We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-8884
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (168 reviews)
“enchiladas” (74 reviews)
“churros” (29 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,397)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 1,371 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Three of us tried the 3 choices available on the menu. The two ladies took claim to the best they had ever had. Brother-in -law took a burrito which like the quesadillas were much larger and better than any in the past. My quesadillawaschock full...More

Thank sabers86
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there for a light lunch. Had 2 taco special. So very different from anything I have ever had but was very good. Great atmosphere and very friendly and accommodating staff.

Thank BuckyKatt2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a delightful evening eating at Tortilla Republic. I had a Groupon coupon & found our meal to be an amazing bargain. Our server was very pleasant. We started with a margarita that packed a wallop & had ceviche as an appetizer which was...More

Thank idahospud66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was as tasty as any stateside Mexican restaurant. However, the service was extremely slow reminding me of the laidback Hawaiian culture.

Thank alkrum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty good Mexican food for outside of Texas. Service was not all that great. Had a great menu and good options for us since we are all vegetarians. I hate it when the hostess seats you and you wait and wait for the staff to...More

Thank Deborah and Har... C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was nice. The server forgot one of our meals, but the kitchen cranked it out quickly and it was on the table within a few minutes. Both adults and teenagers enjoyed the food. We had to ask for drink refills, but overall, the...More

Thank Testin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try House Cadillac with bartender Link for letting troubles go in Kauai, wow! Hard to find a good margarita anywhere and yet who would have thought Hawaii? Stay for the food, it’s good too!

Thank Denise O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest, we wouldn’t have ventured to Poipu for dinner if we hadn’t had a discount voucher (great value, do a search on line), but we were so glad we did. The tableside guacamole was yummy, as was the vegetarian enchilada, chicken enchilada, and...More

Thank rgfred
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, food, ambiance and service. Katie was amazing- did a great job. Burrito is highly recommended, Mojitos are good, all around great time. The location is also really nice with art galleries, ice cream shop, boutique stores, etc. all around.

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Horrible service from reception on thru. Meal was completely wrong, and server said it was our fault, we ordered it that way. Are you kidding me? Go to Da Crack. Great food, inexpensive, no attitude.

2  Thank Mocurlylulu
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Kauai
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
1,969 reviews
.52 km away
Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
295 reviews
.60 km away
Sheraton Kauai Resort
2,305 reviews
1.18 km away
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
2,211 reviews
1.58 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Da Crack
1,307 reviews
.20 km away
Makai Sushi
368 reviews
.20 km away
Lappert's Hawaii
893 reviews
.06 km away
Loco coco shave ice
112 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lawa'i Beach
157 reviews
.69 km away
Baby Beach Poipu
159 reviews
.51 km away
Prince Kuhio Park
92 reviews
.45 km away
Kauai Culinary Market
20 reviews
.02 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
laurasherman2017
21 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from davidcantupdx | Reviewed this property |
Did not look at beer list, many Margarita's to choose from, I know they have Corona and Maui Brewing.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing