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Chalupa's

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3477 Weliweli Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8546
+1 808-634-4016
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Tyler, Texas
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch and it was very good! Fair price and fresh! My husband said his lunch was delicious! My tacos were good, not out of this world but good!

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Hawaii
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Someone complimented the chef and said "These are the best fish tacos on the island!" The chef replied, "We already knew that." Despite the arrogance, I thought I should try it out. I was very disappointed because the fish was not fresh, its aroma and flavor was very strong and left me with a stomach ache. The rest of the... More 

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Thank jesslynnrose
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I've tried several different restaurants around Kauai for fish tacos and this little food truck had the best by far of any! The beans were also very good. Two tacos with beans and rice was around $12. Big pieces of fish and very filling. I'll be back!!

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Thank Debdahlia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Beef burrito was good, but tell them to skip the lettuce. Cheese quesedelia was marginal and overpriced.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Food truck dining at its best.....covered outside seating but you will be sharing your space with others....which is a great way to meet people. The fish taco's were fresh fresh fresh and tasty to boot. My wife and I should have probably shared a plate as there are two taco's per serving and they aren't skimpy with the fish.

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Thank K W
München
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Best Price, best quality!!! Very friendly people. Best Mexican-Foodtruck in the South of Kaulai. Don't go to the expensive places

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Kauai has many food trucks and several smaller restaurants got their starts as food trucks. Chalupa's is a great food truck in Koloa that served awesome fish tacos.

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Thank Dale L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Great carnitas tacos although it was missing some of the dynamic favors I am used to on the mainland. I am used to authentic Mexican food so it wasn't what I was expecting but still good nonetheless. The lady that rang me up charged me ten dollars too much. Maybe on mistake but it didn't appear to be that way... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Went Ziplining and this gem was right there in the parking lot. A food truck next to two others. The fish tacos were as fresh as I've ever had on the islands.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

When ever we are in Koloa we love to stop and have a burrito, chalupa, or taco's. We are never disappointed YUM!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3477 Weliweli Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8546
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-634-4016
Description
SpecialtiesSpecialties includeFish and Shrimp tacosMouth watering Barbacoa and CarnitasFlavorful meat and vegetarian burritosTortasChalupasQuesedillasDaily specials like Shrimp Diabla, homemade tortillas and more Located on Weliweli Road behind Old Koloa Town. Look for the red, white, and green Chalupa's Truck.HistoryEstablished in 2011ALOHA and Bien VenidosCome to Old Koloa Town for sabrosa (tasty), authentic take out Mexican Food. We're just a stroll away from the shops of historic Old Koloa Town and about 2 miles inland from the tropical and beautiful beaches of Po'ipu.My name is Miguel and I am from Veracuz, Mexico where we have a passion for fresh meats and vegetables, flavorful spices, and hot peppers! I grew up working on my family's ranch and learned how to cook and prepare foods from my mom and abuela (grandmother). Take-out (call in or walk up) or relax in our small outdoor patio setting with limited seating (for now). An island style casual family friendly atmosphere that is fast, fresh, tasty, and also easy on the budget. We also provide catering for your special event -small or large. My goal is to satisfy your hunger while making your taste buds dance with healthy Mexican foods that you'll savor our food and want come back for more.

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