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Tortilla Republic Kitchen & Margarita Bar

4.1
4.1
669 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Tortilla Republic Kitchen & Margarita Bar. Located in Poipu, in the center court of The Shops at Kukuiula, feature modern Mexican cuisine. Serves approachable classic fare like Tacos, Ceviche , Fajitas and Bowls, Salads for Lunch. Dinner menu includes delights like Shortrib Chili Verde, Jalapeño Roasted Garlic Potato Puree, Catch of the Day, Herbed rice, Cilantro Citrus Sauce. The Margarita bar boost a selection of handcrafted margaritas & cocktails all on a large open air large patio surrounded the lively margarita bar. Saturday & Sunday Sparkling brunch | lunch, and dinner are served daily, Happy Hour Everyday 3-5pm.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 742-8884

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cody Cisneros

  • Catering

    Tortilla Republic offers its updated Mexican Cuisine to match any budget and any sized event throughout Kauai.Tortilla Republic can cater a delightful spread of creative modern Mexican cuisine for your wedding, meeting, party or special event.Tortilla Republic

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant Buyout capacity 100 - 184

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Eiler: (844) 431-6774

  • Neighborhood

    Koloa

  • Cross street

    Poipu Road

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment several time a week, please contact restaurant for schedule P: 808.742.8884

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 669 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. NV

    NVA1

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Second visit not as good as the first. Hostess had given away planned table sat us at front entrance.Both waitress and hostess gave the impression it was an inconvenience to serve. My enchiladas was cold, partners fajitas was good. House Margaritas were good
  2. GG

    GaleG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere and the service and food were excellent. The filet mignon tacos were outstanding.
  3. SL

    SweetestLove

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Just don’t go! Terrible service and worse food. Not worth even a drink, let alone a full meal.
  4. E

    Evan

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Disappointing. We have dined there in past years and thought the food was good. This year it was mushy and tasteless. The furniture is falling apart. Our waitress, Jo (?)was excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each time we come To Kauai we a point to eat at tortilla republic as much as we can; we simply love their food and the many options along with their extensive bar. Last time we were here it was two of us, now with our daughter we’re massing along the tradition and it’s still as enjoyable as before. Custom made guacamole goes perfectly with their corn chips and they amazing salsa...it’s got a kick but not so much as to not be able to taste the flavors...I would argue it enhances it. Love this place 👨‍👩‍👧
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding waiter!!! Great value. Even the local cat was adorable and professional. Loved it; seriously one of the best dining experiences anywhere.
  7. SH

    SusanH

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Tortilla Republic while vacationing in the Poipu area. We had a wonderful table on the patio, excellent service from Brooke and it was also Taco Tuesday! Our food was delicious, the margaritas were freshly made & tasty, and it was a nice change up from all the seafood we had been enjoying. Highly recommended but make sure you have a reservation before you go!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We were so looking forward to our date night and my husband who rarely organizes everything planned this night for us. In all fairness he would’ve kicked his mole plate dry. However, I could not eat my fish tacos they were so bad - cold, tough and chewy. Service was appalling. Never was asked about why my plate wasn’t touched, never had my drink refilled. We felt like a complete after thought.
  9. AG

    AGDiner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a great night to dine alfresco. Helpful wait staff and Hostess. We are repeat Diners and you never disappoint us. Mahalo
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was not good. We would not go back ever again. The stuffed poblano had about 90% onions, and not much else. The salad with fish on top had cut up fish on it (in Hawaii where there is fresh fish, a fish fillet is appropriate especially for the price) Multiple things have been taken off of the menu Service was poor and rushed
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love tortilla republic, fell in love 3 years ago when the restaurant had the top and bottom to it, food and quality is what it’s always been( chips and salas is amazing with just the right amount of acid and the custom guacamole rounds out any meal. Their happy hour is not your average and has lots of premium items.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Server was more interested in the cat roaming around than serving customers. She forgot my beer, and blamed the bar. Then, she forgot my salad, and blamed the kitchen (it never did show up), and then she got my order wrong. With so many great places to eat nearby, I’d skip this spot due to the okay food and terrible service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful. Hostess sate is right away with our reservations. Jo, our server was friendly and helpful. She did not blink an eye when one member of our party disliked the food and asked for something else. Maybe because we are from Texas and California we are spoiled with good Mexican food. The ambiance was wonderful and we we celebrating a birthday and they were very nice with churros.
  14. LC

    LeanneC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    We used to love this place but it has gone way downhill since it moved to the lower level. All I can say is that the food was gross and way over priced. I'm happy to pay good money for a good meal, but seriously this food was barely edible.
  15. D

    Dissatisfied

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was very poor. Had to request that our waiter bring glasses for beer several times, had to ask waiter to bring other drinks several times. Noticed that waiter was more interested in talking with colleagues than looking after customers. Individual serving water was more interested in looking after table than waiter. Food was marginal for the price.
  16. BV

    BradV

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Probably the best bite of food I’ve had this year.
  17. RV

