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Thu, 4/26
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Tortilla Republic Grill & Margarita Bar

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442 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Tortilla Republic Grill & Margarita Bar

Daily 11:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday 11:00am - 11:30pm

Kitchen until 9pm everyday

Happy Hour: 3pm - 5pm Everyday


Tortilla Republic Grill "The Upstairs"

Dinner:
Monday - Sunday; 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 742-8884
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cathy Shyne
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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 "The Upstairs" is the perfect setting for your Wedding Party, Rehearsal Dinner or Large Party for any CelebrationHuge patio with stunning sunset views, in the middle of palm trees in the center court of the beautiful “The Shops at Kukui Ula” Lounge. Off Site Catering available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Poipu Road
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Parking details
Free Parking
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Entertainment
Entertainment several time a week, please contact restaurant for schedule
P: 808.742.8884
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private Dining Room Las Brisas available for large parties or events. Maximum capacity 28 Restaurant Buyout capacity 100 - 184 Night Club available

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What 442 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

fabulous taco tuesday--and cant go wrong sharing a pitcher of tasty margaritas with your friends!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great service, amazing carnitas and monchong fish special. Highly recommend!

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We ate downstairs in the cantina area. With a reservation, we were seated way in a corner. Hostess was lacking attention, and server didn’t appear to have tasted the food, but referenced what “google” said.
Food was ok. But based on pricing, overall experience should have been better

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great round table with lazy Susan in the middle. Jalapeño margaritas are outstanding!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My daughter’s dish arrived about fifteen minutes after everyone else in the party (a simple burrito) even after asking multiple times for it. The server also told us before ordering that there was ice cream available for dessert for the kids and turns out they didn’t have any; the server suggested we go to a different shop to buy after we were done with dinner. No attempt was made to be jovial or courteous about either - no comp or substitutions were offered. Service overall was slow and lackluster. The food was ok but I wouldn’t come back

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Server was overwhelmed, but all in all a great evening

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Worse meal I have had in a long time. Steak Fajitas were almost unable to be chewed they were so tough. What I could eat was bland. Shrimp Quesadilla was uneatable and sent back. Service was full of attitude and mixed up all orders when served. Never again.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We always come here when we’re in Kauai
Really delicious food. My hubby has the fajitas & I either have tres tacos or chicken quesadilla
Great guacamole, chips & salsa
A must go for sure

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Probably the best Mexican food on the island. Highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was not good and would not recommend going to this restaurant while on the island. Service was good, but came in close to closing and service was rushed to get us out and food was low quality.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Always a great meal at TR; the food, service, and ambiance was awesome! We look forward to returning!

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Very, very slow service! It was about 15 minutes before anyone came to our table for our drink orders and then our food took about 45 minutes to arrive. I received my meal about 10 minutes before my husband did, so by then my meal was cold.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Have been to TR many times and always look foreword to the brunch. Entrees came 15 minutes apart. We waited for desert 25 minutes and finally gave up. We will think long and hart before or if we return

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We arrived on time for our reservation and still had a 20 min. wait to be seated. It was yet another little while before we were acknowledged by our server for the evening. This was not outstanding, nor would I recommend this eatery due to the service.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great guacamole and good service. A little pricey but would go back

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Tortilla Republic is a must do for us on each of our trips to Kauai. We love it both upstairs & down. My husband had chicken fajitas and I had a chicken quesadilla . We both enjoyed our food immensely and I took half of mine home. Service was excellent and friendly. I would describe the menu as “nouveau Mexican “ — dishes like our more traditional Mexican restaurants back home but definitely with a twist. A nice addition this time was a complimentary basket of chips & salsa.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We visit Tortilla Republic several times every year we visit Kauai. The food, service, and background music and ambiance are very enjoyable upstairs or downstairs.
We especially love the ensalada sambrosa and enchilada carne dishes.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food in an outdoor mall setting. Service was great.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Over priced and too loud. Food wasn’t great either.....

