Honolulu Restaurant Guide

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2020 Hawai‘i Restaurant Guide

Taqueria El Gallo Rosa

Map108 Hekili Street
Kailua, HI 96734
(808)262-8226
    Categories:
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Takeout
  • Tapas/Small Plates
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Kailua

Description:

The fast-casual restaurant tempted us since opening day in October with a commitment to making fresh food daily: tortillas, salsas, seven taco fillings, five quesadillas and a handful of side dishes as well as a slate of drinks that includes four types of margaritas. Our traveler (with vivid food memories of his grandmother’s all-day cooking of beans, stews and sauces) vouched for the authenticity of the red and white metal tables and chairs as well as the made-from-scratch food. The restaurant tweaked some things since opening: switching from table service to counter orders and lowering prices.

Additional Information:

Cost Scale: $
$$
Hours: Open daily, noon to 9 p.m.
Parking: Street parking