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Tropical Taco

5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-827-8226
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“fish tacos” (168 reviews)
“beans” (37 reviews)
“baja taco” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first started visiting Kauai on a regular basis (we have since moved here) this was a good place. As time went on the food became less good but the prices rose. The menu is small, the seating is at best OK. Best seats...More

Thank zinmanfred
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very simple Mexican food at fairly high prices in a no frills storefront. We had their fish tacos which seemed to be the featured menu item. They were pretty average. We had much better fish tacos just down the way at Kalypso that were more...More

Thank QuickLeave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our food here. A quick bite if you're coming back from the end of the road or are spending a day in Hanalei Bay. I would go back.

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good. We ate at another taco place on the Big Island that we liked better, which is why I give it only 3 stars. We chatted with the owner, he is VERY NICE, and I believe is a Kauai native. Definitely give...More

Thank check2t
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Great lunch place!! We had a group of 10 so we tried just about everything they have on the menu and everyone was pleased with their choice!! There's a fun vibe here and the staff was awesome!!

Thank Minniemom
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Good food but they are unfortunately cash only. Hot sauce is VERY hot. A little goes a long way. Fun to sit outside and watch the cars go by.

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We loved the veggie burrito here. As vegetarians, sometimes we have a challenge finding food. However, this place was great! Highly recommend.

1  Thank Lilfat3
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I had the fish burrito and my sister had the fish tacos. The portions were very generous. It was very delicious! I would eat there again!

Thank Jacklyn G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Had the fish tacos! Yum, generous helping . The server was very genuine and the food came fast. And my husband got a Tshirt to bring back to the main land.

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Each time we return to the area, the first stop we make is Tropical Taco! We love the fish tacos (baja style) and fresh tortilla chips. They do not disappoint!

Thank Amy L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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