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Island Taco

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Hawaiian
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9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-9895
11:00 - 17:00
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New York
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't think it was just because my friend and I were starving after hiking in the canyon that we found this so incredibly delicious. The fish tacos were amazing. Loved the sauces and chips too! The free water was especially helpful after our long, hot day.

Thank Liz33
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tried the shrimp, mahi mahi, and wasabi crusted ahi tacos....all were very fresh and had a great flavour! Would love to visit again!

Thank EyeResident
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sat outside and enjoyed our tacos. Lots of chips come with the salsa, and we couldn't finish them all. The fish tacos were very good, but we weren't too fussy about the papaya seed dip.

Thank gb2308
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The BEST tacos I have had in quite some time and I live in California! The fish tacos with beans were amazing. Huge portions. Prices were very good. Went with many other people all who raved.

Thank LouiseASL
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after driving the canyon. Kahlua pork burrito was fantastic! Perfect blend of Mexican, Polynesian & Cajun flavors. Get it "wet" (with red sauce)! Wife's classic beef taco was killer as well!

Thank Vince C
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

---This review is for chicken soft tacos ----- may be i took the wrong thing there but for me it was a real deal breaker. I went with the order of soft tacos chicken. So for the quantity its pretty huge and surely bigger then any soft taco size but it comes with a price 7$ for 1 soft taco... More 

Thank Traveller_4m_Krypton
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We grabbed lunch here twice while we were on the south side of the island and it was tasty and hit the spot both times. The seasoned mahi mani taco was filling and the chips they serve with it are great. It's a no frills joint and you should expect to wait for a table. We suggest to grab and... More 

Thank Emily D
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a big fan of our burritos -- they were very unique and used red cabbage to add some great texture and flavor. I am a big fan of cabbage, so this was a hit with me. The pork was seasoned cooked very well -- it was very moist and flavorful. I thought it was a strong fusion of... More 

Thank J A
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend! Had tuna and mahi tacos... delish! Chips are great too! Stopped on our way down from the canyon hike and it hit the spot!

Thank mrsboyse
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177 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tacos here are great and are made with homemade tortillas. The three of us had two tacos each and a coke, it came to $58. For the price, it would have been nice to have less rice in the tacos and maybe chips on the side.

Thank Terry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-338-9895

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?