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

The guacamole is amazing! We enjoyed watching the activity around us, and service was attentive.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

This visit was just OK. Very busy, service a bit slow, eggs overcooked.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Cool place. Nice food, fresh ingredients. Drinks were great. Our server was very nice and quite attentive.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Definitely one to our in your list when in and around Kihei. Fresh and creative Mexican and super friendly and efficient staff.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

OU family's favourite in Poipu! Outstanding food, great loccation, great service, huge drink menu and options.

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2.0Dined on November 22, 2017

the food was cold and tasteless. Usually hot and good. Very disappointed in my fourth visit

recently visited upstairs and the food wasn't tasty and lukewarm and service not great

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Taco Tuesday was the bomb!

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner tonight after eating upstairs several days ago. Dante served us again and definitely elevated the experience. For drinks we had the Perfect and the Local, and enjoyed both. For the meal I had the hamburger, loaded with the fixings and wasn't disappointed (even considering we were eating Mexican). My wife had the pescado burrito and enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Ate here twice during our vacation. Tacos and burritos were great and so were the house margaritas.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

One of our favorite spots to dine on Kauai. For a vegetarian, the well-prepared and very tasty options at TR is refreshing and greatly appreciated. On line reservation experience was quick.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food & drinks. The patio seating downstairs while nice, doesn't have much of a view other than of a few other restaurants & shops, but to be expected given the location inside a mall.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Four of us went. The chips & salsa were very good. The chicken quesadilla was very greasy. The fajitas were good, not great. The tacos also good, not great. Lastly the gaucamole was very good. Excellent service. My daughter ordered crispy taco, they quickly changed it to crunchy.

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

TR is really a great restaurant and has really great food, however, their happy hour used to be so much better. Not only did they raise the prices on food and drinks, but they downsized the portions. Their happy hour used to be so much more worthwhile, now it has just become another expensive tourist trap.

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3.0Dined on August 22, 2017

I wasn't impressed at all with this restaurant. I was able to easily make reservations and we were seated promptly. Our server came over about 5 minutes or so after we were seated and took our appetizer order and said she would get someone to get water for us. We received our appetizers and still hadn't received water. I had ordered the queso which was supposed to be jack and queso cheese but it was yellow like cheese wizz and didn't taste like it should at all. For a small cup of cheese with a little tomatoes and peppers costing $8. it should have been good. I would not recommend the queso to anyone. Our server came back for our dinner/drink order at which time we still hadn't received any water even though we were basically done eating the appetizers. The restaurant was busy but there were still open tables and the service seemed slow. I thought the food was overpriced for what you get but this restaurant is located in a high tourist area so it is what it is. The food was rather bland also. I ordered a carne asada burrito with ranchero sauce and the sauce tasted like canned tomato sauce with no seasonings. I won't be going back.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2017

While we understood it was a busy night, the service was lousy. We had a reservation but had to wait to be seated while others were in line - hostess should have seated reservations ahead of those who just showed up.
It took over 10 minutes for us to get chips and salsa and any greeting from our waiter. Receiving glasses of water took a little less time than that . While our food was incredibly fast to arrive at the table, My margarita came after dinner was served, and my husband never got his drink, even though it was on our tab (which we corrected. ) The food portions were not generous for the price. We felt the Food was decent, nothing special.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Just ok servers need to pick it up a bit ! Sign said $ 30.00 pitchers of margaritas not it was 45.00!

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2017

I met my 2 friends there for brunch. Our service was the only disappointing thing for our afternoon - they just couldn't seem to get the order right, the water and silverware on the table before the meal . . . and follow up service was very poor with the bill being wrong. The server corrected it, but it was all a hassel. But, the food and the drinks were good, our visit was excellent. I'll do it again but maybe sit upstairs.

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2017

We ate at the downstairs cantina. The dining experience and the drinks were fine, but the food was somewhat disappointing. It definitely did not have an authentic Mexican taste to it- fresh ingredients but very pedestrian.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

We love this spot. It's great for a fun night out with friends or with kids. Amazing food options with the best margaritas I have ever had. You must try TRs when you are in Kauai.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Great place for casual Mexican dinner in Kauai

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2.0Dined on May 23, 2017

Taco Tuesday was a joke. The special street tacos were small and the margarita pitched lacked alcohol. Better off ordering off the main menu and a bartender margarita.

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