piece of the tough, thick tasteless tostada glued to the bottom. And $15 for a fish tostada? You may dine outside facing the mountains, but unfortunately your only option is facing... More 

Thank Terry-Jolly
Hillsboro, Oregon
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314 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch. Among the 4 of us, we had two orders of fish tacos, one fish burrito and one fish 'n chips. Large servings and ample fish in all the orders. The food, generally, was a bit under seasoned and the taro fries with fish 'n chips were interesting, but not terribly tasty.

Thank Roadtripsters2015
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Food was delicious. There was a big line when we got there, but the food came out pretty quick, and fresh. Would highly recommend. Make sure you are hungry!

Thank Melissa N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a quick bite. Ended up ordering Baja tacos and it was good enough for both of us to be content and full. The dish is $15 and comes with 2 tacos, beans and chips. The fish is deep fried, served with slaw and salsa. Very good! Good place for lunch!

Thank Irena K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Okay, I get it. $15 for two tacos is expensive. But these are totally worth it. All of the reviews are either "best tacos I've ever had" or "can't believe it's $15"! Listen, if the best fish tacos you've ever had are worth $15, buy them. Otherwise, move along. I will go back again and again. I freaking love Tropical... More 

Thank Joshua H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-827-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?