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Island Taco

) #3 of 13 Restaurants in Waimea $ Mexican, , Hawaiian
9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-9895
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (85 reviews)
“tacos” (399 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 17:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wasabi ahi tacos were amazing and everyone loved the pork ones too. Only open until 5pm so more of a lunch place. Go if you are in Waimea at lunchtime!

Thank Joanne024
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not what I would call a traditional taco stand food. Good if you like fish, fusion and rice in your taco. They did have excellent spicy taco sauce.

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impromptu stop whilst on way back after exploring Waimea Canyon. Enjoyed my burrito here! Large servings and very tasty! Vegetarian options available too.

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Island Taco definitely hit the spot after a full 4 hours of hiking the Waimea Canyon. Huge tacos filled with tasty fillings. Hand made everything! Yes, they are a bit pricey, and yes, it takes a while to get your food...this isn't Taco Bell. These...More

Thank mom23kids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered 4 tacos on our way to Waimea Canyon Park. The family ordered Wasabi Ahai Tuna & Chicken Tacos. Food was delicious and the lady working behind the counter was super nice. I highly recommend.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tacos are HUGE! Everything was very good. A little on the pricey side, but what isn't in Hawaii?

Thank Timanda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Waimea Canyon and stopped to explore the roadside market across the street. Ended up getting a Classic Taco as a shared snack. The chili sauce sealed the deal on a great taco! Also enjoyed the cinnamon strips.

Thank Tiffany G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really good. Classic taco and kalua pork taco. Only issue was the cashier was super unfriendly. She yelled at customers sitting on stools and told them they were blocking the way and needed to go to the picnic tables to sit. They walked...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seemed to have a lot of great reviews, we checked out the location near Waimea canyon. Food was a bit "greasy", portions r good for the price, but food was quite ordinary. Pretty underwhelming. And the chip portions were very meager.

Thank desertduffergolf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sign says best Tacos on the island and I took it further saying its the best tacos I ever had. The seared ahi tuna tacos with wasabi aioli were truly next level, affordable and delicious! Do not miss this spot!

Thank LaurieMeiring
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Jeanne S
10 September 2015|
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Response from Patty417 | Reviewed this property |
I eat gluten free and they used corn tortillas for my order. Not sure about the soy. The fish tacos and the pork tacos are both delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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