Great for breakfast lunch & dinner
The restaurant was wonderful. We ate here for dinner (upstairs) and breakfast (downstairs). The dinner was very good, with my husband getting fajitas and myself the mushroom flatbread. We were so impressed by the different flavors (for Kauai) and came here for breakfast a few days later. The breakfast options are amazing and it was our best breakfast of the vacation. The blueberry and fresh corn pancakes are something like I have never seen before (and I'm from Chicago). Tortilla Republic is great for all meals of the day.
2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun evening. Tableside
A fun evening. Tableside guacamole, great Margaritas. Food was fine, nothing special, though.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We live on Kauai and this
We live on Kauai and this is one of our favorite restaurants. This time we especially enjoyed the Beef Short Ribs Chile Verde, the Fish Tacos, and as always the Tableside Guacamole from Pedro. The ribs were especially flavorful and tender, and the jalapeno mashed potatoes were to die for. The tacos were superb and bountiful. And nobody makes guacamole as good as Pedro. Finally, if you like Margaritas, the selection is outstanding (You can go crazy trying to select your favorite brand of tequila). Additionally, the service is hard to beat. This is definitely a mandatory destination for Mexican food.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always enjoy coming back to
Always enjoy coming back to the Kaua'i location. The seating protocol can be a bit draconian, but other than that we really like this restaurant. The food is great and the servers are terrific.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious and numerous gluten-free
Delicious and numerous gluten-free options! Wish there were more of these restaurants closer to home. Looking forward to returning someday!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good Mexican food in
Very good Mexican food in Kauai. Who knew? Beautiful patio with nice views. Be sure to have the guacamole made tableside by Pedro!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Breakfast in Poipu
Best breakfast food on the Island now that 22North is no longer. Every item ordered was wonderful - wish we had gone earlier in the trip. Don't miss the Tomate Fresca and Chilaquiles (with chorizo) and the Huevos Divorciados. The ONLY thing that took away from this experience was a standoffish hostess on our first trip but subsequent two trips and all wait staff were excellent.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always enjoy this restaurant.
We always enjoy this restaurant. Our server couldn't have been more uninterested in us, however.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, attentive service,
Great food, attentive service, and a nice open air ambience. A bit noisy for my taste but okay. Pricey but no more than everything else in Poipu. Manager/owner came to our table to check if everything was okay, which was a nice touch.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, although the
Food was great, although the yuppie clientele left a little to be desired. We came all the way to Kauai, only to feel like we were back in NY.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
In the midst of all the overpriced resort dining, Tortilla Republic was a great find! We even came here twice over our five night stay at the Hilton. The food was amazing and the service was fabulous as well.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was delicious, and especially
It was delicious, and especially good for Mexican food at a resort! Loved the table side guacamole and the chicken enchilada suiza!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Guacamole At Table - Ole'
The guacamole is made by a charming man right at the table. With the a wide assortment of drinks, this is a great evening stop.
We could have just eaten the guacamole and stopped there. The rest of the fare is standard mexican grub but good taste and value.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite in Poipu
Breakfast beneigts as good or better than New Orleans, Pedro's table side quacamole is a must have
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of Kauai's Best Restaurants
I've dined at Tortilla Republic many times - it's not just one of the best restaurants in the Poipu area, it's one of the best on all of Kauai. From appetizer to dessert, TR's talented chef has created a consistently wonderful menu, and the service is excellent. One of my favorite dining spots for both lunch & dinner, I always look forward to sharing Tortilla Republic with visiting family and friends.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would love to go back again
My wife and I were very happy to find this restaurant when we stayed in Kauai. It reminded us a lot of places we would eat when we lived in LA, not so catered to tourists like everything else was in Kauai. The staff were amazing, very attentive, but not hovering. If you order the guacamole it's made table-side by a guy who really loves his job, which is surprising since he makes guacamole for a living. The guacamole was fantastic as well, even if it was overpriced, but everything on Kauai is. The menu has a wide selection of Mexican inspired dishes as well as traditional. I had the catch of day fajitas and was very happy I did. A great experience overall, I just wish we had one in our town.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
best night in 2 years
I heard about Tortilla Republic from a coworker, so I decided to surprise my wife by taking here on a night out. me and my wife headed up to Kukui ula and we found it, we got there around 8pm for our 830pm reservation food was super good with super good prices compared to north shore, but we weren't there for the food we were there to check out Club TR, I thought was gonna be bigger lol but you know what? it was the best time I had in Kauai in the last 2years im so going back and bringing all my friends to hang out .oh and one more thing they could have started the A/C in Club TR way sooner cuz it got hot very quickly. lol
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were 6 of us and we
There were 6 of us and we all LOVED our food! Excellent !!!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
a grest restaurant in south kauai
Ok I said it was 4/5 stars. ...youvjust have to get past the hostesses who are not too with it...not sure when they actually open...but otherwise a great eating experience. ..great food... the tableside guacamole was really good. ... the chicken fajitas were the best ever!!! Great job
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious choice for breakfast.
