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Island Taco

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9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-9895
11:00 - 17:00
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good stuff! As stated in many of the reviews, the portions are quite large. I ended up ordering two tacos and found it to be quite a lot but I certainly found a way to struggle though! My wife and I agreed that the shrimp with papaya seasoning was the best even though I did quite enjoy my teriyaki chicken... More 

Thank LordOfTheDance1776
Wallacia, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was pleasantly suprised as the tacos are different from what we are used to in oz. These are what I would is the real deal 1 was plenty & very yummy a great place to eat, service with a smile & reasonbly price. Would eat there again. A big thumbs up.

Thank Josie D
Sydney, Australia
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202 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice spot for a great value meal, as serves are big and prices are low. The kalua pork tacos were huge and filled with pork, but they didn't have any sauce so the flavour wasn't very full on. There was a little bit of a wait for the food as there seem to be only 2 people working here... More 

Thank Emma W
Port Orchard, Washington
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287 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful tacos and burritos! Large portions, so a large is a large! Great food and service, no brainer if you happen by! Plenty of parking.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I make it a point to find the best fish tacos where ever we can get them. This has been at the top of our list for the past 5 years. We have tried about 50 other places and these guys are still the best. Nice place for lunch on your way to Waimea Canyon.

Thank ColoradoKen
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here based on reading other reviews on Trip Advisor. So glad we did! My mom is super picky about her fish tacos (ok, ridiculously picky), and this is the only place I have ever been with her that she's gone on and on about how good they were. I don't like fish, but I assume they must have been... More 

Thank KZlovestotravel
Indianapolis, Indiana
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best tacos! We had mahi mahi and pork and both were fantastic! A small order of chips and salsa came with each tack and were so good - especially the salsa! We sampled the cinnamon chips and they were also delicious. You can't go wrong here!

Thank Katie C
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66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to have lunch after a trip up to the canyon. I like the fusion of Asian and Mexican food.

Thank Gaurav S
Union, Michigan
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to look at and the seating is rustic, BUT, the kimchi shrimp and Mahi tacos were about the best we have ever eaten. If you are looking for great casual food this should be an experience you should consider.

Thank Roerck
Moorpark, California
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are expecting a typical taco you are in the wrong place. First of all they are pricey HOWEVER they are huge and fresh and super tasty delicious. One was enough to fill me up. Some of the ingredients were unique like purple cabbage(slightly sautéed I believe) but everything worked well together. The sauces taste home made as well.... More 

Thank SunnygirlC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-338-9895

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