Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Tortilla Republic

  • Online Reservations

Tortilla Republic
Tortilla Republic

Tortilla Republic Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tortillarepublic.com
  • Email: infokauai@tortillarepublic.com
  • Phone: (808) 742-8884
  • Hours of Operation: TR Margarita Bar (Downstairs)

    Breakfast: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 11am
    Sat 7:30 - 12noon

    Lunch: 11:30am - 5pm

    Dinner: 5pm - 10pm

    Happy Hour: 3pm - 5pm

    Tortilla Republic Grill (Upstairs):

    Monday - Thursday; 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 9am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Cathy Shyne
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room Las Brisas available for large parties or events. Maximum capacity 30 - 36

    Restaurant Buyout capacity 100 - 150
    Night Club available
  • Private Party Contact: Sydney Pimentel (808) 742-8884

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poipu Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking
A word from Tortilla Republic
Modern Mexican Cuisine. Updated Mexican classics made with fresh, flavorful and unique ingredients, with an island twist.

The Downstairs Margarita Bar serves lighter casual fare, tacos, burritos - Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner. Walk ins Only.
The upstairs Grill serves an eclectic fare of updated traditional Mexican classics with an island twist. NEW Sunday Brunch! Reservation recommendedContinued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Found this place too late into our vacation week or we would have went more. Fantastic food- dinner and breakfast! Best place in Poipu!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great restaurant for happy hour tapas and drinks. Regular menu prices a little high for the portions, but great appetizers to share."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've been there for lunch and dinner. both were so good. I expected breakfast is equally good, but I won't go breakfast again. overpriced and taste was not good. but I will go back to lunch or dinner"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I will definitely come back. I love the trendy atmosphere, but the service was top notch. All staff were polite and aware of me the minute I arrived. Addressing by name and making sure i was comfortable while waiting for the rest of my party. Everything was fresh and with layers of flavor. Too full to have dessert, but i was definitely tempted. This my 5th or 6th time coming. Never have been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was really good, I felt it was Mexican with an island or Hawaiian twist or flare. Overall I was satisfied and would go back. The table side gauc was great, the homemade chips were just as good. We split an app (chicken faltas?) and chicken fajitas. Both were good, not great. The staff was attentive. We sat upstairs, and the view is an open air style mall, so no beach or ocean, but it was a nice experience- it was a nice break from the more "formal" quiet dining places we had been to. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Second time we ate at TR - very good - especially the guacamole and the short ribs. A must on the South shore."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Lively popular restaurant. Good food with interesting flavors - well priced. Did feel rushed to get order in before the large group and then waited to get another drink."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We went one night and ate downstairs. I had the Ahi tacos and they were the bomb! A party in your mouth!! It was so good that our friends offered to buy us dinner anywhere we wanted. We picked this place, but ate upstairs and they didn't have the tacos up there...bummer, I really wanted them again! Although I had the shrimp mole and my husband had the mole chicken poblano enchilada and they were both excellent. Also, try the table side guacamole."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Very interesting ambiance in the main restaurant upstairs. Felt like I was in an upscale mainland city restaurant. The food is very unique and extremely tasty. We tried a little of everything and loved it all. However, be careful of the chocolate cake. It is made with hot peppers and burns the mouth. If you love spicy then I recommend the cake. The service was good but not great. But they were attentive. I recommend getting the tableside guacamole. The woman who prepared the guacamole for us was very friendly and helped make our experience memorable. I highly recommend trying this restaurant. *F*I*V*E* Stars for food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "This is a really good choice for warm balmy evenings where you can sit in the upper deck and catch breezes. Food is very good and margaritas too! first one I had on our Hawaii trip! Family firendly also!"
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "The General Manager's hospitality was the best. Courtney, our waitress, did an excellent job of making us feel welcome and meeting our needs. She helped us with selections and brought our food to us in a timely manner. We cannot say enough about the warmth of this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Enjoy Kauai every trip, and this Location is our favorite over the N. Hollywood location. Courtney has been our regular server and always delivers great friendly service. Love there cut on Mexican style food, best in the Islands."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Two of three meals were really bad. The third was only ok. Pretty place, so I really wanted to like it. Too bad. Waiter giid, because t far too talkative."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "our drinks were not served until after we had finished our appetizers, our server seemed to be preoccupied in the kitchen, that's were he was when I went looking for our drinks. Service for the rest of the meal was also very slow, the restaurant was not that busy, but hey, who wants to eat before your drink gets watered down. The food when we did get it was very good. The view, was not great, unless you like to look at nothing but a tree."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I know, a Mexican restaurant in Hawaii... But this place has a lot of potential. We were a bit disappointed by some fairly easy things to fix so hopefully they read up and get things sorted out: - jalapeño margarita - somehow this was about 3x hotter than eating an actual jalapeño so I would not recommend this to many people. I happen to love spicy foods and I could barely drink it. - fajitas - while a Mexican food staple, these were served with considerably more oil than necessary and I found the beer fajitas to be overcooked. Also, I've never had fajitas with quartered tomatoes in them but that kind of makes this place unique vs. ruining the dish. Overall this place wasn't terrible but for the price I expected more."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Went there twice, lunch and dinner. Both times food was very good & service very attentive."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Too many different employees arrived at our table at different times to serve us or inquire about our needs. Confusing"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "After dining at several "cheap" taco stands (both of which had previously been trucks, from what we hear, but then got storefronts), my boyfriend and I concluded that we would have been WAY better off just eating tacos for dinner versus the food we had at Tortilla Republic. Granted, the margarita he had was, apparently "The Best Margarita," and he really did enjoy it - so if you want drinks, perhaps this is your spot. If you're a foodie, this place will underwhelm you. Nothing was so bad, per-se, and the chips and salsa were actually probably our favorite part of the meal, but it was just a let down after hearing such great things about it but being a lot happier with tacos downstairs at Savage Shrimp."
    Dined on 9/9/2013
  • "We were looking forward to coming back as we loved it last time. May have just been a bad night. Will probably give it a try again next time."
    Dined on 7/5/2013