The large happy hour sign hanging outside Zelo’s Beach House was a temptation too hard to resist for us, so we decided to have a late lunch/early dinner here. It was a fun, casual restaurant located in the little town of Hanalei in the North Shore area of Kauai.
There were several shops and other eateries in the area, so plenty of parking was available in the shopping center lot behind the restaurant. Once inside, a few TV sets were tuned to the sports channels, and the restaurant walls were lined with photos and memorabilia of Kauai beaches and surfers. This quickly set the mood for some casual beachtown fun.
Our friendly server quickly came over to inform us of the specials and chatted with us for a few minutes. The happy hour offered $2 tacos, $2 tostados, $2 beer, and discounted cocktails. We started off with a couple of each and were pleased with our choice. The flavorful fish tacos were especially tasty and were complimented with the Hawaiian lager we chose. Other items on the lunch menu included casual dishes like hamburgers and nachos. A glance around the restaurant at the other diners' meals had us tempted to try the huge platter of nachos, topped with mounds of cheese, meat, sour cream, and guacamole, but we opted to share a burger instead. The charbroiled burger was hearty enough and easy on the tastebuds, but even with fries, it was not worth the $12 price tag.
Overall, The tostados and tacos were a big hit, and the rest of the food was good, but as mentioned, slightly overpriced. We enjoyed our food here, but we enjoyed the happy hour bargains even more.
**Happy Hour is 3:30pm-5:30pm. For dessert, walk across the street for some shave ice--it's a really "cool" treat!