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3477 Weliweli Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8546
+1 808-634-4016
10:00 - 19:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were pretty hungry after a full day out on the water. On the way back to our hotel we stopped at the chalupa food truck for some tacos. I had the chipotle chicken tacos and my husband had the fish tacos. Both were very good overall and a perfect way to celebrate cinco de mayo.

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Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

My husband had the fish burrito and I had a torta with pork (you can choose from pork, chicken, or beef) and this tasty little Mexican sandwich was the best I've ever had! (Also it was very filling) the prices are very reasonable, the staff are nice, they make the food to order so you wait a few minutes-very fresh!... More 

Thank endiaks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

This is a great little food truck behind the Old Koloa shopping center. It's bright green so you can't miss it. We all had the fish tacos. The fish was fresh caught so they do run out and are quite busy. Served on corn tortillas, with cabbage, salsa fresco and a great white chipotle sort of sauce. We had teenaged... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

This food truck is off the beaten path in old town Koloa. I stumbled upon it while turning around but recognized the name from the great reviews on here. So we changed our lunch plans and decided to check it out since it was right in front of us. I am so glad we did! I had the best fish... More 

Thank DDTravelover
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

When in Hawaii, we are always on the hunt for the best fish tacos! This food truck is definitely on our "must go back" list! We had lunch - Went hiking - then stopped back in again for dinner before returning to our resort. Every one in our group voted to have dinner here because we weren't sure we'd be... More 

Thank Linda W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

Real mexicans making your food, guys were from Campeche in Mexico a fishing town. The flavors of the fish tacos were fresh ( I don't eat fish ) fresh is amazing. The tacos were big and had all the fixings. You could miss it if your not careful. SLOW DOWN YOU'RE IN HAWAII!. Jorge

Thank Jorge A
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Shrimp tacos to die for! Very good quality food for a fast food truck, quick and good value. We had lunch there, and went back 2 days later for dinner. The second time we arrived 5 minutes before closing and they'd run out of shrimp and beans. Get there early if you're going!!!

Thank Erika L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

We read about this in one of the guidebooks as having the best fish tacos on Kauai. Would not say they were the best but definitely second best. Went here four separate times (pay close attention to the hours posted, although once they were supposed to be there but were not). Also the best barbacoa I have ever had and... More 

Thank Tyler M
Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

We just happened to stumble on Chalupa's Food truck in Old Koloa Town by accident. We had done a bit of shopping in the shops and ended up taking a wrong turn as were going to go to look for a place to eat when seen Chalupa's and decided to try it. This was the best Mexican Food we stumbled... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Ate lunch here in February. The fish tacos were simply the best I have ever had. It is a food truck so obviously it is very casual but for what it is, it definitely rates 5 stars. There is limited outside seating (2 picnic tables) and plenty of chickens looking for scraps. There is a Thai food truck next to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Mexican, Fast food, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3477 Weliweli Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8546
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-634-4016
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.

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