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Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

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2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Poipu Road)
+1 808-742-8884
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The dinner was Delicious. Dessert was amazing. The staff is very friendly and attentive, was reasonable priced for a very nice evening.

Thank beachlife808
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this place twice , once during the happy hour times and the other for dinner. On both the occasions, the food and service was good. We both being vegetarians had plenty of options available on the menu. For fellow vegetarians, I would recommend trying the Vegetarian bowl in the main course and Elotes (grilled Mexican... More 

Thank sneha d
Kauai, Hawaii
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here for my birthday. We ordered a pitcher of the Cadillac margaritas, which we were told was basically 5 margaritas. It was probably more like 7 or 8 (not that I am complaining). I had the filet, which was nice because it was a Mexican interpretation of a standard steak. They also brought out churros with a variety... More 

Thank 2KauaiGuys
Poipu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a local here, I along with a number of my friends have enjoyed happy hour at Tortilla very much in the past. Their taco tuesday menu is hard to beat for the price - and their happy hour menu is great too. I used to tell visitors all the time that they should make a point of hitting TR... More 

Thank Anthony K
Thunder Bay, Canada
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174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved the skinny margarita! The carnitas were huge, I ate this for two lunches after ordering them for dinner and finally had to give up.

Thank jods1000
Santa Rosa, California, United States
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We actually ate downstairs and slid in just before Happy Hour was over. The nachos were delicious and we had our food rolled up burrito style. They definitely serve more than you can eat. Great for indoor and outdoor eating.

Thank Susan402
Abbotsford, Canada
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289 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I are currently in Poipu for our 30th anniversary and we have been thoroughly enjoying all the amazing restaurants in this area. We haven't had a bad meal in just about 2 weeks now. Including our meal we had at this restaurant. Our only complaint is they made us wait for 45 minutes before allowing us to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You say "What, Mexican food in Hawaii"?? Yes, and you may never have better. The decor is beautiful and service was friendly and timely. The house margaritas were served quickly and tasted great (we each had two). The Brussels sprouts appetizer ($5 during happy hour) delighted the palate, I dare say that you may never eat a tastier preclude to... More 

Thank 87Rocks
Krakow, Poland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food. Big portions and tasty apetizers. Nice atmosfiere and fast service. The menu is very simple which helps a lot when choosing the dish. We got burrito and tacos with schrimps which i highly recommend. There were great !

Thank Ballerina_on_travel
portland oregon
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upstairs has a fabulous view of the sunset...just ask for when being seated or making reservations. My husband had the Relleno Poblano ...outstanding. I had the Mole de Poblano Enchilida...another fabulous dish. We LOVE Mexican food and these two dishes did not disappoint. The bartender, Ryan, is friendly and very knowledgeable...a professional! Highly recommend this restaurant...it will become one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-8884
Tortilla Republic "The Upstairs" sets the bar for fresh, bold flavors offering guests inventive fare with unexpected flavors utilizing all-natural meats, organic and locally grown produce, . The restaurant features modern Mexican cuisine in a contemporary chic setting with spectacular sunset views from spacious al fresco lanais. Winner of "Best New Restaurant Kauai 2012" according to the Garden Island Newspaper and appointed "Best Kauai Hawaii Nightlife" by Modern Luxury, Tortilla Republic offers Kauai a variety of gastronomic and entertaining experiences. The menu includes updated Mexican classics made with fresh, flavorful ingredients, with an island twist. Tortilla Republic "The Upstairs" features dinner 7 nights a week with live Spanish Guitarist every Friday night.

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