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Island Taco

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Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Hawaiian
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9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-9895
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not what you would expect from your normal "fast food" restaurant. Service was prompt and the food was excellent. Everything is good but the grilled shrimp with papaya seed is the best!

Thank baileyg1
Abbotsford, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my husbands favourite lunch spot. We will drive all the way from Kapaa for a taco. Really fresh, good selection and friendly.

Thank Vierke1
Redmond, Washington
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deliciously huge Mahi Mahi tacos and kid friendly cheese quesadilla. Fast service with outdoor covered seating.

Thank berlykim55
Durango, Colorado
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome fish tacos but they are HUGE so order accordingly. Best tortillas we had on Kauai and fast service

Thank paulaheartsdro
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This might be one of the few times Tripadvisor let us down. Not even close to the best fish tacos on the island. As a taco purist,I generally prefer corn shells over flour. We ordered the Mahi Mahi burrito and Ahi tacos and basically had more cabbage and rice than fish. The fish that I did have was grossly underseasoned.... More 

Thank hawkeye1991
Kennewick, Washington
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place while at a lunch stop during our Waimea Canyon tour. We needed to get a quick bit and this is what we found. It is fast food. You order at the counter and they deliver the food to your table. I am unable to say much of anything about the rest of their food. But the... More 

Thank LTMiranda
Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here after seeing the Waimea Canyon. The service was good, the woman who took our order was very helpful and gave us some recommendations. Try the seared wasabi ahi taco! Their chips and salsa are also very good. Glad we chose to stop for lunch here. And the food was reasonably priced, we paid around $20 for our... More 

Thank mszucs9
Gardner, Kansas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I need to stop believing everything I read. But it's so hard to know what is truly good food or paid advertisements. I enjoyed my pork quesadilla, but it wasn't anything extraordinary. My son had the classic taco and my husband had the Ahi fish taco.

Thank frizzelld
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I passed this little joint on the way to Waimea Canyon and were reminded by a friend of ours that we needed to try it. We each got a seasoned Mahi Mahi taco and I got the Papaya Seed Shrimp Taco and my wife got the Pork Taco. All of them were wonderful; some of the best... More 

Thank Bosox729
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Island Taco is on the Main Street, easy to find.. I like to get the food to go and drive About 3 miles west to a small boat harbor... have my snack there watching boats . There are tables , bathrooms , and action spot to dine ..

Thank jeffhQ8685PB

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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, Seafood, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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?