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Island Taco

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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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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Literally the best taco salad I have ever had (with Kaluha pork)! Can't go wrong, these guys know what they are doing, highly recommend if in the area!

Thank laurpharm12
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in Waimea for late lunch. Because some of the other eating establishments in town were closed (Super Bowl Sunday?), there was quite a line at Island Taco. Worth the wait (not that long).. You bet! Taco's were large, hot, fresh and delicious! We had 2-mahi mahi tacos and 2- Kalua pork tacos.. Mahi Mahi was FRESH, seasoned well... More 

Thank Karen K
Dallas, TX
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Waimea Canyon. Food was fresh, hot and service was friendly. We all got the Mahi tacos and weren't disappointed. Don't miss this place!

Thank 531kathy
Indianapolis, Indiana
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time experiencing stopping at local restaurant as traveling through. Many options to eat but glad we choose here. Average price may be a little more expensive to others. Popular place. May need some patience. The cashier was waitress as well. She was polite. Small space to sit and eat.

Thank mrjonesii
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278 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here today and had the seared ahi cajun tacos. The tacos are large and stuffed so you may only need one taco to fill you up. The food here is always great and I eat here every time I come to Kauai. Prices may seem a bit high, but once you realize how much food you get and... More 

Thank Rodney B
Kent, Washington
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Ahi Wasabi and mahi mahi fish tacos and they were both very good. Definitely worth the time to stop.

Thank JWGSeattle
Wausau, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best shrimp taco I have ever eaten. This is more of a road side stand with some outdoor seating. You definitely go for the food and not the atmosphere. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank WisconsinGail
Lafayette, California, United States
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty tacos, moderate prices (but not cheap), so-so service make this an ok experience. Suitable if you're at the mall where they are located,Mobutu not worth a special trip.

Thank JonasBarnes
Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on a very rainy day, upon the recommendation of a friend who had just visited Kauai. We usually eat at the Shrimp place across the street, so had never ventured here. So glad we did. We had the Wasabi Ahi Tacos, the Cajun Ahi Tacos and the Kalua Pork tacos. All were outstanding. The line was long... More 

Thank GCD45720
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WE had lunch here: 0 located Directly on Street, no Nice view, seating Not too comfortable ++ Food was Great, tacos were handmade and Fish was freah Tip: try Sugar/cinnamon tacos for desert

Thank travelandmore300

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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?