Kauai’s Own

Tropical Taco

Serving Fresh Fish Tacos Daily

The best Mexican food you’ll ever eat, in the heart of charming Hanalei town.


Eat here or take out

Roger Kennedy has been preparing his tacos and burritos fresh daily for over thirty one years. His food is legendary on Kauai. Stop by and see what everyone is raving about.

Fish tacos with the freshest catch, or try our beef or vegetarian delights.


Also tostadas, burritos, quesadillas—and our famous fat jack: ten full inches of flour tortilla wrapped around cheese, beans, and beef, deep fried, then topped with organic lettuce mix, salsa, cheese and sour cream.

Some Things Never Change

After enduring for over twenty years of temperatures that could reach over 110 degrees in his signature Taco wagon, Roger is now parked at a new location.


He is serving Kauai’s tastiest tacos, burritos and Fat Jacks from his new sit-down restaurant in the Halele’a Building in Hanalei Town. The same great menu now includes comfortable dining tables and scenic porch seating where you can be “Mayor of Hanalei” and watch all that goes by.

(808) 827- TACO


Mon thru Fri 8 am-8 pm

Sat & Sun 11 am-5 pm

How to find us:

Driving north to Hanalei Town, Tropical Taco is located exactly 1.2 miles from the Hanalei Bridge. We are in the Halele’a Building, the green building on the right.

hanalei_map_ttHalele’a Building

5-5088 Kuhio Highway

Hanalei, HI 96714