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3477 Weliweli Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8546
+1 808-634-4016
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Denver, Colorado
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591 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect ambiance here, unless watching and fighting off chickens is your entertainment. The fish tacos had plenty of fish, opa this time with slaw and avocado. The sides of rice and beans are just ok. 2 tacos with sides runs about $14. Service is ok, not friendly, not rude. Some people really hated the chickens, but the chickens were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The tacos were fresh and delicious. Nice shaded tables. The wandering roosters kinda got on my nerves.

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Durham, North Carolina
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Husband got fish tacos here (I tried a nearby food truck). I tasted them and they were great... good portions for the money.

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Thank sc2nc
Savage
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this food truck after ziplining with Koloa Ziplining (they are in the same asking lot). So glad we did! Best fish tacos we've had on Kauai!! And economical too!!

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Thank sparkysharky
Miguel B, Owner at Chalupa's, responded to this review

Thank you, we are glad that you liked our food. More 

Koloa, Hawaii
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
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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