    RandyV

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't miss this gem. We came by and had the tacos at the farmers market on a Wednesday and decided to set reservations for dinner the next evening. We were glad that we did.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We’ve been coming to Tortilla Republic every time we visit Kauai—and the difference between our experience this year and last year was shocking. The menu has changed, and not for the better. We were curious why it had changed—and asked our waitress, she told us there was a new head chef and he completely “revamped” the menu. The food was unremarkable, which when you compare it to how delicious it used to be—makes it even worse. The portions were smaller (which truthfully would have been fine—we don’t need a massive portion of food) but the prices all stayed the same. The worst part, however, was the fact that all of us had the worst heartburn afterwards. Unfortunately, I doubt we will be making our yearly trek back to Tortilla Republic again.
  20. L

    Laur23

    Portland

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp fajitas were delicious and although the portion looked small when it arrived, it was plenty of food. The flour tortillas were fresh and tasted homemade. The skinni margarita tasted anything but and was also delicious! We will definitely be back the next time we are on Kauai!!
  21. L

    Lucky13

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was good and the bus boy was attentive. The Tuesday's tacos were very tasty, but my wife and I had to get 3 orders to get enough to eat. And, our appetites aren't what they used to be.
  22. w

    wsumba

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Went based on a guidebook recommendation. Admittedly, we don't drink tequila and that's their main competency, but the food was not worth the visit. I had the spicy grilled shrimp tacos, and they were pathetic. My wife had the veggie quesadillas and could only manage one bite. Service was good, and our waitress noticed my wife's lack of interest in her food and graciously comped her part. Fun, lively atmosphere. Go there for a drink, but if you're looking for good Mexican, look elsewhere.
  23. DJ

    DrJonO

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Limited menu. Chicken fajitas were good but dry. No Mexican rice with our meals. No queso available. Chile verde was amazing, tender and fantastic flavor. Tried several margaritas which were ok but too acidic - a little weak. Finally ordered straight tequila to sip.
  24. MG

    MaryG

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great value between Happy Hour and Taco Tuesday. Good tasty food with lots of choices.
  25. SV

    SandyV

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best Mexican food I have had - service is excellent
  26. J

    Judetoo

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We always enjoy Tortilla Republic! Great tacos and salads! Also the Hydration Margarita was excellent! It's not always the best service but this particular night we had awesome service!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are here three times on vacation. Consistently great food. Will be returning next time we are on Kauai!
  28. DR

    DanR

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly at our scheduled reservation time. Food was delicious. Elise was our server and did a great job.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, beautiful environment. Nothing else to say but just visit there and eat well!
  30. F

    Foodie

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and menu!
  31. B

    Brian

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here two days in a row, Fajitas were a hit, also the steak tacos. Our servers were great. The margaritas are the best, great place, great food and especially great service.
  32. LM

    LanetteM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. Randi was an exceptional server, very attentive with many great suggestions. Food is fantastic. Loved eating outside while people watching.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an infant with us and the staff was very accommodating. Our server even went to get a plastic cup with a cut up straw inside to help entertain our 8 month old.
  34. LY

    LivelyYogi

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Menu has change, no weekend brunch menu anymore which is what I wanted. Mexican cobb was a nice menu addition, chicken over cooked, Salsa fresh right amount of heat.
  35. MA

    MaryAliceP

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taco Tuesday!! Great fun and value.
  36. DS

    DebbieS

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good Mexicanfood. So many great gluten free offerings. Had an amazing glass of sangria (shot of tequila instead of brandy). Our server was very busy, so others picked up the slack for her.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Good overall. Very disappointed to hear they have no guacamole available. A staple at a restaurant such as this.
  38. r

    run23

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I rarely write reviews but I feel the need to let others know how atrocious this restaurant is and why to steer clear. We've visited Kauai several times and have grown accustomed to pricey, less than exciting food (there are some gems!). But this experience was ridiculous. The service was below average. The food had little flavor and the taco meat was especially dry. We ordered the guacamole made to order but it was nothing like we ordered. I wish we had left the restaurant after 10 minutes of no one checking in to our table.
  39. MM

    MeganM

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, Great Drinks, a little loud. We went for taco Tuesday and the fish taco's were excellent. The salsa was amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Came here last minute when we all got hungry one night. Had a really good margarita. The food was so so but satisfying. The waiter didn’t check on us much so I never got the 2nd margarita I was wanting but overall I would probably come again.

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Tortilla Republic Kitchen & Margarita Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 742-8884.

Tortilla Republic Kitchen & Margarita Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 669 OpenTable diners.

Tortilla Republic Kitchen & Margarita Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Poipu Road

  • Neighborhood

    Koloa

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cody Cisneros

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment several time a week, please contact restaurant for schedule P: 808.742.8884

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 742-8884

  • Catering

    Tortilla Republic offers its updated Mexican Cuisine to match any budget and any sized event throughout Kauai.Tortilla Republic can cater a delightful spread of creative modern Mexican cuisine for your wedding, meeting, party or special event.Tortilla Republic

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant Buyout capacity 100 - 184

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Eiler: (844) 431-6774

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