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Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-8884
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (162 reviews)
“enchiladas” (67 reviews)
“churros” (28 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate in the downstairs. We enjoyed our food well enough. The service was very nice. The food was much more expensive than most places we went to.

Thank rbeise
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

the purist .margarita was outstanding but a bit pricey. The ahi nachos were good but not a lot of ahi. The salsa trio was excellent. the chili verde was excellent. The atmosphere and wait staff were outstanding.

Thank 644Steve
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was just average. I had the chicken tacos. Not so great. But, I'm from California, so used to pretty good Mexican food.

Thank jc4homes
Reviewed 4 days ago

The shops at Kukui'ula have plenty of restaurant choices and we have been to all of them. Tortilla Republic is good, nothing really stands out on the menu but it is fine, the drinks are fine. Yes, if you are out and want to eat...More

Thank davidcantupdx
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came in for dinner after a long day of hiking and were really really hungry. The menu claimed the food was Mexican comfort cuisine - whatever that is. There werent many vegetarian options at all so we asked if they could make some of...More

Thank Poidexter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, excellent food, and live music. We really enjoyed the food here, we had Pork Belly, a Vegitarian Enchalada, and a Mole Dish all excellent. Great Margaritas and Per my daugter the Veggy Enchalada was they best she has ever had. The service and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw a sign for $5 margaritas, which drew us in for dinner. We mentioned to the servers that we were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary in Kauai and they went over and above to make us feel special! The food was fabulous!

Thank stacy c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good enough to go back a second time. Really good food...reasonably priced (by Hawaii standards). Taco Tuesday - get the shrimp. Great margaritas.

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, mole on Poipu! The table-side guacamole was excellent and my mole (3 different ones) was very good. My wife's veg taco was huge. Would definitely consider going back

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try getting a table for happy hour on Wednesdays during the farmer’s market. They found us a table out front even though the bar was full. Service was great (getting orders in before HH expired). We then took turns exploring the market coming back to...More

Thank BigOrangeCat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-8884
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Tortilla Republic "The Upstairs" sets the bar for fresh, bold flavors offering guests inventive fare with unexpected flavors utilizing all-natural meats, organic and locally grown produce, . The restaurant features modern Mexican cuisine in a contemporary chic setting with spectacular sunset views from spacious al fresco lanais. Winner of "Best New Restaurant Kauai 2012" according to the Garden Island Newspaper and appointed "Best Kauai Hawaii Nightlife" by Modern Luxury, Tortilla Republic offers Kauai a variety of gastronomic and entertaining experiences. The menu includes updated Mexican classics made with fresh, flavorful ingredients, with an island twist. Tortilla Republic "The Upstairs" features dinner 7 nights a week with live Latin Guitarist every Friday night.