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Tropical Taco

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5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-827-8226
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Sacramento, California
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here today and had a lunch that was excellent. Yes it is pricey but understand cost of business is a lot in this area. We all had something different, I had the the Burito: Big, ten full inches of flour tortilla warmed and wrapped around beans, lettuce, salsa, and cheese and your choice of Fish, Seasoned Ground Beef... More 

Thank Allan B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around several places and then finally found our way to Tropical Taco. It was the best decision of the day - at least in terms of food! The tacos were great. LOTS of food. We should have split an order. But, this is a place that we will return to when we re-visit Kauai.

Thank Joe M
Monterey, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the beer-battered fish tostada. The fish was great. The rest of it was a mushy mess. I broke the flimsy plastic fork trying to slice off a piece of the tough, thick tasteless tostada glued to the bottom. And $15 for a fish tostada? You may dine outside facing the mountains, but unfortunately your only option is facing... More 

Thank Terry-Jolly
Meridian, Idaho
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304 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch. Among the 4 of us, we had two orders of fish tacos, one fish burrito and one fish 'n chips. Large servings and ample fish in all the orders. The food, generally, was a bit under seasoned and the taro fries with fish 'n chips were interesting, but not terribly tasty.

Thank roadtripsters2015
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was delicious. There was a big line when we got there, but the food came out pretty quick, and fresh. Would highly recommend. Make sure you are hungry!

Thank Melissa N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a quick bite. Ended up ordering Baja tacos and it was good enough for both of us to be content and full. The dish is $15 and comes with 2 tacos, beans and chips. The fish is deep fried, served with slaw and salsa. Very good! Good place for lunch!

Thank Irena K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, I get it. $15 for two tacos is expensive. But these are totally worth it. All of the reviews are either "best tacos I've ever had" or "can't believe it's $15"! Listen, if the best fish tacos you've ever had are worth $15, buy them. Otherwise, move along. I will go back again and again. I freaking love Tropical... More 

Thank Joshua H
Calgary, Alberta
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for take away for the family who were at the beach. Fish tacos are great. Would have returned again except we found a food truck that was utterly fantastic.

Thank buildguy
Princeville, Hawaii
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The food is really tasty and high quality. I was surprised at how good it was. Bare bones walk-in place with outdoor seating right on the main street, as well as indoor. Picnic style plates and forks. Friendly staff.

Thank Sandppiper229
Helena, Montana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stopped by this location cause we were hungry for Mexican food. It was very clean, but there weren't many people eating there when we stopped, so we were a little concerned. My wife and I shared a Baha fish taco plate and when we bit into it, they were the most flavorable fish tacos we have ever had. What... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-827-8226

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