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Island Taco

9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-9895
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (90 reviews)
“tacos” (310 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (55 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a relatively full day in the canyon we came out starving. Fish tacos done amazingly right plus amazing chips/salsa, dirty rice, etc. Even more accommodating was the fact that my husband and I wanted to share the two taco platter, with him wanting flour...More

Thank Eahumphries
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The family was hungry after a hike so we stopped by Island Taco for a quick bite. The food was outstanding and affordable. I would say the food was better than what we enjoyed at multiple upscale restaurants. Everyone enjoyed their chicken and fish tacos,...More

Thank anneony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got two "small" fish burritos with beans and rice and they were delicious. I was a little hesitant with all the wild chickens running around but don't worry about them. They were double wrapped because we wanted to take them to the beach and...More

Thank realobviousreviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing really noteworthy here. We enjoyed our meals but nothing was a real standout. Great service though despite being busy.

Thank CanadianKate5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come back to eat here EVERY TIME we come to Kauai and during our stay as many times as we can. The fish tacos/burritos with wasabi is the best! And the people who works here are very friendly! We are going back one more...More

Thank Harumi H
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We stopped off here for a light lunch and the service and food was very good. Both of us had chicken tacos and we were delighted with them. We were able to sit outside in the shade.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Hole in the wall, original location in Waimea. Nothing to write home about re: interior or exterior. Lots to write home about re: awesome fish tacos. We've been here several times over the years. So glad Island Taco did not fold, but instead opened a...More

Thank ryder03
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I was disappointed. This was more like chinese food on a tortilla. Not very much meet, mostly rice and veggies. I threw it away and ate across the street.

Thank grandjeeper01
Reviewed 5 October 2017

we stopped by for lunch on the way back to Poipu from Waimea Canyon. Tried the kahlua pork and cajun ahi tacos. Wow. perfectly done, enhanced by cabbage and a tasty combo of spices. it's a really casual place, with very tasty food.

Thank john t
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Casual and not a lot of seating but the fish tacos were great. Servings are large so don't go overboard when you order. Wished we could have made it back for another lunch but ran out of time. Wonderful on the road stop.

Thank Robert230
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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