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Tortilla Republic The Upstairs

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2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Poipu Road)
+1 808-742-8884
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Missouri
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our last visit to Kauai in Dec 2015, we enjoyed this restaurant so much that we ate there twice during our 7 day stay. We had steak and fish dishes and the food was excellent. We got a coupon off of Travel Zoo that also made it a great deal. Based on this, we recommend this restaurant to several... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were driving back to our hotel on Poipu Beach from an excursion to Waimea Canyon in the morning, and we were trying to find a place for breakfast/brunch. We kept seeing little stops along the way. But we encountered the Kukui'ula Village Shopping Center, and we decided to check it out. The shopping center is upscale with shops and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tend not to eat Mexican food when we are on the islands but sometimes you just have a craving! I'm glad we found this restaurant here in Poipu area because it was the best Mexican food we have had in a while. The Cantina below was our first choice but it was very busy so we opted to go... More 

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Thank 502LoLaC2013
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight we had dinner here and ordered the fish of the day -manchong - which was truly memorable. It was well-seasoned and done to perfection. A real treat. The guacamole, which was prepared tableside, was delicious. Finally great service and wonderful ambiance. Highly recommended.

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Thank Marc F
Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not your average Mexican place. A little too rich for me. Waited almost an hour before someone took our order. Fresh guacamole made in front of us was pretty special. They did give us a complimentary chips and salsa and guacamole for the slow service though. That was very nice of them.

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Thank jeayae
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped by for a Margarita and iced tea. While there we decided to order a shrimp Quesadilla to take home. After a nice evening walk to the Hyatt, we returned to our apartment and heated the food . My wife said it was the best shrimp Quesadilla ahe has ever eaten and she announced we will... More 

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LaCrosse, WI
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Tortilla Republic upstairs twice during our visit to Poipu. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. My husband had a bowl of Tortilla soup which was huge and delicious. I had the cup of Tortilla soup which was also quite large. We had the fish special which had a wonderful preparation and the portion... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there twice in 2 weeks. My daughter and her friend are "foodies" and they really enjoyed their meals. Cerviche was wonderful. Attentive service and moderately priced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious lunch here in an open air restaurant in a quaint little shopping center, entertained by chickens. (There was a whimsical sign prohibiting smoking in the area because the chickens liked to smoke cigarette butts at night and they were trying to help them stop!) I had a Hawaiian Mojito and my husband had a good local... More 

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Manager M, Manager at Tortilla Republic The Upstairs, responded to this review

Aloha flowerdreamer, Mahalo for the kind words regarding your dining experience at Tortilla Republic! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time at our establishment. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your drinks and entrees. We are also very happy to hear that we have impressed a tortilla soup aficionado such as yourself! Our kitchen staff takes great... More 

Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, large servings, very nice people, reasonably priced for the island. We ate there twice during our six days on the island.

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Manager M, Manager at Tortilla Republic The Upstairs, responded to this review

Aloha Jack T, Mahalo for the kind words regarding your visit to our establishment on Kauai! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the cuisine and the associates here at Tortilla Republic. We definitely appreciate your return business and we look forward to seeing you in the future! Mahalo, Joe Bruner Associate Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-8884
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 Spanish Guitarist every Friday night.

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