Island Taco

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 8 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Tacos, Dairy-Free + 5 more
100% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

9643 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, HI 96796

(808) 338-9895
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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2017

    Always 5 stars when the food is good and no one gets sick. The girl at the register didn't know what to do with us but the manager (owner?) asked if my daughter had Celiac and placed a special order for us. She talked to the kitchen so they could clean the grill and prepare her pork taco separately. Good food, and she stayed healthy on vacation.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2017

    Delicious food and accommodating staff!They offer corn tortillas and corn chips + salsa. They only will substitute the corn tortilla for the taco options, but the variety is enough that there's still multiple choices. My husband had the kalua pork and it was definitely the best! I tried the special which was Cajun shrimp + pineapple, which was also good.

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2017

    Very friendly staff and willing to accommodate multiple allergies. Knowledgeable of what was in their food and the lady behind the counter made some recommendations. I have issues with both dairy and gluten (husband has dairy allergy) and we both were able to eat here. I highly recommend the shrimp tacos with papaya seed. Smoked pork was delicious too.

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2016

    They have great food, they actually know what all of their food is made out of, they seem to understand cross contamination. I am an unusually sensitive celiac, and I usually don't eat out at all because of that. But I had heard enough good things about Island Taco that I thought it was worth the risk. I talked to the cook who knew exactly what was in everything, all the way down to the individual spices. The corn that they make their tortillas out of isn't certified gluten free, so I had the Kalua Pork on a plate with rice and beans instead. It was AWESOME! And I didn't get sick! Thank you, Island Taco!

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    5 ratingOctober 23, 2015

    Very knowledgable about celiac. Food was delicious!

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2015

    What a great experience we had! We interacted with several people who all were knowledgeable about celiac and the importance of making sure that food was handled safely. They were very focused on avoiding cross contamination from the time they took our order until the time we left. The food was great too! We highly recommend eating here.

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    5 ratingFebruary 16, 2015

    Took advice of another review and came here. Staff was very knowledgeable of gf menu items although no gf menu.tortilla chips, are not fried in separate dryer but corn tortillas available for their yummy shrink and fish tacos. They were willing to change their gloves for me upon asking. Great attitude, yummy, hearty filling food.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Tacos


  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
11 am - 5 pm
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