Breakfast was well priced, creative and delicious. The crisps and muffins were awesome.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place! Great food
Love this place! Great food and atmosphere. We are locals and come for breakfast and dinner a couple times a month.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dinner in Kauai
We ate here twice during our recent stay in Kauai. Every dish was outstanding, and the menu offers a creative take on Mexican cuisine blended with local Hawaiian produce. We enjoyed the ceviche, mole, roasted poblano pepper, ahi fajita, and the very creative jicama 'taco'. Service was fantastic: friendly and helpful both times.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was so good for dinner
The food was so good for dinner we came back for breakfast the following day and weren't disappointed. The staff is very friendly as well.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose the table side made guacamole and the salsa tasting for our party of 6 as appetizers. Both of which were great. Ate upstairs which is best. Great evening!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat
I am always cautious about Mexican restaurants being Hispanic but Tortilla Republic was very good. The only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is due to the table we got. There was a wall that blocked the breeze from coming thru trapping heat on the side we were on. Otherwise it would have gotten a 5. Maybe the GM can suggest cutting out an opening. We had the tableside guac and it was very good. We had the Carne Azada and Fish Tacos and they were equally good. The Purist Margarita was a winner. Bartender who was very attentive came over to make sure they were perfect. The staff was excellent. Don't miss out. Got to it
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Tequila ever
Love the ambience and tequila menu. Love their twist on Mexican style food.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
So worth the Drive!!!
We began as a small group from the North Shore of Kauai. Word quickly spread and we ended up having a group of 12. Valerie and the rest of the staff are amazing. They accommodated us quickly and seamlessly. We were all impressed with the food and drinks. The service However surpassed our high expectations. Our sever was by far the best. She worked really hard and we are so grateful she was very professional and knew her stuff. Valerie in management was awesome and made our whole night.
Everything was fantastic. Go here!!! Get great food, fun drinks and stellar service!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than anticipated
Didn't expect food quite as good as it actually was. The Chicken Mole Enchiladas were outstanding. Margaritas were varied. The Perfect was very goo but some of the others were not worth it. Service was good. A little pricey but you are in Hawaii.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had the fajitas that we were going to share..small portions but tasty
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous venue and dinner
Great atmosphere; great food. Must order guacamole; made fresh at table. Purest margarita. Enjoy the evening here.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is Very Good
This Mexican food restaurant is very good, especially for Hawaii. Two separate types of dining with separate menus. Downstairs is bar dining while upstairs is more form or grill dining. Tables are a little crowded and service can be spotty but the food is good. They need to change their background music. Last time we were there even the servers and hostess couldn't tell us what it was. We ended up saying it was jungle beat with bird sounds. Doesn't add anything to the atmosphere. We will go back because of the food.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Guacamole Ever
I got a shrimp dish as my main entree that was just pretty good and I got a margarita that was very strong. It tasted like tequila with a splash of juices. But we also got the table side guacamole that was just incredible. They make it right there next to your table and it is so fresh. It was the best guacamole my wife and I have ever had. I would recommend this place just to try the guacamole.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb food and atmosphere
The best Tortilla Soup I have ever had! All four of us felt the food was superb! Nice wine list.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was a guitarist upstairs
There was a guitarist upstairs and the music that he played was really nice
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too many different employees arrived at our table at different times to serve us or inquire about our needs. Confusing
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there twice, lunch and
Went there twice, lunch and dinner. Both times food was very good & service very attentive.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant in Kauai
My wife and I dined here one night for our honeymoon. I put a simple message into my reservation that we'd be there for our honeymoon. When our table was ready, we were met with glasses of champagne from the hostess and congratulations. A+ for service. The food was very good as well. You'll pay a little more than at home for the food, but it's Hawaii. We tried the salsa sampler and received an ample amount of chips and four different, and very good salsas. The entrees were equally as good and well presented. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Kauai.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love the Tortilla Republic restaurant! The food is superb. The only reason I couldn't give it all 5 stars is the prices are slightly out of reach of our budget - we have to save up for a couple of months before we go. It is in a tourist-y section of the island and the rent is probably high, but there was only one other local couple dining. Otherwise it is one of our two favorite places to eat.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A perfect way to end our Honeymoon
My husband and I were thrilled to enjoy our last meal on Kauai at Tortilla Republic. Even better, we live only blocks away from their West Hollywood Location! The owners were there to greet us and the service was friendly and attentive. This restaurant is not to be missed while you visit the Island!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM