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Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

££ - £££Mexican, , Latin
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-8884
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (168 reviews)
“enchiladas” (72 reviews)
“churros” (29 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent. Guacamole madeattableside was delicious. My wife had fajitas and I had the flies. Done to perfection.

Thank Norman L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has table service upstairs, on a more formal basis, which appears different to that available downstairs. Downstairs they have special offers for each day of the week, today being Taco Tuesday. In reality 4 tacos for about the price of 3 if selected...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used the Travelzoo coupon as we have in other years and this makes for a super bargain in our opinion. We had the table side guacamole which is outstanding, a “perfect” margarita (that’s it name) and two entrees. My husband had the vegetarian enchiladas...More

Thank DJ512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After leaving the Dolphin fish restaurant across the aisle from this restaurant, we ate upstairs and had a very good meal. All entries were prepared as advertised and the meal was very enjoyable. The guacamole is done table side and was very delicious, although it...More

Thank JohnnyK60048
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch. Fantastic margaritas and we got the Tuesday Taco special - really good (fish and chicken) Service was great

Thank deebk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My two small children, my wife and I, and my in-laws visited as soon as we got to Poipou. The menu was full of healthy options that made it difficult to choose. I chose the mole covered burrito and it did not disappoint. The burrito...More

Thank Juan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Number one: The hostess was clueless. I mean CLUELESS! Had no idea what to do, what was on the menu or where to sit people who were waiting. At one point, I was wondering if we were being pranked and on video! The service was...More

Thank Seeay
Manager M, Manager at Tortilla Republic The Upstairs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Seeay, I want to sincerely apologize for the poor service you recently experienced at Tortilla Republic- Kauai. Our restaurant prides itself on providing exceptional service with Aloha. To ensure our guests feel acknowledged and welcomed, while still delivering high quality delicious food that allows...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Laguna beach or Poipu. Doesn’t matter. It’s great. Had the carne fajitas. Tortilla soup ( my favorite version ever) and ahi poke.

Thank Singlemomdoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The $12.00 Camarones Queso Fundido with tortillas was delectable. The generous portion was enough for two, and snacks the next day at Lihue Airport. The salsa de mesa was spicy and exquisite. Would love the recipe. The $20.00 Mole de Poblano Enchilada, Rice and Black...More

Thank KatBugs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at Tortilla Republic Upstairs on 10/19. We sat at a window table with a new view and a breeze. The wait staff was attentive from the start. I had the mole poblano enchiladas (2) and my wife had shrimp queso fundido. Both dishes...More

Thank jhase6008
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20 October 2017|
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Response from davidcantupdx | Reviewed this property |
Did not look at beer list, many Margarita's to choose from, I know they have Corona and Maui Brewing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-8884
  • E-mail
Tortilla Republic "The Upstairs" sets the bar for fresh, bold flavors offering guests inventive fare with unexpected flavors utilizing all-natural meats, organic and locally grown produce, . The restaurant features modern Mexican cuisine in a contemporary chic setting with spectacular sunset views from spacious al fresco lanais. Winner of "Best New Restaurant Kauai 2012" according to the Garden Island Newspaper and appointed "Best Kauai Hawaii Nightlife" by Modern Luxury, Tortilla Republic offers Kauai a variety of gastronomic and entertaining experiences. The menu includes updated Mexican classics made with fresh, flavorful ingredients, with an island twist. Tortilla Republic "The Upstairs" features dinner 7 nights a week with live Latin Guitarist every Friday night.
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