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Chalupa's

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3477 Weliweli Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8546
+1 808-634-4016
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Koloa, Hawaii
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their carnitas!!!!!!! Food is authentic & great prices for Kauai! I go there once a week. They do catering too!

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Wisconsin
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Chalupa is one of four food trucks behind the stores in Old Koloa Town. We had fish tacos and carnitas tacos and loved both of them. The fish was firm, fresh and well-seasoned, and the carnitas juicy and spicy. Double corn tortillas and a really tasty toppings on both. The truck next door had Thai food that looked great as... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Friends who had visited this area just days prior to our arrival stated Chalupa's served the best fish tacos on the island. So, being a lover of fish tacos I simply had to try a couple. I ordered the two fish taco plate with whole beans and rice. I am not a big fan of refried beans due to health... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This food truck opens about 10:30 and offers and extensive menu. We got the fish tacos (2 for $10) and enjoyed them. Not the best on the island but pretty darn good.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Loved our stop in Koloa and this food truck was very good! We shared 2 fish tacos on our drive through the south shore before heading to the airport.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch here after a lazy Sunday morning. My wife and I ordered fish tacos, mine with the $2 rice and beans and hers with chips. Service was crisp and friendly. The tacos were on proper corn tortillas. These could have been warmed on the griddle a bit longer. That is really the only thing separating this fish taco... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch and it was very good! Fair price and fresh! My husband said his lunch was delicious! My tacos were good, not out of this world but good!

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Hawaii
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Someone complimented the chef and said "These are the best fish tacos on the island!" The chef replied, "We already knew that." Despite the arrogance, I thought I should try it out. I was very disappointed because the fish was not fresh, its aroma and flavor was very strong and left me with a stomach ache. The rest of the... More 

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Thank jesslynnrose
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I've tried several different restaurants around Kauai for fish tacos and this little food truck had the best by far of any! The beans were also very good. Two tacos with beans and rice was around $12. Big pieces of fish and very filling. I'll be back!!

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Thank Debdahlia
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beef burrito was good, but tell them to skip the lettuce. Cheese quesedelia was marginal and overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3477 Weliweli Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8546
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-634-4016
Description
SpecialtiesSpecialties includeFish and Shrimp tacosMouth watering Barbacoa and CarnitasFlavorful meat and vegetarian burritosTortasChalupasQuesedillasDaily specials like Shrimp Diabla, homemade tortillas and more Located on Weliweli Road behind Old Koloa Town. Look for the red, white, and green Chalupa's Truck.HistoryEstablished in 2011ALOHA and Bien VenidosCome to Old Koloa Town for sabrosa (tasty), authentic take out Mexican Food. We're just a stroll away from the shops of historic Old Koloa Town and about 2 miles inland from the tropical and beautiful beaches of Po'ipu.My name is Miguel and I am from Veracuz, Mexico where we have a passion for fresh meats and vegetables, flavorful spices, and hot peppers! I grew up working on my family's ranch and learned how to cook and prepare foods from my mom and abuela (grandmother). Take-out (call in or walk up) or relax in our small outdoor patio setting with limited seating (for now). An island style casual family friendly atmosphere that is fast, fresh, tasty, and also easy on the budget. We also provide catering for your special event -small or large. My goal is to satisfy your hunger while making your taste buds dance with healthy Mexican foods that you'll savor our food and want come back for more.

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