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Monicos Taqueria

4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
808-822-4300
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Ranked #9 of 102 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We returned to Monicos during our second annual Kauai trip and it was as amazing as we remembered. The service here is top notich and the food is to die for. Also, walk down to Cakes by Kristin when you finish. Fantastic desserts there that should not be missed!!

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here with 6 friends. The service was excellent, the food was fantastic and the drinks were great. Our food arrived fairly quickly and was hot and yummy. This is now a favourite of ours on the island. The Mai Tai and the Peach Margarita were the two favourites amongst us.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent food, drinks, and service. Authentic, great prices, good size portions. Drive by this little place everyday, and never stopped in until tonight. We will definitely put it on our list of favs

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have eaten here a few times and the food is fine. It all depends on where your from as to what to expect. Have eaten different dishes and nothing to write home about as it's been ok. The portions are on the small size and need some spice to liven them up. Have sat outside as well as inside... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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235 reviews 235 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Let's start with Monico's Taqueria serves up some of the best Mexican food on Kauai. It is not a large place, but they do a pretty good job at squeezing them in, and it will get very crowded at around 6-7 o'clock. I would suggest getting there early so the wait won't be long. Monico's is crowded for a reason... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There is not anything negative I could think of about this restaurant, well maybe the fact that it gets super busy because it is good and everybody want to eat here. The food is delicious and on the health conscious side. I love this spot. A Must Eat at Place!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had carnitas, chicken tostada , salsa , chips , (the beans were outstanding )It was delicious! Monico, the owner , is the cook and he is from Oaxaca. Really authentic food . Excellent service . Two thumps up!!!!

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Attard, Malta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We loved the time we spent at Monico's Taqueria. The staff are very friendly and efficient and the food was great. We went many times to Monico's and each time we were very satisfied with everything. I would definitely recommend this place to friends. Thanks

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We arrived at Monico on a very busy night; there was a bit of a wait for a table in the packed restaurant, but we were able to sit at the bar. The bartender, though crazy-busy, was attentive and patient while we took our time deciding what to eat. His recommendations were fantastic, and the food really delivered. Everything was... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Authentic, local Mexican food. Monico cooks himself and that is what makes it the best Mexican food on Kauai. Mole!

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