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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
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Princeville, Hawaii
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is really tasty and high quality. I was surprised at how good it was. Bare bones walk-in place with outdoor seating right on the main street, as well as indoor. Picnic style plates and forks. Friendly staff.

Thank Sandppiper229
Helena, Montana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by this location cause we were hungry for Mexican food. It was very clean, but there weren't many people eating there when we stopped, so we were a little concerned. My wife and I shared a Baha fish taco plate and when we bit into it, they were the most flavorable fish tacos we have ever had. What... More 

Thank davidjB3938CC
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very quick service - some good fish tacos, fairly basic, but did the job for a quick lunch time gap filler.

Thank sachmill
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The best fish tacos we've had so far in Oahu and Kauai. Huge portion - enough for my husband and I to share with beans and chips.

Thank Lynn W
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 10 November 2016

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 3 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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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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24 reviews
18 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 32 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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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
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?