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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
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed watching the sun set on the nearby beach, and on the drive back to hotel realized we needed dinner! Still open at 7:20pm, we saw the sign at this quaint place and stopped. So glad we did! She had the soft shell tacos - which were huge and full of fresh ingredients.I had the fish-n-chips... More 

Thank John F
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The restaurant is located next to all the food trucks and is food truck at heart. It has a limited menu but is well worth it. We had both the fried and grilled fish tacos. Both were excellent. It was a great value for the price. We would eat there again. It may not look like much from the outside... More 

Thank Sriukcats
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from a friend that said it was amazing but we were disappointed. I got the fried fish taco and my husband got the grilled fish taco. The tacos are very large but over priced ($15 and $18). My husband's grilled fish tasted bland. The fried fish taco was better flavor but still at the... More 

Thank Whitney W
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The people here are great, the food is not. Perhaps this is how they like tacos in Hawaii. If you live or travel in the Southwest US, you have probably had some great tacos. But... In Hanalei, these are what is considered good. The fish was OK but sparse. The pieces were available grilled or fried. The tortilla is more... More 

Thank ChinoSJP
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Seriously the best taco I have ever had at Tropical Taco on our family vacation. The staff was so friendly and the food was the best!

Thank S1088XLmary
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

What a find in Hanalei..friendly staff..great food..we ordered nachos with beef..and the Hanalei fish and taro chips ...both were delicious..usually when you order fish n chips you get three pieces of fish but not here..the taro fries were delicious to me..Will go back again..

Thank Gensmith
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Super yummy fresh tasting fish tacos! We are here 2x it was so good! $15 for 2 massive fish tacos a da side of beans and chips pretty great for Hawaii food prices.

Thank Nina M
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I had the fish tacos - very good. The portion sizes are very large. Prices are reasonable. I would recommend this for a quick lunch.

Thank BudDiver
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped in for lunch and glad we chose Tropical Taco. The food was good - I had the fish and chips and hubby had the fish tacos. I'm not a fan of the taro fries - I would have preferred taro chips, and there was a tad too much batter on the fish. $35 for two meals, 1 coke. a... More 

Thank MZHI
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The is a great place for a quick bite! The fish taco's are the best we have eaten in Hanalei. we have been back the past two years in visiting Hanalei. Friendly staff, reasonably price

Thank JphilBedford

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?