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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
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.
Went to TR Cantina for Taco Tuesday and it was delightfully inexpensive (particularly for Kaua'i!) Got a huge pile of nachos with tasty chunks of beef, rather than ground or even shredded) and two fish tacos. The fish tacos were a bit bland but overall a decent little meal.
We arrived on time for our reservation, we were seated immediately. So far, so good. I had dined here before and I was looking forward to a great meal. We waited and waited and waited. The busboy stopped by and gave us water right after we sat. The hostess never seemed to notice that we were still sitting there after 20 minutes with no service. We were never acknowledged by anyone, no server stopped by to say "I'm really busy, I will be with you soon"...nothing! The place was not busy at all. Maybe 8-10 tables had guests at them. I'm not sure what the problem was? We decided after almost 25 minutes that we would leave. As we walked out the hostess who had seated us said she hope we enjoyed it??? What? Anyway, I may give this place another chance, not sure about that yet.
We have been here many times on our trips to Kauai and twice on this visit and although Ryan can be entertaining at the bar he can also be very unpleasant to be around. The behavior towards the other employees because he was overwhelmed was ridiculous. He could have asked for help instead of yelling at a couple of the servers in front of a full bar and a couple of tables. I get being really busy, but if you can't handle things appropriately.....
I've been in the service industry for quite sometime and if my co-workers or subordinates spoke to or treated me or anyone else like that I'd be on the hunt for a new "star bartender". It's good to be confident but not to be a jerk!
We like the restaurant, but not the antics!
The service was terrible. Our server was very nice but not attentive whatsoever. Our concierge at the condo rental suggested this restaurant as well as other restaurants in the same shopping complex. If you are looking for a more authentic less touristy restaurant, go somewhere else. When we were seated we were given a drink and dinner menu. The drink menu had their specialty drinks (all made with tequila) and then pages of kinds of tequilas they carry. I ordered a margarita thinking this was my only option besides beer or wine. Upon receiving my drink and not caring for it, I asked if they have other options. She then informed me that they have a full bar. Very confusing for not saying that and/or them not stating that on the menu. The food was okay. Our appetizer was brought out and it wasn't even warm. It should have been served hot. It would have tasted better hot. Our main entree was good. Three of us enjoyed the quesadillas and someone else in our party enjoyed the fajitas.
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