Mexican food? In Hawaii? Why not!
Do: Try Da Crack
Conveniently located in the Old Kukui’ula Shopping Center, just look for the line of people in the parking lot. That will tell you a lot about what to expect. Take out only, so head to the beach with fish tacos, Mexican bowl or burrito and enjoy. 2827 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8553 http://www.dacrackkauai.com
Do: Try Paco’s Tacos Cantina
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the ‘old’ Joes On the Green location but all new and fresh with the same great views of the golf course greens and distance ocean views. Sit down and enjoy the service. Great for couples or plenty of room for bigger groups. Highly recommended by locals. Yelpers are big fans too.
Kiahuna Golf Club, 2545 Kiahuna Plantation Drive, Poipu, http://kiahunagolf.com/grill-bar/
Don’t: Tortilla Republic at the Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center
Don’t waste your time (a lot of it) and your money (a lot of it) with the Tortilla Republic at the Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center. I have had a terrible experience there. Terrible food and terrible service. Other reviews are mixed. My guests have reported back mediocre results at best. There are so many wonderful places to eat. I say skip this one.