19 Aug Mexican Restaurant opens in Kukuiula Shopping Village
Tortilla Republic opened its door on Monday this week and it is the bomb. The interior is warm and fun with outside seating. I just went last night and was amazed by the fabulous gourmet Mexican food and delicious and different margaritas My favorite margarita was the “skinni” made with fresh grapefruit. My friends enjoyed the margaritas made with coconut water or also with fresh mint and lime. The food was to die for. I don’t think I have ever had better guacamole and the black bean dip secret ingredient is avocado leaves. There are all kinds of tacos, shredded beef, fish with two very different preparations, veggie and jicama. This is not the traditional slab of food drowned with beans and rice. Everything we tasted was excellent and so was the service. The wait was 30 minutes, unheard of for a restaurant open 4 days, but worth the wait. The managers, wait staff and bartenders are obviously in their element and I foresee this being a very successful venture. Soon they will also be opened for lunch downstairs and upstairs this will also be dining, a tequila bar and a private dining room you can reserve for parties. I, for one, can hardly wait to go again, which I am on Sunday. They also have a facebook page with great pictures.