Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 151
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by QuakeAttack:
3.6/5 rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
We visited Big Island Brewhaus & Taqueria last month while on holiday. It was partially overcast day in Waimae and we stopped for a late lunch.
Atmosphere: I liked the inside of the bar/restaurant, but it was crowded and we ended up sitting outside. You had a mix of locals and tourists. Nothing special...
Quality: Heh, you want a Belgian Ale on the Big Island. We had the White Porter, Pale Ale, and Dark Sabbath (Belgian Dark Strong Ale). I would order all three again. The coconut in the White Porter was excellent and I loved the local honey in the Dark Sabbath.
Service: It was fine. Nothing special.
Selection: I doubt that you will find a better selection of beers on the Big Island. If you are ono for some beer while on vacation or a local getting into craft beer, this is it.
Food: Mexican on the Big Island. My kids were fine with it. Me, not so much.
Value: It was reasonable compared with other places on the Big Island (which means nothing is cheap).
08-09-2013 23:25:47 | More by QuakeAttack
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3.86/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | $$
This review is for the beer only, not the food since I didn't order any.
Went through about 5 items, (not to mention about another four that I could find in bottle shops), and was very impressed. As far as I am concerned it's the best brewery on the Big Island.
Standouts here are the off items, but many of the classic regular lineups are solid such as the White Mountain Porter, and Overboard IPA.
Many limited beers though are impressive. Mandarin Gold is truly a great fruit option with a good soft vanilla flavor and texture. Red Sea of Cacao with it's pink salt, chocolate, and Tall Dark And Mandarin with it's chocolate and mandarin orange all have wonderful aromas, with palates that are truly unique and make you want more.
Service is a little slow, particularly when it's busy, but it's not horrifically bad.
The location is of course not in the most populated areas of the island but it is easily worth going to. The ambience here is also a lot of fun with many people who are visiting and some locals who are all out having a great experience.
A very worthy stop on the island for a brew, and prices here for beer are actually pretty reasonable.
04-21-2014 19:26:55 | More by smakawhat
4.01/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
Stopped by while everyone else was down at the Ironman Championship.
Server was very friendly and helpful with suggestions on food and beer.
Interior was cozy, but we sat out on the spacious patio (~10 tables).
Interesting range of Mexican fare: tacos, burritos, and the like. We all enjoyed our meals.
Prices were very reasonable by Hawaii standards.
10-13-2013 01:36:58 | More by dbriesemeister
Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria in Kamuela, HI
92 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.