Shaka Tacoz

Shaka Tacoz: Satisfy Your Cravings in Captain Cook — And Enjoy the View
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Hit up Shaka Tacoz for a flavorful meal that you can customize to your heart's delight. Served on a pleasant patio that provides a spectacular view, these tacos, burritos, and quesadillas are loaded with all your favorite fixings.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Located in the heart of Captain Cook, Shaka Tacoz should be your go-to restaurant when you crave tacos above all else — and you want them fast. This beloved taco joint provides the fast-casual meal you desire, but without feeling like a compromise on fine dining. Not only do the tacos, burritos, and quesadillas served here taste amazing, they can be enjoyed with a downright stunning view. 

Ordering can feel a bit overwhelming the first time you visit, but the process is actually quite simple. Step up to the taco truck and complete this straightforward series of steps:

  • Choose your preferred plate. The main options include quesadilla, taco, burrito, salad, or bowl. 
  • Add protein. Pork, chicken, and veggies are standard. For an extra fee, you can get steak or fish.
  • Select a side of hot sauce. These range from mild (mango chile) to extra hot (lava sauce). Additional sauces are available for a small fee.

If you prefer, you can order your tacos a la carte. In general, however, most visitors opt for the customizable options, as these accommodate your unique dietary preferences and tolerance for spice.

A small kids’ menu is available, although older children will almost certainly prefer to order off the main menu. Those who want to go the children’s menu route can opt for a cheese quesadilla, a bean burrito, or two tacos with chicken and cheese.

After your order is complete, you can enjoy your meal on the patio. There, you’ll enjoy an impressive feast for all the senses, complete with enticing scents and flavors, plus a gorgeous view of the ocean.  

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Tacoz
Ordered via the process described above, these tacos are served on six-inch corn tortillas. Double tortillas are available for an additional fee, as are crispy cheese tortillas. Either way, your tacos will come with flavorful additions such as lime crema, pickled onions, and cilantro — plus, of course, lettuce and cheese.

Quesadilla
Treat yourself to a sizable quesadilla with avocado and your choice of protein. Lime crema and Shaka sauce are provided on the side, with fresh jalapenos available for an extra fee.

Burrito
If you arrive with a huge appetite, you’ll be ready to tackle a sizable burrito. Wrapped in a fourteen-inch tortilla, your burrito will be loaded with beans, rice, slaw, Shaka sauce, and lime crema. 

Salad
On the hunt for a light, healthy, and delicious meal? Opt for a Shaka salad, which includes a nutritious and flavorful blend of romaine, corn, quinoa, carrots, cabbage, and tomatoes. The usual pickled onions, cheese, and lime crema are also provided, as are avocados. Chipotle balsamic vinaigrette is provided on the side. 

Bowl
If you love fillings but aren’t particularly interested in tortillas, you’re the perfect candidate for a bowl meal. The Shaka version comes with your choice of protein and sauce, plus lime crema, pickled onions, cheese, and lettuce. All this is served over a sizable serving of beans and rice. 

When you want a pristine view but don’t want to dedicate a ton of time to your restaurant experience, look no further than Shaka Tacoz. You’ll adore the scenery but won’t need to wait long for your tasty taco or burrito to arrive. 

Insider Tips:
-Online ordering is available via Clover when you’re in a rush or simply want to order your meal in advance. Feel free to add an extra bottle of sauce to your order so you can continue to enjoy its delicious flavors long after you’ve finished your meal. 
-As you enjoy your tacos on the picturesque patio, keep an eye out for geckos. They frequently come out to play with visitors. While some people are bothered by these little companions, many taco lovers regard the geckos as one of the standout parts of the Shaka experience.
-Parking at Shaka is best described as painful. This is generally the case in Captain Cook. Try to park on the other side of the street, as this will make it easier to get out.