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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (166 reviews)
“enchiladas” (69 reviews)
“churros” (29 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After reading all the mixed reviews, we went as I still needed my Mex fix and it was close. We must have hit it on a good night as it was very good. I had the carne enchiladas, excellent unique flavor. Wife had the chicken...More

Thank Daryl80920
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in a cute shopping center and the ambience is OK. The service was OK and the food was all smothered in sauces and overcooked vegetables which had little to no flavor. The appetizers and the entrees were all just OK

Thank Edunbar3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and we enjoyed sitting outside! We came back our last night for taco Tuesday!

Thank katiemcali1129
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the margarita bar downstairs on multiple occasions and really enjoyed each one. My husband loved the burger and I really enjoyed the shrimp quesadilla. Shoutout to the kitchen staff every time the food came out delicious and fast, and this place has...More

Thank 692notatraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful upscale Mexican restaurant! The service was terrific and the food excellent. My husband had the Chile Verde meal. This was very different than Chile Verde we have had in the past and something special. The meat was tender and melt in...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go for the Signature Margaritas, good but not always made the same, two of the same drink will taste different but good. I ordered the Pork Chop Al Pastor which was mostly bone, the taste was ok. Others ordered different plates and comments were that...More

Thank baraboll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Mexican food is getting harder and harder to find. Even in So. California it's not that easy anymore. We're always searching, hoping to find a hidden gem. This place isn't it. I ordered beef enchiladas and they were just horrible. I should have just...More

1  Thank Elvis1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the pescadora al pastor tacos. He added rage rice and beans to his serving. We both thought the tacos were extremely bland and I do not like spicy food, but there was no flavor. His rice and beans were also...More

1  Thank Corinne E
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Great experience for brunch.. good food and good service! Had a breakfast quesadilla and my sons ordered from the kids menu, which had good options as well.

Thank ShelleyBerry
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This review highlights their bottomless mimosa brunch. For $30 you get a meal and bottomless Mimosas. Each dish is about $15-20 so why not? The food is amazing and filling. Relleno poblano is my favorite. GO back for lunch or dinner - the food is...More

Thank Gwyneth C
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20 October 2017|
Response from Susan G | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the restaurant has Bud Light beer, sorry.
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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