We've traveled Mexico extensively and the corn tortilla remind us of our travels every time. The tacos are big and we usually get one and add a quessadilla. Our favorites are the Ono Fish Tacos and carne asada. Another great one is the veggie taco which is quite satisfy. Guac is available for a dollar extra.
The best burgers on island. Period. They offer several unique burgers we have not seen anywhere else. The restaurant is pretty upscale for Kauai and has a bar loaded with delicious beers on tap. They are unapologetically strict with substituting ingredients so don't try and quite honestly you don't need to. Also we have to mention the fries and homemade ketchup whose taste you won't find anywhere else.
Robs Good Times Grill has far and away the most TV's and when they expanded their restaurant the simply distanced themselves from the pack. Food and drink selection is excellent and they have a nice central location. This spot is very popular with the locals so come and enjoy da culture brah.
The Kauai Beer Company gets the nod here though Kauai Island Brewing Company is right there. The beer is awesome at both places but we like the food just a bit better at BeerCo. They layout is nice too with lots of outdoor seating. Check out both locations if you can!
Small Town Coffee in Kapaa is great little coffee truck in northern Kapaa that has amazing coffee and a unique vibe. There are fancier coffee shops like Java Kai and Aloha Roastery but Small Town just fits Kauai the most in our humble opinion.
You must journey to Hanapepe and dine at Japanese Grandma Cafe for the best sushi experience on island. This is Kauai authentic and FYI this restaurant is located 3 minutes from the nearest fishing harbor. It's a small place so make reservations