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Island Taco

9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-9895
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (83 reviews)
“mahi tacos” (62 reviews)
“tortillas” (45 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tacos with fresh ahi tuna. The ingredients were clearly fresh and the soft flour tortillas were a good size. The tacos came with a salsa and sour cream, and they contained the fish, shredded cabbage mixtures, rice, etc. they were good and filling......More

Thank Oscar_Retriever
Reviewed 1 week ago

This very simple place has very large and great tasting fish tacos. We have eaten there several times and have always been very happy with the food.Great place to stop after visiting Waimea canyon. This trip (May 2017) 3 of us tried :the Wasabi tuna...More

Thank stepheno808
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! We really enjoyed this place! While you stand in line to order, they have a basket of their homemade chips with cinnamon sugar on them to taste. The tacos are on homemade sod shells that are very good! The ahi was fresh and cooked...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had tacos, my husband had a burrito. We weren't impressed. No beer/wine either. In fact, although you order at the cash register and they bring your meal out, it was not fast - admittedly it was crowded when we were there. Very forgettable, maybe...More

Thank altanta-annie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casual island service, great for after the beach or hiking. Gluten free corn tortillas. Fresh and delicious

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after going up to Waimea canyon and it was a great little hole in the wall. The tacos are huge and delicious! We ordered some of their cinnamon sugar strips as well and they were delicious! Definitely a must try!

Thank RedNic1212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best burrito I have had in years. Exotic meats mixed with exquisite condiments. Not cheap, but well worth the price. True Americana restaurant Hawaii style.

Thank Erik L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were excited to try some tacos here after reading positive reviews, but were disappointed. The cashier just seemed annoyed when we asked questions, and the food was expensive and just okay. Much better tacos elsewhere on the island!

Thank thehafens
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We stopped here for a late lunch on the way back from driving and sightseeing the Waimea canyon. The tacos were fresh and tasty. One of us had the mahimahi and the other had the Ahi wasabi taco. Both were great!!

Thank Roxanne H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A good stop for lunch after a day in the Waimea Canyon, especially if you get the kalua pork tacos. Everything else about this place is a little 'meh', but the pork taco makes me salivate just thinking about it. Also, very good tortillas used...More

Thank Derek R
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Jeanne S
I have gluten and soy allergies. Soy includes some commercial vegetable oils which have soybean oil in them. Also, margarine, soy flour, protein and soy sauce. What would I be able to eat when I come to your restaurant? Also, I'm having a difficult time using Mapquest with your listed address. What is your address? Thank you for your consideration, Jeanne Stetson
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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