Tacos And More

Phone (808) 697-8800
4.5 stars from 4 reviews
Address 85-993 Farrington Hwy, Ste 108, Waianae, HI 96792
A pleasant surprise in the form of a Mexican style restaurant in the middle of Waianae.

Features
• Food Types: Mexican • Payment: $ - Cheap - Under $15
• Meals: Dinner • Meals: Lunch
• Service Type: Counter / Quick • Service Type: Table
• Style: Casual • Offers: Kids Menu

Matt Anderson's Take
Tacos and More is located in a little strip mall style building in Waianae, very close to Pokai Bay Beach Park and is a surprisingly good Mexican option in the Waianae area.

The parking lot here is fairly small but there is some extra parking if you drive through the lot and into the back. From the outside, it looks like a small hole in the wall but once you go in it's pretty huge inside since it is actually four or so separate dining rooms so it can hold plenty of people.

You'll have the option to use the quick serve counter for takeout or you can asked to be seated for table service. It seems to very much be a mom and pop type of place and they are very friendly and make you feel very welcome.

Sometimes these places can be a little sketchy in terms of cleanliness but we were surprised at how clean it actually was inside. At one point during our meal I dropped some food bits on the table but before they brought dessert out they actually scooped up my mess so we'd have a clean table for round two. It was a nice touch.

On to the food! We tried the special of the day which were the Durango Tacos which you may know better as "street tacos". Tender chunks of carne asada, onion, and cilantro in a soft corn shell. Delicious. I've been back many times for these.

The tacos came with a side of rice and beans which were just average and sort of bland tasting but some hot sauce helped that. The chips are good and the salsa is good but more of a chunky pico de gallo than an actual salsa. Soda was reasonable at $2.25 but refills are $0.75 which is kind of annoying.

Other items I like include the chimichangas, carne asad tacos (with pico, guac, etc), and the tortilla soup. It's chicken tortilla soup but tastes like a beef broth. Different and delicious.

Side note, if you like extra spiciness in your food then ask for the super hot sauce called "macha" and get it on the side. It's a sort of sticky dark reddish-brown paste but it's super tasty and super spicey! On my last visit they didn't have any macha but the chef made another spicey sauce for me which was really nice and also really delicious.

We also ordered their churros and ice cream dessert and, while most of it was very good, a few of the churros were super hard in the middle. Either old or bad or not cooked, but just not good. We were too stuffed to bother with it.

Service was excellent and friendly so that combined with very excellent food (in most cases) means we'll be back soon for sure and highly recommend you try it too! It's a great authentic Mexican restaurant for those in the Ko'Olina resort area as well since it's only a 15-20 minute drive up the Farrington Highway and far better than Just Tacos.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
I liked the ambiance. It felt like one of those casa restaurants in Mexico. The Margarita was HUGE. Great way to get things going. Salsa fresca was good, but disappointed that we had pay for the second round of chips.

Ordered the carne asada plate. Very good. nice flavor - not the most memorable carne asada I've had, but good. Flan for dessert was tasty, but our friend ordered the banana with ice cream - enjoyed that more. I'll be heading back to Tacos and More soon.
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Beth
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 383
Likes Received: 14
Exceptional service here. When you walk in there you only see the "to go" area then they guide you to the dining area which is 4 different stores made into one huge restaurant. It is dark inside and decorated with colorful flags and Mexican memorabilia. The chimichanga was good as were the chips and salsa.
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Glowwws
Joined: Apr 2015
Reviews: 19
Likes Received: 0
There aren't tons of options for food out on this side of the island and I didn't want to do fast food so we stopped in here after driving to the end of the road and back. I forget the name of our waitress but she was very nice. Food was very good as well and prices seemed pretty good for Hawaii. Nice to know I have an option for good food out this way for next time.
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