Just Tacos

Phone (808) 677-7782
3 stars from 6 reviews
Address 92-1046 Olani St, Kapolei, HI 96707
Mexican food, large tequila list. Located in Ko Olina Resort.

Features
• Food Types: Bar / Appetizers • Food Types: Beer / Cocktails
• Food Types: Mexican • Payment: $$ - Average - $15 to $30
• Payment: Cards Accepted • Meals: Dinner
• Meals: Lunch • Service Type: Table
• Style: Casual • Style: Family Friendly
• Offers: Kids Menu • Offers: Open Air / Outdoor Seating

Full Description
Just Tacos is a Mexican style, family friendly, table service restaurant in the Ko Olina Resort. They offer various tacos, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, and specialty dishes like Molcajete. If you're looking to enjoy a cocktail then check our their margarita list over try one of the over 300 varieties of tequila they offer.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 108
Been here many times and have never had what I would even call good service. A few times it has been average at best but often it's ridiculously slow and orders have been screwed up. We gave up on dining in because of that and that most of the menu items aren't that great for the high prices.

However, Taco Tuesday is really good here. Good food and prices but we only do take out as the service is still always bad. The problem with take out is that it's a 50/50 chance of having the order screwed up still. We now have to check the order every time and when we forget (like we just did) we will get home only to find things are wrong.

Recently, they left onions on the tacos when we asked for no onions. They gave us some green salsa when we asked for their spicy red salsa. And they forgot an entire entree. That meant a return trip. This literally happens 50% of the time.

I've now complained to management and our last trip was a success so I'm upping my rating from 1 star to 3. If things keep this way I'll update this again in a few weeks to reflect that but years of screwed up food won't be made up in a single visit. If you do have trouble ask to talk to Annie or Sal (management) as they've been very helpful to us.
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Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 26
Just Tacos has an overall 3 star average rating from many online reviews.
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Judy M
Joined: Feb 2018
Reviews: 35
Likes Received: 2
I wouldn't say it's normal Mexican food but they've put their own unique spin on it and we really liked it.
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Lani
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 168
Likes Received: 4
Just Tacos in a great location in Ko Olina with a nice outdoor sitting area in addition to the indoor dining area. They have beautiful Tequila bar with over 100 bottles of tequila. Their Margaritas are pretty awesome. My favorite is the Cadillac. It sure goes down easy.

I've tried their Ultimate Fajitas, Molcajete, Chile Rellenos, Sarandiano Fish, and Carne Asada Tacos over many visits.

My favorite is the Chile Rellenos. It's traditional and simple and the chile is pretty spicy just the way I like it. I'll give it 4 stars.

The Ultimate Fajitas has chicken, steak, shrimp, bell peppers and onions with sour cream, guacamole, and tortillas. It's pretty large and you can share it with two people. I find that they use too much oil when cooking the vegetables. The bell peppers and onions are too greasy. I have to hold the vegetables up and let the grease drip off before putting them onto the tortilla. 2 stars.

The Molcajete comes with grilled steak, shrimp, chicken on melted cheese sitting on a piece of aluminum foil. It's super rich and pricey at $18.99. If you want to add rice and beans, it's additional $2.99. My husband likes it but it's too much cheese and meat for me. I can only eat a little bit. 3 stars

The Sarandiano Fish is a deep fried tilapia. I had a high expectations for this one. It said on the menu that it was a house favorite. But alas, it was cooked too long and it came out dripping with grease and the meat was too dry and hard. There was hardly any meat to eat. A major disappointment. 1 star

Carne Asada Tacos is just average. Nothing special about this dish. 3 stars

So overall, I'll give 3 stars for this restaurant.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
First, let's start off with the good. Just Tacos is conveniently located near Aulani A Disney Resort And Spa. It's nicely decorated, with an amply stocked tequila bar. The restaurant is clean and my experience with the service has always been good. There (now) is no charge for chips and salsa when you dine in. Loved their Cadillac Margarita. I'm a huge fan of Mexican food. Good Mexican food. However, my experience eating at Just Tacos has been marginal at best. Haven't had anything taste bad. Just not great. I never walk away saying "I can't WAIT to eat here again". It's always a bit disappointing.

I've ordered the fish tacos, Carne' Asada plate, and tamale's on various occasions. The carne asada was just ok. The flavor was unremarkable, overcooked and chewy. These fish tacos were OK but just didn't knock me out. The tamales were average tasting, too much breading. Wasn't a fan of the rice and beans. Just frustrating - the quality could be so much better. It's hard to explain because nothing was bad. The salsa is more of Pace Picante style salsa, which is not my favorite.

I wish they could do something like Buho Cocina y Cantina did in Waikiki. Introduce fresh island flavors with a sophisticated Mexican twist. Monkeypod Kitchen is right across the street and has world class cuisine with Island flavors. Just Tacos has so much going for it - location, ambiance, great staff.

But it could be so much more.
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Beth
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 383
Likes Received: 14
I remember the early days of Just Tacos when the service and the food were great! Sadly those days are long gone. Service here has gone down hill so badly that we don't eat in anymore. We do take out on Taco Tuesdays when they have their street tacos. Which are really good. I wish it was better all around.
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