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Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-8884
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (168 reviews)
“enchiladas” (74 reviews)
“churros” (29 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

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
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21 October 2017|
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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.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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.
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