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About TR Cantina & Margarita Bar (Downstairs)
TR Cantina & Margarita: Located in Poipu, in the center court of The Shops at Kukuiula, TR Cantina & Margarita Bar that is located below Tortilla Republic "The Upstairs" feature casual modern Mexican cuisine in a relaxed "cantina style" . Serves approachable classic fare like Tacos, Ceviche ,Burritos and Bowls, salads and and 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,
Koloa, HI 96756
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
TR Cantina & Margarita Bar (Downstairs)
Daily 11:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 11:30pm
Kitchen until 9pm everyday
Happy Hour: 3pm - 5pm Everyday
Tortilla Republic Grill "The Upstairs"
Monday - Sunday; 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment several time a week, please contact restaurant for schedule
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
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
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Private Dining Room Las Brisas available for large parties or events. Maximum capacity 28 Restaurant Buyout capacity 100 - 184 Night Club available
TR Cantina & Margarita Bar (Downstairs) Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely terrible. They were out of fish and corn. Waitress never returned to get our replacement order. After seeking her out 30 mins later and ordering the chicken tacos they were out of that as well! This is at 8:00 on a Friday night. The only think we did eat, queso fundido, was grainy and not cheesy at all. All around terrible experience.
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