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Island Taco

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9643 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-9895
11:00 - 17:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
Omaha, Nebraska
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303 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 for the tacos. Service was on the verge of rude, however, and it was close... More 

Thank Derek R
Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This food was not great and not authentic. To be honest, all the food we tried in Waimea in that same area was bad.

Thank TKNB375
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here in the way to Waimea canyon. We got cajun ahi burrito and wasabi ahi burrito. The portions are huge so make sure you have a big appetite. We also had some taster cinnamon taco chips which were super sweet. A must visit. All really fresh food. Loved it.

Thank Kate W
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Great place to eat. Very casual. Everything is good. Of course, the tacos are the best, fish, pork and more. Spicy or Mild, it is up to you. The staff is very friendly. A wonderful eatery on the way to Waimea Canyon.

Thank judyhQ3383TY
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119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch after our visit to Waimea Canyon. Ordered shrimp tacos and Kalalau pork tacos, both with Cajun spice. I liked my shrimp taco but kids didn't like theirs as there was too much cabbage. So they jut picked the shrimp and pork off and ate. If that bothers you, you may want to order with less... More 

Thank TourWorld
Hudson, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service were great. I had a cheese quesadilla and my husband had two tacos the first time but they were so big he only had one the 2nd time and we were quite satisfied - the chips and salsa were also good. Highly recommend this place.

1 Thank Carol328
Lakewood, Colorado
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good lunch at Island Tacos. The Kalua pork tacos and burritos were tasty and the service was good. Good place for a quick bite in Waimea.

Thank MortyNik
Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on our way to Waimea Canyon. Wish we had come earlier in our vacation as we would have made multiple trips. Food is fresh and great portions. We had mahi mahi, ahi and shrimp tacos- all fantastic! The chips and salsa also the best we had on the island. Highly recommend a side of dirty rice. Service was excellent... More 

Thank Chris56781234
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Waimea there is a must do..eat at Island Taco..order the Chimichanga deep fried burrito..be patient their always busy..be courteous in line..and it will be worth it😊There is some hard working people back there producing an affordable lunch that will make you happy..be nice.ate there 4 times always good

Thank Macstil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?